I just had a 10 slide ppt sent to me by Krishna my screenplay writer for I also slept with Rashmi Verma. It has the synopsis the character sketches and each episodic graph all laid out. The new twist is the Mandala Films and Pocket Films are trying to sell it to a platform and looking for someone to invest in the project .” Pocket films, yes I have seen their work on youtube.com, their short films get views in 100’s of thousands, how much do these short films cost to produce .” I asked my writer friend .” Well, not more than 3 to 4 lakhs I would imagine they are not very expensive to make not with the digital technology we have available today .” Krishna seemed to like this development and feels that Pocket films just might bar able to sell the project. I also reminded him that my audiobook will be out soon and some copies of the paperback book also.
I watched a lot of sneezes and soft porn on Ullu app this is the OTT platform dedicated to showing soft porn content, wrapped up in stories and a song and a dance. They have shows like Charam Sukh, Panchali and Mona Home Delivery. I found it to be the most downmarket of all the apps. In comparison, Alt Balaji has Gandi Baat which is shot well and has some humor. Ullu is a lot more sleaze Alt Balaji has better shows aesthetically. Ragni MMS and Sunny’s Biographies have been shot more tastefully, Virgin Bhaskar is also sex and some fun.
So Pocket Films has shown some interest I believe they are a leading aggregator for shot films and alternative content. With 2.32 M subscribers on youtube.com, they have showcased scores of short films, even in Marathi and other regional languages. They help indie directors find their voice and a niche audience which is now due to technology is growing in size. This is welcome for the project as they would know the game they have been around for some time now.
So here I am again webbing my web series web lets see where this road will take. Pocket Films’ will no doubt approach a platform to buy the project, they were the ones that got the meeting done with wattcchoo OTT platform, where talks did not go any further. But I assure the company has many other contacts to pitch to.