Malayalam movie ‘Vazhiye’ directed by Wayanad-based filmmaker Nirmal Baby Varghese, has been selected as runner-up in Festivus Film Fest. This is a Canada-based online film festival. The film had previously made its official selection to the Toronto Indie Horror Fest which is scheduled for May 10-13.
Vazhiye is an experimental movie made in found footage style and it is the first found footage movie in Malayalam. The movie already garnered attention for the Indian debut of Hollywood music director Evan Evans. Film produced by Baby Chaithanya under the banner of Casablanca Film Factory. It stars newcomers Jeffin Joseph, Aswathi Anil Kumar, Varun Ravindran, Shyam Salash, Saniya Poulose, Salini Baby, Joji Tomy and Rajan.
The horror thriller is written and directed by Nirmal Baby Varghese and produced by Baby Chaithanya under the banner of Casablanca Film Factory in association with Vivid Frames. Midhun Eravil is the cinematographer and Jeffin Joseph is the executive producer. Editing and sound designing was done by the director himself. The second unit camera is cranked by Shobin Francis, Ghanashyam and Nirmal (Director). Jees Joseph is the project designer and Sanjay Thomas Chowattukunnel, Nibin Stany, Alen Jiji are the production controllers. Arun Kumar Panayal and Saran Kumar Bare are the associate directors.
V Nishad is the PRO and final mixing was done by Rajeev Viswambharan. Translation and subtitles were written by Nandalal R. Amalu is the title designer and still photography was handled by M E Photography, Social media promotion: Asha Manoj, Infotainment Reels. Costume design was done by Rohini Saji.