Sat. Jan 28th, 2023

Nirmal Baby Varghese’s, Vazhiye,  Malayalam’s first found footage film bagged two awards at the last season of the Indie World Film Festival. It is a Malta based online film festival. Midhun Eravil won the best cinematography award while American musician Evan Evans won the best background score award. The film also has the distinction of being Hollywood music director Evan Evans’ first Indian film.

‘Vazhiye’ film poster

The film narrates the story of two YouTube vloggers that decide to make a documentary film about a mystery land, where they confront perilous, nightmarish situations. The film was previously an official selection at the Toronto Indie Horror Film Fest and was runner-up in the Best Feature Film category at the Festivus Film Festival. Film started streaming on the American OTT platform Diverse Cinema from 11 June 2022.

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. 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.

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