17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
Late, Late (short)
Directed by Samrat Chakrabarti
USA, 2014, 13 minutes, Language English
Cast – Anmol Gupta & Lipica Shah
Synopsis: “Late Late” is both a love letter to New York and hate mail to its subway problems and traffic jams. When Amit and Laxmi meet in medical school in New York City, he falls head over heels for her. She’s beautiful, she’s brilliant, she’s going places! The only problem is her obsessive punctuality. To women like Laxmi, ten minutes late is ten minutes late. To guys like Amit, being ten minutes late is more or less like being on time. It’s late, but it’s not “late late.”
About the Director: Samrat Chakrabarti holds a MFA in Acting from the A.R.T/ Moscow Art Theatre School Program at Harvard University. As an actor, he has done dozens of Guest Stars and Recurring Roles on American TV shows, including: 30 Rock (NBC), In Treatment (HBO), Damages (FX), A Gifted Man (CBS), Bored To Death (HBO), Law and Order (NBC), The Sopranos (HBO) and All My Children (ABC). He has also been consistently working in films, both Hollywood and Independent, ranging from Spike Lee’s She Hate Me to Amyn Kaderali’s Kissing Cousins to Bruce Leddy’s The Wedding Weekend to Joseph Castelo’s The War Within (which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award). He’s worked on many international projects, the list includes: Deepa Mehta’s film adaption of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Manish Acharya’s Loins of Punjab Presents (with legendary actress Shabana Azmi), Kabir Khan’s New York (produced by Yash Raj Films), Kamal Hasaan’s Vishwaroopam, Joseph Matthew’s Bombay Summer and Italo Spinelli’s Gangor (produced by RAI Cinema). Samrat is also an established international musician. He composed and co- created “BUMBUG The Musical” (FIRST Full Length Musical authored and produced by the Indian-American diaspora in New York City). He has directed several Music Videos & other projects. “LATE LATE” is his first Short Narrative Film.