Jhorna, a young Hindu girl, feels left out when her Catholic classmates receive the Eucharist. Her best friend, Lisa, steals the Eucharist for Jhorna to try. Being seven and gullible, her brother convinces her the Eucharist is literally the body of Christ, so Jesus is in her tummy therefore she must constantly be good. Received: NSI ZeD Drama Prize Award | FilmExchange Film Festival | Nickel Independent Film & Video Festival | Calgary International Film Festival | Prairie Tales Film Festival | Filmi South Asian Film Festival | Calgary Asian Film Festival
Canadian Director, Melody Marchand, discovers saying “sorry” is a shockingly hard habit to break. | Awards: Juror’s Choice for Best In Show Female Shorts (Film & Video Showcase: Torpedo Factory Art Center, Virginia) | Best Screenwriter (AMPIA) | Best Director, Best Short (Nomination: AMPIA) | Official Selection of: The Calgary International Film Festival, The World of Women – WOW Film Festival (Australia), Los Angles Comedy Festival | IMDB: Sorry Girl
Viva Bengali follows a young couple, who, in order to escape the complications of a large, family wedding, decided to elope. The couple returned home in high spirits only to be confronted by Smita’s mother who insists on an over the top Hindu wedding, putting Vegas to shame.
Produced by Earth To Sky Pictures, Director Patricia Harris Seeley, Writer: Smita Acharyya
A 16-year-old boy wishes to be a superhero saving beautiful women but his first job goes awry when the damsel in distress is quite opposite to the girl of his dreams.
Writer/Director Patricia Harris Seeley, Producer: Smita Acharyya
With nine weeks left to her wedding day, Chloe Miller, a size 12, attempts various methods to downsize and fit into the size 8 wedding dress of her dreams. | Festivals & Awards: Best Short (Nomination AMPIA) | Emmedia Bars and Tone Award | Official Selection: herland Film & Video Festival | Calgary International Film Festival | Downsizing, IMDB
Surrounded by commercialism and crowds a man finds his way to the true meaning of Christmas.
Written by: Cameron Falkenhagen; Performed by: Remi Boudreau; Directed by: Smita Acharyya
Twinsletown Productions was named after the relationship of the filmmakers, twin sisters Rita Acharyya and Smita Acharyya. The production team includes writer/producer Rémi Boudreau. Combining their talents, the trio have created several award winning films. Their debut film SECOND COMING IN THE 2ND GRADE was selected for the National Screen Institute’s Drama Prize award. Their production SORRY GIRL was selected as the JUROR’S CHOICE FOR BEST IN SHOW at the Female Shorts: Film & Video Showcase (Torpedo Gallery, Virginia). The production also received an AMPIA award for BEST SCREENWRITER as well as nominations for BEST DIRECTOR and BEST SHORT.
Smita Acharyya is an award-winning writer and director based in Vancouver, Canada. Her films have been selected as a New York Times Critics’ Pick, invited to festivals around the world and broadcast internationally. She recently managed several TELUS STORYHIVE grant programs to support the career acceleration of emerging content creators, with a focus on increasing representation in front of and behind the camera for traditionally underrepresented groups. Prior to her work at STORYHIVE, Smita served as Production Manager for the Gemini nominated APTN documentary series Fish Out Of Water. She is proud to have been a part of the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Marketing team, the VIFF Industry team and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival’s team. She is a Women In the Director’s Chair alumna, as well as former President of WIFT-Alberta.
Rita Acharyya produced the film SECOND COMING IN THE 2nd GRADE with her twin sister, Smita Acharyya, through their production company Twinsletown Productions. The film received the NSI Drama Prize Award and was screened in numerous festivals. The twins teamed up once again to make the AMPIA nominated film DOWNSIZING. Rita’s talents include winning reality shows! She competed against eleven other participants in the reality show “Dream Chasers.” Taking home the top prize, Rita won her dream of converting an RV into an MV (Massage Vehicle, otherwise known as a heavenly spa on wheels) through which Rita has been able to bring healing massage and Reiki to people’s doorsteps. Rita proudly received an AMPIA award for Twinsletown’s latest short film SORRY GIRL. Rita has appeared in the documentary VIVA BENGALI and several short films. She continues to work with her twin on their first feature film SHANTI CLAUS and other projects in development.
Rémi Boudreau put his rebellious teen angst and orange mohawk to good use when he began his career as the frontman and co-songwriter for the metal band Cloud 9. As he mellowed into his 30s, his musical talent eventually introduced him to the film industry when he penned the theme song “Forgive and Forget” for the award winning short film SECOND COMING IN THE 2nd GRADE. Rémi’s unique talents won him a starring role in the comical Christmas music video ENOUGH. Ever the Renaissance man, his artistic talents include creating historically accurate weaponry, a specialized skill he used to create props for various movies and television including DRACULA 2000 and the Gemini-nominated documentary series FISH OUT OF WATER. His quirky sense of humour and talent for upsetting his mother-in-law were featured in the internationally broadcast, award-winning Documentary VIVA BENGALI. Rémi is pleased have his decades of ranting about a moneyless world put to good use as a co-writer for the film HYPHAE.