Another Day Another Life

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Another Day Another Life
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Movie poster
Directed by Rohit Gupta
Produced by Rohit Gupta
Written by GiriMohan Coneti
Starring Benjamin Jacobs
Amneek Sandhu
Music by Peter Roessler
Cinematography Carlos Deuringer
Rohit Gupta
Edited by Rohit Gupta
Production
company
Release dates
Running time 4 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $100

Another Day Another Life is a 2009 American suspense thriller flick produced, edited and directed by Rohit Gupta.[1] It's about a man, Jason, played by Benjamin Jacobs,[2] who struggles to repress his killer instinct as he approaches the planned killing of his lover. The film was selected to showcase at the Short Film Corner - Cannes Film Festival 2009. It received high critical acclaim at its international festival run winning several awards & accolades.[3]

Plot[edit]

Another Day Another Life is a snappy and a thrilling film about a man's tryst with his destiny in his bad economic times. For a young man in New York City, his job, his investments, his dwelling and most importantly his love is what keeps him going until the day he loses all of them at once. Downsized and desperate, he struggles with his desire for revenge and figuring out what really matters in the grand scheme of life as he makes himself a list.

Cast[edit]

  • Benjamin Jacobs as Jason[2]
  • Amneek Sandhu as Rachel[4]

Production[edit]

Another Day Another Life is a result of Rohit Gupta's first film assignment at the New York Film Academy. The program structure mandate was to make a narrative film without dialogues in less than five minutes.[5] GiriMohan Coneti, the writer of the film in response to an advertisement initially submitted ten lines of the concept. The film was shot in guerilla style in seven hours using Panasonic AG-DVX100, edited on Gupta's Mac Book Pro and put together in $100.[6] Gupta met Peter Roessler, the music composer of the film who at the time worked at a local Starbucks situated at the 14th Street – Union Square In New York City where Gupta frequented after his classes. In an unusual format the film was edited mainly on the basis of its music.

Filming location[edit]

Newport, Jersey City.

Distribution[edit]

Another Day Another Life was acquired for digital distribution by Pocket Films, India's largest aggregator and distributor of alternate content.[7] On September 11, 2014 NDTV Prime - India's prime national television channel broadcast the film nationwide.[8][9]

Critical reception[edit]

The film was selected to showcase at the Short Film Corner - Cannes 2009. A review from the Judges of the MIX International Shorts Film Festival said, Another Day Another Life is a remarkably fast pace film, the action never slows or halts. The title is an excellent one that implies so many different things. There is no question this a compelling short film[10]

It continued to be showcased for four years thereafter at the international festival circuit including at the International Astana Action Film Festival,[11] Eastern Electronic Film Festival in the United Kingdom,[12] Rainier Independent Film Festival, USA,[13] River Bend International Film Festival, USA,[14] India International Film Festival of Tampa Bay,[15] Mix International Shorts Film Festival, USA,[16] Media Film Festival, USA,[17] Appalachian Film Festival,[18] The Dam Short Film Festival, USA,[19] Box[ur]Shorts Film Festival, Los Angeles[20] Big Mini DV Film Festival, NYC[21] Orlando Hispanic Film Festival, Florida[22] Brownfish Shorts Film Festival, New York City[23] Blue Snowman Film Festival, Canada,[24] Rumschpringe International Short Fillm Festival 2011, USA,[25] Spirit Quest Film Festival, United Nations Global Wake-Up Film Festival, Chicago[26] Silicon Valley Film Festival, USA[27] Great Lakes International Film Festival, USA,[28] ITSA Film Festival,USA,[29] Anthem The Libertarian Film Festival,[30] Action On Film International Film Festival, USA; IFC (Independent Film Channel) and Media Labs, USA; EuroAsia Shorts International Film Festival and others.

Awards and nominations[edit]

The film has received various awards and nominations, with the nominations categories mainly ranging from recognition of the film itself (Best Short Film) to its direction, dramatic impact, music and writing.[31]

Festival/Award Year, Location Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
16th Annual Film Competition aka Rack Focus, Carnegie Mellon University[32] 2009; USA Best Short Another Day Another Life Nominated
Accolade Film Awards[33] 2009; USA Award of Merit for Dramatic Impact Another Day Another Life Won
Award of Merit for Direction Rohit Gupta Won
Award of Merit for Short Film Another Day Another Life Won
Appalachian Film Festival[34] 2012; USA Best Micro Film Another Day Another Life Nominated
Best Shorts Competition[35] 2011; USA Award of Merit for Best Dramatic Impact Another Day Another Life Won
Award of Merit for Best Short Film Another Day Another Life Won
Brownfish Shorts Films Festival NYC[36] 2011; USA Best Short Narrative Another Day Another Life Nominated
Box[ur] Shorts Films Festival [37] 2011; USA Best Killer Short Another Day Another Life Nominated
Canada International Film Festival[38] 2010; Canada Best Experimental Film Another Day Another Life Won
Cape Winelands International Film Festival[39] 2012; Cape Town, South Africa Best Short Film Another Day Another Life Nominated
Costa Rica International Film Festival[40] 2011; Costa Rica Best of the Best Short Film Another Day Another Life Nominated
Golden Door Film Festival of Jersey City[41] 2011; USA Best Short Short Another Day Another Life Nominated
Best Concept for Short Short GiriMohan Coneti Won
Best Director for Short Short Rohit Gupta Nominated
Best Jersey City/Local Film Another Day Another Life Nominated
28th Goldie Film Awards[42] 2012; USA Grand Goldie Award for Best Innovative Short Film Another Day Another Life Won
Hoboken International Film Awards[43] 2009; USA Best Short Short Another Day Another Life Nominated
Hot Media International Film Festival[44] 2012; USA Best Film of the Festival under 30 minutes Another Day Another Life Won
Best Screenplay GiriMohan Coneti Nominated
Best Director Rohit Gupta Nominated
17th Indie Gathering International Film Festival[45] 2012; USA Suspense Thriller Micro Film Another Day Another Life. Won
International Film Festival Ireland[46] 2009; Ireland Best Film Under 45 Minutes Another Day Another Life. Nominated
International Film Festival Thailand[47] 2009; Thailand Best First Film Another Day Another Life. Nominated
International Film Festival South Africa[48] 2009; South Africa Best First Film Another Day Another Life. Nominated
ONECLOUDFEST (First film festival @ Facebook)[49] 2011; Sweden Best Narrative Film Another Day Another Life Nominated
Oregon Film Awards[50] 2011; USA Best Narrative Short Film Another Day Another Life Won
Silicon Valley Film Festival[51] 2011; USA Innovation and entrepreneurship Another Day Another Life Nominated
Swansea Bay Film Festival[52] 2009; UK Best First Film-North America Another Day Another Life Won
World Music & Independent Film Festival[53] 2011; USA Best Original Soundtrack Peter Roessler Nominated
Best Screenplay GiriMohan Coneti Nominated
Best Cinematography Carlos Deuringer Nominated
Urban Suburban International Film Festival[54] 2009; USA Best Film under 6 minutes Another Day Another Life. Nominated

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