As per the latest reports, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s maiden production film has been selected for Gotham Week. Read below to know more details about it.
Gotham Week is a prestigious international film market were established and young filmmakers can meet film financiers, festival curators, sales agents, and producers. The annual event, which is sponsored by Netflix, Amazon Studios, Audible, SAGindie, and WarnerMedia, brings together some of the best storytellers from film, television, and audio. This year’s Gotham Project Week will take place virtually from September 19 to 24. For this year, fifteen foreign film scripts from around the world were chosen, one of which being Girls Will Be Girls.
Pushing Burtons Studio (Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal), Crawling Angel Films (Sanjay Gulati and Pooja Chauhan), and Dolce Vita Films collaborated to make Girls Will Be Girls, an Indo-French co-production (Claire Chassagne). The team recently finished filming a pitch video/teaser, which they believe will aid fundraising during Gotham Week and beyond.
Earlier this year, the script was selected for the Berlinale Script Station, and it is also the only Indian project selected for the Jerusalem Film Lab, which will take place at the end of August.
“We hope to be able to find like-minded investors and collaborators at Gotham Week to join us in making this exciting film. It is a fresh and feminist story, and I believe Shuchi is a new voice in Indian cinema”, Producer Richa Chadha said.
Shuchi added, “Girls Will Be Girls deals with gendered power dynamics and female sexuality and I’ve always thought the story would resonate internationally so I’m really happy about this selection. I hope Gotham Week will be a launchpad for us as we fundraise and build a mostly female crew—I hope people reach out to us.”