Sreejith Nair Presents 1st Award-Winning Movie Featuring Indian Dinosaurs
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the…
In a fantasy version of prehistoric India where humans and dinosaurs co-exist, a father and daughter must embark on a dangerous mission to return the lost egg of a Rajasaurus, India’s most dangerous dinosaur, but a much more evil creature is after the egg too.
This could very well be a story of a movie from Hollywood, which every fantasy movie fanatic would lap up. But “Rajasaur” is a short film by our very own Sreejith Nair.
Co-written by Vaishali Shroff, the author of the famed children’s book, ‘The Adventures of Padma and a Blue Dinosaur,’ the film is already winning awards and getting selected at film festivals.
Talking about “Rajasaur” Nair said, “It has always been my lifelong dream to make a film with dinosaurs, but I always struggled with exactly figuring out how to do it. My whole world changed when I read Vaishali Shroff’s book, ‘The Adventures of Padma and a Blue Dinosaur,’ and she opened me up to a world of Indian Dinosaurs that was just beyond my imagination.”
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“I started visualizing a fantasy world where humans and dinosaurs co-existed and how that would visually look with an Indian aesthetic. Also, the possibility of presenting an Indian dinosaur on screen for the first time ever was so exciting to me, that I knew I had to make this movie.”
“Despite all the struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic, we completed the film and are entirely proud of it. Right now, the film is winning awards at film festivals and we are currently reaching out to all distribution platforms including Netflix and Amazon Prime, eager to share this film with the world.”
While his family comes from Kerala, a southern state in India, Sreejith Nair was born and raised in Forest Park, IL. The first film he ever saw in his life was Disney’s “Dinosaur.” Since then, Nair grew up loving monster movies like “Jurassic Park,” “King Kong,” and “Godzilla,” but realized he could never be a part of those films because there were no roles for Indian actors or filmmakers.
He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in film and currently works for CBS Television. His personal goal in the film industry is to produce more science fiction, fantasy, and horror content featuring South Asians. His previous Award-Winning short film, “The Color of Me,” is currently available on Amazon Prime.
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