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
Release dates
Running time
4 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $100

Another Day Another Life is a 2009 American suspense thriller film produced, edited, and directed by Rohit Gupta. It's about a man, Jason, played by Benjamin Jacobs, 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 critical acclaim at its festival run winning awards & nominations.[1]

Plot[edit]

After he loses everything, a man struggles with his desire for revenge.

Cast[edit]

  • Benjamin Jacobs as Jason
  • Amneek Sandhu as Rachel

Production[edit]

The film was shot in guerilla style in seven hours using Panasonic AG-DVX100 edited on Gupta's Mac Book Pro and put together for $100.[2] It was shot in Newport, Jersey City.

Critical reception[edit]

The film was selected to showcase at the Short Film Corner - Cannes 2009. It continued to be showcased for four years thereafter at the international festival circuit including at the International Astana Action Film Festival, Eastern Electronic Film Festival in the United Kingdom, Rainier Independent Film Festival, US, River Bend International Film Festival, US, India International Film Festival of Tampa Bay, Mix International Shorts Film Festival, US,Media Film Festival, US, Appalachian Film Festival, The Dam Short Film Festival, US, Box[ur]Shorts Film Festival, Los Angeles, Big Mini DV Film Festival, NYC; Orlando Hispanic Film Festival, Florida; Brownfish Shorts Film Festival, New York City; Blue Snowman Film Festival, Canada, Rumschpringe International Short Fillm Festival 2011, US; Spirit Quest Film Festival, United Nations Global Wake-Up Film Festival, Chicago; Silicon Valley Film Festival, US; Great Lakes International Film Festival, US,[3] ITSA Film Festival,US,[4] Anthem The Libertarian Film Festival,[5] Action On Film International Film Festival, US; IFC (Independent Film Channel) and Media Labs, US; EuroAsia Shorts International Film Festival and others.

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.".[6] The film was chosen as the opening night film at the Golden Door International Film Festival.[7] Bill Sorvino, Festival Director said: "We feel very fortunate to have such a strong beginning to our festival".[8] On September 11, 2014 NDTV Prime, India's prime national television channel, broadcast the film nationwide.[9][10]

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.[11]

Festival/Award Year, Location Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
16th Annual Film Competition aka Rack Focus, Carnegie Mellon University 2009; US Best Short Another Day Another Life Nominated
Accolade Film Awards 2009; US 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
Best Shorts Competition 2011; US Award of Merit for Best Dramatic Impact Another Day Another Life Won
Award of Merit for Best Short Film Another Day Another Life Won
Canada International Film Festival 2010; Canada Best Experimental Film Another Day Another Life Won
Cape Winelands International Film Festival 2012; Cape Town, South Africa Best Short Film Another Day Another Life Nominated
Costa Rica International Film Festival[12] 2011; Costa Rica Best of the Best Short Film Another Day Another Life Nominated
Golden Door Film Festival of Jersey City[13] 2011; US 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 2012; US Grand Goldie Award for Best Innovative Short Film Another Day Another Life Won
Hoboken International Film Awards 2009; US Best Short Short Another Day Another Life Nominated
17th Indie Gathering International Film Festival 2012; US Suspense Thriller Micro Film Another Day Another Life. Won
Oregon Film Awards[14] 2011; US Best Narrative Short Film Another Day Another Life Won
Silicon Valley Film Festival 2011; US Innovation and entrepreneurship Another Day Another Life Nominated
World Music & Independent Film Festival[15] 2011; US Best Original Soundtrack Peter Roessler Nominated
Best Screenplay GiriMohan Coneti Nominated
Best Cinematography Carlos Deuringer Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alum Makes First Feature - by Frank Pasquine". New York Film Academy. September 28, 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "New York Film Academy Alum Makes First Feature by NYFA official Blog". New York Film Academy. September 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Great Lakes International Film Festival, US, 2011". Great Lakes International Film Festival. 
  4. ^ "2011 Schedule ITSA Film Festival,US," (PDF). ITSA Film Festival. 
  5. ^ "Anthem The Libertarian Film Festival, US, Featured Films". Anthem Film Festival. 
  6. ^ "Another Day Another Life, a remarkably fast pace film.". WBRI, US. February 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Star-powered inaugural film festival strikes gold". Hudson Reporter. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Life! Camera Action wins Grand Jury Choice Award". TOI. 28 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Watch Critically Acclaimed Short Films On Prime Talkies With Pocket Films" (In the News). The Daily Eye. September 10, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sneek Peek: Another Day Another Life - NDTV Movies". NDTV Movies. September 11, 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Another Day Another Life wins". CelebMirror. Feb 6, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Costa Rica International Film Festival 2011 - Best of the Best Category, Compelling Short Film". Asia Mail. 
  13. ^ "Golden Door Film Festival of Jersey City, Winners and nominees 2011. Another Day Another Life". GDIFFoJC. 
  14. ^ "Oregon Film Awards 2011 Grand Winners List- Another Day Another Life for Best Narrative Short film". Oregon Film Awards 2011. 
  15. ^ "World Music & Independent Film Festival 2011, Life! Camera Action...Wins 2 Awards". Times of India. 

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