Jan 28 2014
Chupan Chupai


Excited to share the latest project I worked on at Factory Fifteen. Comissioned by the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Trienale and shot on location in Jodhpur, India.
In a near future heavily influenced by the imminent boom of the Indian subcontinent, an emerging technology and economic superpower a new digital city has developed. The film follows a group of young children as they play a game of hide and seek (Chupan Chupai) in the bustling streets of this smart city. Through their play the children discover how to hack the city, opening up a cavernous network of hidden and forgotten spaces, behind the scenes of everyday streets.
Directed by Jonathan Gales and Paul Nicholls (Factory Fifteen)
Based on a short story by Tim Maly
Directed by Factory Fifteen
Produced by Liam Young
Maya – Noshine Banu
Aya – Shahine Banu
Amit – Mustaraf Khan
Guardian to cast – Rafique Mohammad (Pamna)
Shot on location in India by: Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls, Liam Young, Tushar Prakash
Indian Producer: Tushar Prakash
Composer: Mark Sayfritz
Sound Design: Ana Roman
Fixer: Harry Singh
Post-Production: Factory Fifteen
VFX Artists: Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls, Arkin Esref, Alexey Marfin, Matt Townsend, Chris Glew
Tracking: Tom Carter, Kibwe Tavares
Interns: Mond Qu, Alessandro Mimiola
Special Thanks: Manisha Prakash, Ian Forber-Pratt, Foster Care India, Claire Pepper, Ravi Amaratunga, Lisbon Architecture Trienale 2013
Chupan Chupai – Factory Fifteen