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TV in the Fish Tail
Directed by
Iesh Thapar

USA, INDIA, UK / 2017 / 13:30
minutes Columbia University
New York Premiere
In Hindi with subtitles

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SHORTS: Conflict.

Fourteen-year-old Tinley and his best friend Kobai live in an isolated Himalayan village. As new technology extends its tentacles into this remote place, the two boys prepare themselves for the miracle that will improve their lives. More than anything, the anticipation of getting a TV, is most appealing.

The villagers prepare for the lights to be turned on. Most are thrilled yet some skeptical about new developments imposing on their way of life.

Meanwhile, Tinley and Kobai veer away from the celebration to visit the newly built powerhouse, but their excitement is soon met with unforeseen consequences.

Iesh Thapar is a recent graduate of the MFA Film program at Columbia University. His short film TV in the Fish Tail, was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Production Grant and shot in the Indian Trans-Himalayas. Antarctica, Iesh's non-thesis film, continues to play worldwide, at film festivals.

This year, Iesh is an awardee of the John Brabourne Award. He iss also a recipient of the Columbia University Ezra Litwak Award for Distinction in Screenwriting for his feature screenplay, Alien Kulture. Iesh has also been presented the 2017 School of the Arts Campbell Award, and the 2016 Tribeca Film Institute/ESPN Future Filmmaker Prize.

He is a two-time recipient of the prestigious BAFTA LA Scholarship, as well as being listed on the 2017 BAFTA LA Newcomer's Program.

Cast/Featuring: Konchok Dela, Lobsang Chopal, Lusang Lahmo, Sherab Gyaltsen, Tserin Dolker
Executive Producer(s): Navin Thapar
Producer(s): Sarah Seulki Oh, Ajay Saklani
Director(s): Iesh Thapar
Screenwriter(s): Iesh Thapar
Cinematographer(s): Bart Sienkiewicz
Editor(s): Iesh Thapar
Production Designer(s): Vikas Rana
Composer(s)/Music: Joe Donohoe
Sound Designer(s): Glen Gathard, Pete Hanson
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