Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Directors' Bios & Photos

With more than two decades of experience in the media,Reji Syne has been working on culture and entertainment with a perspective of social responsibility and commitment. He always strove for a new visual sub-text for the written word. His work was acknowledged by the stalwarts of theatre. Mr.Syne then moved on to films and television production. He was instrumental in re-defining the format of morning shows in television by breaking it free of studio floors and taking it closer to the cultural panorama of the land. He has been in the Limca books of records for the longest single shot ever made in Indian Television History. He was an entrant of Royal Commonwealth Society Vision Awards 2008. An experimental short film got selected in the Barcelona Short film Festival. Reji got the Kerala State Award for the Best Director. Currently working on Manikantan, the first full-length animation feature film in Malayalam.

The story Unknown/ Documentary/ 16 mints Won the Film Critics Award for Best Documentary and Best Director
Kathakali/ Short Film/ Experimental Selected for the Barcelona Film Festival
Udayamritham/ Documentary/ 155 minutes
Longest Single shot Video in non-fiction category in Indian Television History.
Won State Award for the Best Director
The Last Tree/ Short Film
Entrant for the Royal Commonwealth Vision Awards 2008, UK
Hymns of Love/ Documentary
Won Best Director and Best Cameraman in Kerala Film Audience Council video festival 2009
Shades of Life/ Fiction/ 68 Minutes
Won Best Director, Best Actress in the Contact 2009 Video Film Festival
Won Best Director, Best Actress, Best Tele-cinema, Best screen play and Best Editor in Kerala Film Audience Council video festival 2009
3 State Awards - Best Cinematographer, Best Dubbing Artist, Second Best Actress
Me/non fiction/ 5 minutes
Participated in the Pratibimb 2010, a National Level Short Film &Documentary Festival, Maharashtra and won best short film award.
Selected in the competition section of the International We Care Film Festival 2010 organized by Brother Hood in association with UNESCO and UN.
Participated in the 3rd International Video and Short film festival of Kerala 2010 in the music Video category.

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