17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
Director: Kartik Singh
Shankar has recently arrived in New York City from Bangladesh. He makes a living selling roses. One day, he gets an incurable case of the hiccups…
Kartik Singh (writer/director Bari)
Kartik Singh was born to Sikh parents who immigrated to Kansas City, USA from Hyderabad, India. After film studies at the Sorbonne, Kartik started making short films in Paris. An anecdote from his childhood in Middle America became the storyline for his most popular short film, Saving Mom and Dad. It showed in more than 100 festivals in 23 countries and won 16 awards. Kartik loves telling coming of age stories about unlikely encounters that can lead to strong human connections. In 2012, his screenplay Public School was invited to the Mumbai Mantra Sundance Screenwriting Lab. A start date for filming is still forthcoming. While waiting for this project to be greenlit, Kartik began writing Bari (Home), another story that has deep personal resonance for him.