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The Climb

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    Film made while attending:
    Christ University
    Sony Alpha A6300
    Software Used:
    Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Audtion, Audacity
    Other Film Equipment Used::
    DJI Ronin M, Samson USB Mic

    The simple story follows one day in Simon Peter’s life as he wakes up, goes climbing a rock mountain with his friend Thomas, watches his friend die, which leads the day to start over. This continuous time loop seems to have no end at all. Will Simon ever be able to break the time loop? To find out, tune in for “The Climb”

    The story on the face of it is a tale of friendship. At another level, the short film is an expression of the writer’s battle with depression and his struggle to manage with its effects. Finally, the implied subtext of the movie is a conversation between the two warring sides of one’s mind when suffering through depression.

    Directed by Arun George

    Featuring Aswin Varrier as Simon Peter and Midhun Chittilappilly as Thomas

    Written by Arun George

    Cinematographed by Arun George

    Edited by Arun George

    Music Direction and Assistant Direction by Brigitta Philip

    Still Photography and Second Camera by Roshan Siddharth

    Crew – Freddy John, Sandeep MC

Recent Reviews

  1. districtpictures
    "Groundhog Day, without the campiness"
    Pros - -High tier cinematography
    -Well written conversations
    -Good editing
    Cons - -Basically just groundhog day
    -A little confusing, but not overwhelmingly so
    This is my first review for this site, and I scrolled through films that looked interesting to me- particularly sci-fi, and foreign student films, something that I have not been exposed to as much. I was happily surprised by the intricate nature of the film, with a runtime that suited it well and a story that kept me engaged. Overall, the film was a little confusing, but I was able to ignore that fact and appreciate it for what it was- a fun, intersting sci-fi short.