Ashwin Alok directs a heart-wrenching story: ‘The Last Date’
Ashwin Alok's incredible short romantic film 'The Last Date' was released on October 1 on YouTube and has garnered immense love owing to its impeccable direction and strong editing.
Penning your thoughts down might sound easy but converting that same script into a movie takes a lot of effort and creativity. But if you have a knack for creativity no one can stop you from achieving the heights. An ace filmmaker, Ashwin Alok directed another incredible short romantic film ‘The Last Date’ which was released on October 1 on YouTube and has garnered immense love owing to its impeccable direction and strong editing.
Romantic theme with a tragic twist
The film's plot centres around a couple who is madly in love with one another. The couple is dressed up in perfect coordination for their special night. While they enjoy their romantic dinner date on a lovely evening, an hour later, they are confronted with a devastating tragedy that alters their life.
To test his creativity, Ashwin has done a lot of experiments with the film along with his team. He himself is in the lead role alongside Richa Joshi, executive producer and the lead actress of the film. The film duration is 8 minutes 6 seconds and produced by Kreative Krew. The cinematographic shots are just amazing which shows that the person behind the lens, Deven Choudhary, has done a commendable job. The script of this film is written by Ashwin Alok.
The leads brewing creativity
Talking about the experiments, Director and Editor Ashwin Alok said, “We did many experiments in the making of this film to create something different this time. I believe this film is quite different from all our previous films. Experimental films are risky. There is a chance that viewers may not even understand your film or find it boring. We tried to present all our experiments in a very emotional way and hope that viewers would connect with them.”
The lead actress of the film, Richa Joshi is an esteemed Kathak dancer & licensed Zumba instructor. She has performed on national and international stages like Kenya, Tanzania, China, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, etc. through the Ministry of Culture and has a keen interest in acting. Sharing her experience with the film, she said, “I have worked with Kreative Krew previously, but this is my debut project as an executive producer. We have experimented a lot in this film and used upgraded equipment to create something better. The final video has come out beautifully that I had not anticipated while shooting for it. I’m very excited about the future of this film and hope this film receives a lot of love from the viewers.”
Garnering love from the audience
Since its release, the film has been winning the hearts of the audience with its mind-blowing plot. This is the first time that viewers are watching something different in a romantic genre. The climax at the end of the short film is quite dramatic which is being appreciated by the audience in large numbers.
Not only are they getting amazing reviews on their comment section but viewers have also rated them on IMDb. After being reviewed by the Blackboard International Film Festival, it has been officially selected and screening will be done soon.
The film’s poster was released on 4th September at the book launch event of ‘The Music of Silence’, a book written by Ashwin Alok. Pocket Films, a Mumbai-based film distribution firm, has agreed to assist in the distribution of this film to reach the widest possible audience. The film will release on their YouTube channel ‘Pocket Films’ on 30th October, which has over 3.3 million subscribers.
This talented mind has already created a path for himself in the industry and with such movies, he is making a great impression on his audience. Ashwin is continuously on the run to produce more movies like this. With his continuous efforts and hard work, he is on a path to emerge as one of the best filmmakers in the industry.
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