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Teaser released of crowdfunded film 'Adim'

  • Published at 10:06 pm October 11th, 2018
Shot from film 'Adim'
The most unique thing about the film is that it is not being a produced by a single producer. Rather, it is crowdfunded by production rights being sold at Tk5,000 per unit | Courtesy

Young filmmaker Juboraj Shamim wanted to make something that would say, “At the end of the day we are all humans.” He had the story ready in his mind, but he wanted some new imagery, to tell that age old saying in a new way. Juboraj lived in the Bank Math slum beside Tongi railway junction for seven months, to further research his story. The result of his experience was the film 'Adim'

The crowdfunded film “Adim” released a teaser on social media last Sunday. The most unique thing about the film is that it is not being produced by a single producer. Rather, it is crowdfunded by production rights being sold at Tk5,000 per unit.  

Young filmmaker Juboraj Shamim wanted to make something that would say, “At the end of the day we are all humans.” He had the story ready in his mind, but he wanted some new imagery, to tell that age old saying in a new way. Juboraj lived in the Bank Math slum beside Tongi railway junction for seven months, to further research his story. The result of his experience was the film “Adim.”

To begin shooting, Juboraj needed Tk3 lakhs according to his own estimation. He decided to sell 60 shares of the production rights of the film on social media website Facebook. Each share was worth Tk5,000 and they were sold soon after he made the announcement.

Juboraj told Dhaka Tribune’s Showtime: “Now the film is in post-production. We still need to sell 60 more shares,” he added, hoping that people would come forward again to help finish the project.

The teaser released last Sunday is two minutes and five seconds long, and begins with a man waking up from sleep with the noise of an approaching train. Juboraj explains the teaser by saying, “The sound of an approaching train wakes him up from his dream to bring him back to ‘his’ reality, and so he very reluctantly starts walking his life’s path.”

No professional actors are starring in this film. All the actors in it are actual people who live in the Bank Math slum where the director did his research.