Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Film & Video and WA Screen Academy

ECU’s School of Arts and Humanities alumni and staff member, Mahmudul Raz is currently undertaking a once in a lifetime skills development opportunity in Delhi, India with cinematographer Don McAlpine ACS, ASC on a Bollywood feature film Rajma Chawal.

This skills development opportunity has received funding support from Screenwest’s Professional Development Fund.

“I am very excited to have an opportunity to see how the cinematography and lighting is done on a big scale feature production,” said Raz.

“After the success of Don McAlpine’s most recent film Ali’s Wedding, I am very keen to see how Don is approaching this one. Don is a master visual storyteller and I look forward to being part of the process.”

Don has been looking to get Raz onto a feature production with him for a while.

“Raz is doing very well in Australia with developing his cinematography skills and training the WA Screen Academy’s Cinematography students, but nothing matches an opportunity like this to bring a cinematographer's skills up to the next level."

Rikki Lea Bestall, Screenwest Head of Development and Production said, “This experience will not only provide Raz with heightened cinematography skills, but he will get firsthand knowledge on what it takes to deliver when working on a large scale feature film set.”

Rajma Chawal is produced by Blue Water Motion Pictures and is directed by Leena Yadav. It is a quirky drama about the relationship between father and son. Principal photography is taking place in an area called Chandni Chowk in old Delhi.

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