17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
A mother and her teenage son, Chandni and Aman, each try to find their own way of living with their
alcoholic and abusive husband/father Sunny. Chandni, at all costs, protects her son from her husband’s
wrath but she soon discovers that she has failed. With little hope left for living a normal life with Sunny,
Chandni makes a difficult decision to salvage what’s left of their family and Aman’s well-being. Sunny
comes home to an unexpected and unwelcome surprise while Chandni hopes her actions will lead to a
better future for her and Aman, but little does she know it’s already too late.
Director – HARMINDER PHULL
Harminder has spent the last five years honing his skills as a screenwriter. His directorial debut was in
2013 with his film Baggage, the story of a lonely south asian truck driver who makes a difficult and
dangerous decision to smuggle drugs and send money back home. Baggage went on to premiere at the
Punjabi International Film Festival 2013 and played in festivals in both New York and San Francisco. SUN
is Harminder’s second film as both writer and director.
MINDY SHOKAR as Chandni
SACHIN MAHASHI as Sunny
JAHAAN CHECHI as Aman
SID SAWANT as Older Aman
SERGE SAHOTA as Randip the Mechanic
KEVIN RASMUSSEN – Director of Photography
IMRAN ANSARI – Assistant Director / Script Supervisor
THOM VAREY – Sound Supervisor / Audio Recording & Mixing / Additional Music Recording
VIRINDER PAUL SINGH – Python Wrangler
MANVIR RAI – Composer
SARAH MILK – Make Up
MARIANA DELANCEY – Make Up
PREET SIAN – Wardrobe
HARPREET PHULL – Production Assistant