Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks, Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
- Sonnet 116 (William Shakespeare)
Director and Cinematography: Japneet Singh
Creative Director and Co-Actor: Mishika Gupta
Japneet Singh (Director) took home the top jurors prize and audience award for the three and a half minute video, at the short film portion of the Kamloops Film Festival on Sunday, March 5, 2017.
It bested more than a dozen other competitors where local film makers showed off homemade films.
We planned for over a month with discussions ranging from set locations to actual scenes. Since none of us were really ever available together at the same time, all filming had to be done within a day! The script for this video was constantly being re-written till Mishika finalized it.
We started filming at 7 a.m. all the way till 8 p.m. with altogether 6 locations. In addition to the required equipment (camera etc.) we carried other clothes and accessories as the scene required.
Thankfully the weather was mostly nice (we avoided a thundershower by a few minutes!) and the bus service was on regular schedule which prevented transit delays. Japneet being the creative genius that he is worked tirelessly on the editing and pretty much used every clip he shot! There were no re-shoots. The editing itself took over 2 months... mainly due to us all working/studying and rarely having a common available time slot.
Having won the KISS award and getting a shout-out from Adnan Sami himself is an honor that inspires us to keep striving for perfection.
We are grateful to Sacred Heart Cathedral, Thompson Rivers University and 'The Art We Are' cafe for their friendliness and permission for filming locations.
An MBA graduate with over 5 years of experience in Photography and Cinematography (backed by a Bachelors in Film from Middlesex university, London), Japneet not only does portraits (his forte) but also does beauty shoots, product shoots, events, music videos, commercials, short films and documentaries.
Available for worldwide assignments, he's the type of guy who gets things done without cutting corners (unless they are circles!).
An MBA graduate from TRU and a CFA aspirant, Mishika has studied finance and risk consultation in London for 2 years and eventually wants a career in wealth management.
She loves experimenting and isn't shy at dipping her toes in almost all creative fields to really nurture the creative side! She's been in competitive sports for over 8 years and believes experimenting in one's own life is the most fundamental medium of progress we have!