Priya and the Twirling Winds
by Raven Kaliana
3 April 12 PM
Ram Devineni, creator of Priya – India’s first female superhero (and named “gender equality champion” by UN Women) teams with Raven Kaliana, an award-winning UK-based puppetry director to create Priya and the Twirling Wind.
Priya, astride her flying tiger Sahas, visits Somya, an ill and frightened child in hospital. On a panoramic flight across the countryside, Priya shows Somya the environmental sources impacting her health. She introduces Somya to an idyllic land, which is protected from harm through the teamwork of her magical friends. This inspires Somya to take action when she returns home.
The characters are all rod puppets handmade by Raven Kaliana, with lush illustrated backgrounds by artist Syd Fini. The film will be accompanied by an interactive comic book augmented with pop-up videos, which will feature Priya interviewing scientists and other experts on climate change and the process of switching to cleaner energy sources.
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Director: Raven Kaliana
Screenplay & Storyboard: Raven Kaliana
Additional Writing: Shubhra Prakash
Producer: Ram Devineni
Production Company: Rattapallax and Puppet Revolution
Puppeteer: Raven Kaliana
Puppet design: Raven Kaliana
Actors: Shubhra Prakash, Dipti Mehta, Amaya Mehta, Vick Krishna
Animators: Syd Fini and Neda Kazemifar
Editor and Camera: Ram Devineni
Music and Sound: Rene Veron
Executive Producers: Tanvi Gandhi, Indrani Ray, Monika Samtani, and Shubhra Prakash
All rights reserved by Rattapallax, Inc ©2022. Priya and Sahas were created in 2013 and introduced in a comic book series.
The project was funded through grants from Little Angel Theatre, The Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi and developed with North India Office (NIO). @usembassyindia – Instagram @USAndIndia – Twitter
This film is one of 10 digital short commissions generously supported by Garfield Weston.
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