Kamini Khanna was stellar. Her portrayal of a deeply loving mother who turns into a raging, protective mother bear was intense. It was easy to love every take the camera captured, and so it was difficult to decide which ones to consider "the best".


​Brendan's performance in this film has gravity - you're just pulled right into his eyes. Despite everything going on in the film, audiences keep remarking how much charisma Brendan portrays in this character.

© 2007 No Pressure Productions

KALI MA


Starring

Manish Dayal

Kamini Khanna

Brendan Bradley


Written and Directed by

Soman Chainani


Edited by

Chris Bové

EDITOR'S NOTES

This film was so much fun to work on. The characters were brilliantly written; the actors gave wonderful performances and it was all tied together by smooth, excellent direction.

 

Manish has what can only be called an intense subtleness. We knew during production that his approach to the craft would take him far, far beyond this film. We found it to be true when we heard of his role with Helen Mirren in the Spielberg/Winfrey film "The Hundred-Foot Journey". Amazing work, Manish!

AWARDS

Winner, Rosebud Grand Prix

Winner, Winnipeg Int’l Short Script Competition
Winner, NewFest Audience Award (Best Short)
Winner, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (Best Short)
Winner, Philadelphia Int'l Film Fest (Audience Award)
Winner, ImageOut Audience Award, Best Short Film
Finalist, Roy W. Dean Grant
Finalist, Gimme Credit Short Script Competition
Finalist, American Gem Short Script Competition
Finalist, Iris Prize