During an email interview, Asha Bajaj, Editorial Director of Canadian-Media, had a chance to discuss with the actor/director Trilok the emotional conflict that comes with the reality of life.
Following is the excerpt of the interview:
Asha: What are your comments on the Indian-American film Industry?
Trilok: There are few filmmakers who make films, but it’s very limited. It needs to be supported more by Indian American Audience. Filmmaking is one area Indians Living In the USA and Canada need to make a bigger mark. There is a lot of talent; hopefully, they will get a chance to shine. I have many local talented artists In my films. I tell stories about being an immigrant, may it be the USA or Canada. I see that when you migrate, there are many emotional conflicts, and through my films, I present a view where one can feel more assimilated and less conflicted. In times to come, I see it growing into much bigger film industry.
We’ve seen you made feature films with celebrities; what inspired you to make a short film?
As a storyteller, I am not hindered by the film’s length; I wanted to convey a socially relevant message to the youth of India and the 30 million NRIS.
This is a non-commercial venture with a public service spirit appealing to Indians worldwide. Therefore, I felt content needed to be told through a short film.
What is the journey of this short film other than being released on YouTube?
The film will have its world premiere On August 27, 2021, on the YouTube channel of nritvfilmclub. Following this, the film will be shown on television and on various digital platforms worldwide.
For our aspiring filmmaker, please share some facts about the film, like the format, the timeline, the budget, and other info that can benefit in planning a film.
The film was shot in 4K digital format. Once the script was ready, the film took one week for pre-production and production. And one month for post-production. The film is priceless because a team of creatively passionate people got together and spent the money needed on renting the equipment, good food for the 30 members cast and crew, location, and transportation. etc. My suggestion to aspiring filmmakers is to plan well and go for it. I am always open to mentoring aspiring filmmakers and artists.
What is your next project?
At present, I have a feature film and a short film in development.
‘To New India with Love’ envisages the vision of New India championed by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and aims to create greater awareness about the role that NRIs can play in mentoring the Indian youth.