Film & Media

Film & Media

Three-part interview with India's Rock Street Journal Magazine on film scoring.

Cat Sticks (Ronny Sen, India 2019)

“...one of the best scores that I’ve heard in recent years.” – Chris Salce, filmthreat.com

Narrative Feature
Role: Composer

Premiere: Slamdance 2019 (Jury Honourable Mention For Best Narrative Feature)
Winner: Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, California 2019 (Best International Narrative Feature)
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2019
New York Indian Film Festival 2019
European Premiere: Oldenburg International Film Festival 2019
Bushwick Film Festival, New York 2019
3rd i International South Asian Film Festival, San Francisco 2019
Indian Premiere: Kolkata International Film Festival 2019
Athens Avant Garde Film Festival 2019
Tallinn Black Nights, Estonia 2019
Indian Film Festival Bhubaneswar 2020
Festival du Film d’Asie du Sud, Paris 2020
San Francisco IndieFest 2020
Bedford Falls Film Festival, New York 2020

On a rainy night in Calcutta a group of desperate addicts chase brown sugar, but the permanent intoxication they seek proves elusive. A relentless downpour plays backdrop to lives balanced on a precarious high.

Ronny Sen brings the bold style of his fine art photography to this story about an underground community of junkies who scrounge a living on the streets of Kolkata. Stunning compositions capture his characters emerging from and disappearing into inky blackness, intermittently drenched in rain. At the core of Sen's feature debut are the human connections between these forgotten souls … He masterfully weaves sequences of pure cinema, rendered with modern-dance informed movement, into his raw and gritty narrative. ‘Cat Sticks’ is one of the most gorgeous and affecting films Slamdance has presented in recent memory. – Paul Sbrizzi, Narrative Features Programmer, Slamdance 2019

Rising Silence (Leesa Gazi, Bangladesh / Uk / India 2019)

Role: Composer / Music Direction

Premiere: Dhaka International Film Festival 2019 (Winner: Best Documentary)
Winner: Moondance 2019 (feature documentary category)
Winner: Best investigation 2019 at Asian Media Awards UK

Soundtrack available at Bandcamp, Spotify & other major online platforms.

Birangona means “Brave Woman”. It was a term created as a mark of respect for the 200,000 – 400,000 women and girls that were raped and tortured by the Pakistani army during Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War. When the war ended, they and the children were marginalised by society, rejected by local people for the ‘sin’ of having been raped. Rising Silence is a rich oral history of the few remaining survivors.

Royal Enfield Apparel

Ad campaign (six short films) for Royal Enfield Apparel (2020)
Role: Composer

19.04 Fashion Film SS18

Fashion film for 19.04world (Russia 2017)
Role: Composer

‘We The Peoples Film Festival’ Promo Video

Promo video for We The People’s Film Festival (UK 2016)
Role: Composer

Stylecraft Corporate Video

Corporate video for Stylecraft, an ethical clothing factory in Dhaka (Bangladesh 2017)
Role: Composer