Interview with Filmmaker Amritanshu (AGHATIT/ UNBECOMING)

AGHATIT/ UNBECOMING played to rave reviews at the August 2020 Thriller/Suspense Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Amritanshu: I had read a short story named, ‘3 AM’ by Rushati Ghosh. It
really clicked with me and I was looking to bring the issue of domestic
violence especially in my country India, and present it differently with
a bit more psychological effect.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

It took me around 4-5 months from idea to screen.

3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Painful and real.

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Film was shot on a small budget and we had to finish the
shooting in 3 days.

5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking
about your film in the feedback video?

I felt extremely grateful and was quite overwhelmed to see so
many people understand the idea behind.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

6. How did you come up with the idea for this short film?

I was inspired by a short story I had read named 3 AM.

7. What film have you seen the most in your life?

‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Stanley Kubrick.

8. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway, what are you feelings
of the submission platform from a filmmaker’s perspective?

It’s a blessing, makes submitting films really easy and

9. What song have you listened to the most times in your life?

The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

10. What is next for you? A new film?

I’ll be directing my first feature film soon. It’s a science fiction
comedy that deals with 4 teenagers.


By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival


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