G Kranthi Kumar shot his first short film with NOKIA 5233 with inbuilt camera and he has come a long way now. Read on to know more about this passionate filmmaker.
Tell us about your life journey in brief?
Concisely, I used to narrate concocted stories to my friends during my school days. After completing the 12th grade school, I asked my parents to buy a new mobile phone – NOKIA 5233 with inbuilt camera features (still I am using it).
One day, I shot a small video with this camera mobile and had edited it. I was surprised that most of the people to whom I showed the video had liked it very much. This incident had inspired me a lot and I had decided then to move on to make it a career. From that day onwards, I started making films.
But, I never thought to become a Film Director then. I made some short films with my camera mobile phone. Even during those hard times, I did not have a basic camera, and I continued with my career without any specific budget or support from any professional. However, my best friend, Vamshi had supported and motivated me throughout.
I learnt from each short film that ‘how not to make a crude film’. Recently, I bought a Canon camera and made a small spoof video. I got a good response from those who once had criticized me. Also, I got support from the persons like you.
What prompted you to become a filmmaker?
My passion of making films and the inspiration that I got from good people around me have made me confident. The great filmmaker, Shanker ‘Sir’ is a ‘Guru’ to me.
Tell us about your team, if you have?
Before, we were two persons, Vamshi, my best friend and me. Now, I have a good team of skillful people. Their names are Satya, Bobby, Sravan, Mallikarjun, Prasad, Ravinder, Harish, Shiva Teja Goud, and Srikanth.
How many/What kind of movies you have made?
I made three films and one movie clip spoof video. Currently, I have one running project called ‘Krazy Heroes’.
The first film is a message-oriented with the note ‘Who knows who dies when, but be happy at the given time.’ The second film is about silly sentiments, and the third one is a suspense thriller. The movie clip video is an experimental attempt with caricatures, similar to Shankar’s video. The current project is a comedy film with a blend of terrorism.
What is your dream/vision?
To become a director, just like Shanker, the renowned filmmaker. I know that it is not easy to direct a full movie, but I strive hard to meet my goal.
What difficulties you face as an independent filmmaker?
Yes, it is quite natural that every filmmaker has to face difficulties, but I have never treated mine as real hurdles. Instead, I have enjoyed a lot, as it is my passion.
What inspires you or keeps you going?
First, I would like to thank my lovely parents who have supported me throughout. My parents and friends have inspired me a lot, and of course, the passion that I already have.
Any fun/memorable incident?
A funny incident occurred during the shooting of the climax of the film, Krazy Heroes. In one emotional scene, I was laughing due to my actors’ awkward expressions and their difficulties in implementing the sentimentality.
What advice you’d like to give to someone who is interested/newbee in filmmaking?
Give your 100% best in what you do.
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