Indian American writer-director Tanuj Chopra’s film, “Chee and T,” is among the many highly curated films that will be screened at the 2016 LA Film Festival, which will run June 1-9 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood and Culver City, Calif.
The festival has announced its competition lineup and Chopra’s film, which will see its world premiere at the event, will compete with 11 other films in the U.S. Fiction category.
“Chee and T,” which is produced by Sohini Sengupta, stars Noureen DeWulf, Karan Soni, Himanshu Suri, Sunkrish Bala, Dominic Rains, Asif Ali, Rebecca Hazlewood, Bernard White and Scott Rogers.
The film is a delirious ride with two hot henchmen, who are tasked with getting their South Asian boss’s out-of-control nephew presentable for his engagement party by day’s end, according to the official synopsis.
The festival films, which include 42 world premieres, will compete in the U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, LA Muse, and Nightfall sections.
In the LA Muse section, audiences will be treated to a bunch of films starring noteworthy talent that includes “Actors of Sound,” a Foley art documentary.
In the documentary film, directed by Lalo Molina, the viewer is transported into the dark, cluttered prop rooms where Foley artists make their magic. The footage features world renowned Foley artists — including Indian artists Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Sajjan Chawdhry and Karnail Singh Virdi — manipulating props to create sounds, showcasing their truly unique creative process.
Chatterjee, a National Award winner and a recipient of numerous other awards like IIFA, Filmfare and Screen, has recorded and mixed songs/music and soundtracks for films like “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,” “Devdas” and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham,” among others, during his three-decade-long career in the industry.
Virdi, who will soon be completing four decades in the Indian film sound industry, has worked on over 2000 Hindi and regional films, including “Dil,” “Krish,” “Dhoom,” “3 Idiots,” “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,” “Tanu Weds Manu” and “PK.”
Chawdhry, a Foley artist, has also worked on more than 2000 feature films along with Virdi and their team. One of their films, “Roar,” was nominated for the prestigious MPSC awards for Best Sound.