What is the necessity of making a short film? The reason is pretty simple and straight, short films offer the best medium through which one can portray his/her film-making skills and display it to the audience.
We have many directors who've made their entry into films by making short films. We also have directors who went on to make short films after making feature films. So, let us take a look at a few of them.
He has made two Tamil short films, one titled 'The Angel', which starred Vijay Sethupathi and Bobby Simha. His second short film 'Eli' was produced by Vineeth Sreenivasan with Nivin Pauly and Bobby Simha playing important roles in it.
Lijo Jose Pellisery
'The Game' directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery was a short film with the tagline "From the makers of Nayakan". This 4-minute short film is a cute tale of friendship.
Jude Anthany Joseph
Jude Anthany Joseph made 2 short films namely 'Yellow Pen' and 'Nakshatrangalude Rajakumaran', before entering Mollywood. 'Nakshatrangalude Rajakumaran' was based on Mammootty's autobiography and it fetched the director a lot of appreciation as well.
'Debt', directed by Lal Jr., is a state award-winning short film. The film had its script written by Sachi and it also had actor Lal playing an important role.
Basil Joseph started off by directing short films. Two of his short films, 'Priyamvada Kaatharayano' and 'Oru Thundu Padam', were on the lines of his debut movie, providing fun and entertainment. OTP did have Aju Varghese playing the lead role.
Lijin Jose decided to make a short film after making two feature films. 'Unfriend', which featured Master Gourav in an important role, is a 15-minute short film that dealt with an important issue.
If you take a look at the short films made by these directors, you would probably get an idea about the importance that this mini version of a film holds. The seriousness with which they have approached their works talks highly about their craftsmanship.
Many established directors have spoken about the importance of making short films. Short films should be precise, spot on and to the point, as these mini version of films can't enjoy the time liberty that feature films enjoy.
Moreover, short films offer the best platform for aspiring filmmakers to fill in their portfolio with some quality work. Various short-film festivals are also being conducted, which provide a podium for the short-film makers to display their works.
So, if you are a wannabe filmmaker, pull up your socks and get set to make quality short films that would fall into the leauge of the works of these directors.