Have you ever wondered what a producer actually does? Or whose job is it to keep up with a massive script? Or who is behind those explosive musical notes?
These are the questions independent filmmaker Abhineet Kumar will be asking on the Jamun Original Podcast, The Credit Roll. He’ll speak to leading pros from the Indian film industry, unpacking the secrets of their craft as they share their craziest, most inspirational stories all while revealing the hidden architecture behind the films we love. This is a podcast for those who want to know everything about everyone in The Credit Roll.
Sooni Taraporevala: Director & Screenwriter
On today’s episode of The Credit Roll, Abhineet has a conversation with Padma Shri winning, renowned Director & Screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala. She’s written acclaimed films such as Salaam Bombay, Mississippi Masala, Such a Long Journey, My Own Country, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, The Namesake, and also directed and wrote Little Zizou. This episode focuses on her latest success -- the Netflix original Yeh Ballet, which she also wrote and directed. Enjoy!
Ishaan Chawla: Director of Photography
What’s it really like to be working Director of Photography in India today? What about going freelance? On today’s episode of The Credit Roll, we interview DOP Ishaan Chawla about all of these questions while also digging into his creative process, what makes a good (and bad) relationship with a director, and all the artistry behind the job. Ishaan is based out of New Delhi and has worked primarily in the non-fiction world with documentaries for notable names like Vice, UNICEF, See Now, Google, and many others. He’s also worked in advertising with Fox Life and The Epic Channel.
Paul Ritchie: Line Producer
On today’s episode of The Credit Roll, Abhineet has a conversation with prolific Line Producer Paul Ritchie. He’s worked on a number of phenomenal films both in and out of India such as Slumdog Millionaire, Bend it Like Beckham, The Descent, Mr. Holmes, Viceroy’s House and most recently, the upcoming The White Tiger adaptation. In this episode, we get to the bottom of what it means to be a Producer and all logistics and creativity behind Line Producing.
Tess Joseph: Casting Director
On today’s episode of The Credit Roll, Abhineet has a conversation with one of the best Casting Directors working out of India today -- Tess Joseph. She’s worked in and out of the Indian film industry with incredible films like The Namesake, The Darjeeling Limited, Life of Pie, Lion, Aladdin, Yeh Ballet, Extraction and the upcoming The White Tiger adaptation. This conversation covers everything from what the “Director” in Casting Director entails, what auditions are like, advice for aspiring actors and Casting Directors, the dreaded “casting couch” and the impact of the #MeToo movement on the Indian film industry.
Sakshi Bhatia: Script Supervisor
Abhineet talks to Script Supervisor Sakshi Bhatia about the often overlooked and underestimated nature of her work. Her filmography includes films like Raat Akeli Hai and Talvar and series like the recently released A Suitable Boy. Enjoy the episode!
Audio Clip from: A Suitable Boy
Susmit Nath: Sound Designer
On today’s episode of The Credit Roll, Abhineet talks with Susmit Nath, the incredibly prolific Sound Designer of some of India’s best independent films like Chauthi Koot, Bulbul Can Sing, and Bitter Chestnut. He’s also worked on some bigger Bollywood productions like Raman Raghav 2.0, Bewakoofiyan, and Shikara. Enjoy the episode!
Audio Clips from: Chauthi Koot, Machines, Ghost Stories, Bulbul Can Sing, Ru Cube