IIFF Tampa Announces Opening Night Feature
2/8/12 - Tampa, FL - The director of an Emmy nominated film will be featuring his latest masterpiece during the opening night at the India International Film Festival of Tampa. Director Sandeep Mohan and Producer Giju John will both be attending this year's festival to showcase "Love Wrinkle-free."
Sandeep Mohan - is an independent-spirited screenwriter-filmmaker based out of Mumbai, India. Love, Wrinkle-free, which is based on an original script written by him, will be his first feature film venture. Sandeep has previously worked as an Assistant Director to Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. He has also conceived and written "Siddhanth" which was India′s nominees for Emmy Awards in 2007. Also, he directs Music Videos, Short Films, Corporate Films, Documentaries. He has also done a stint in advertising as a Copywriter, apart from dabbling in dot-coms, e-learning companies etc.
Giju John, - Giju is a California based award winning Indian-born vocalist and performing artist who specializes in a unique music genre - "Latin - India" fusion. Popularly known among the media and followers as the "Pioneer in Latin-India Entertainment", Giju is the FIRST ever international artist to successfully release a Latin-Indian crossover album titled Rang Rangeeli Yeh Duniya wordwide. Beyond Dreamz Entertainment, the company that he is the founder of invests in music,dance and video productions for movies and live entertainment. Apart from being a singer and musician, Giju is also a world renowned salsa performer, choreographer and instructor who has performed and competed all over US, Europe and as well as India for the past several years.
Opening Night feature – Friday, February 17th 8 pm
Director: Sandeep Mohan
Producer: Giju John
Synopsis: Set in Goa, “Love, Wrinkle-Free” is a story about Savio, a 38 year old senior area sales manager who works in an innerwear company. Savio’s mundane life is thrown out of gear with the unplanned pregnancy of his 46 year old religious wife Annie. Complicating matters further is how their adopted teenage daughter Ruth, reacts to this pregnancy, and a chance meeting Savio has with a sensual traveling photographer Natalie, who wants him to do something “unique” for her.
At its heart, “Love, Wrinkle-Free” is an off-beat, light-hearted story about love going
beyond cosmetic barriers – a universal theme that finds resonance across the world.