Variety Magazine: Applied sets ‘Delhi’ release date

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Applied sets ‘Delhi’ release date

Pic due out Dec. 7

Applied Art Productions has set a US theatrical release for Indian 3D animated film “Delhi Safari” for Dec. 7 in the top 20 regional markets.The English-language version of “Safari” includes voices by Jane Lynch, Cary Elwes, Vanessa Williams, Brad Garrett, Christopher Lloyd, Jason Alexander, Carlos Alazraqui and Tara Strong.

Story is set amid a jungle where a real estate developer begins construction on a new subdivision. The unlikely team of a leopard cub and his mother, an unruly monkey and a bear kidnap a parrot to journey to Delhi and make their case for preserving their homes.

Pic was produced by Krayon Pictures, a 3D animation studio in India. Producers are Anupama Patil and Kishor Patil and exec producers are Fred deWysocki, Nishith Takia, Aditya Nath Jha and Namrata Sharma.

Screenplay is penned by the writing team of Nikhil Advani, Girish Dhamija and Suresh Nair, with additional dialogue by Milap Zaveri.

“Delhi Safari” screened at the Annecy Film Festival and won the best animation award at Ficci Frames.

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AAP Acquires Rights to Delhi Safari

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By Jennifer Wolfe | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10:55 am | AWN News

Posted In | News Categories: Business, CG, Films, Voice Acting | Geographic Region: North America | Site Categories: Business, CG, Films, Voice Acting
Hollywood, CA — Applied Art Productions, a Hollywood-based independent film and distribution company, has obtained rights to a new 3D animation film, Delhi Safari.
The film’s environmental message has received support from the world’s largest animal rights group PETA. Special Projects and Communication for PETA, Bruce Wieland, stated in a letter that they are “pleased with the film’s strong animal rights storyline, and we applaud its intention to promote a sense of world community and responsibility for the impact we humans have on the billions of other animals with whom we share the planet.”

Wieland also stated that PETA hopes to make younger audiences aware of “the positive animal rights and pro-environmental messages of this film.”

Coupled with PETA’s enthusiasm about the film’s message are the actors who lend their voice to these unique animals. “It’s a journey for these animals, standing up for their own rights to exist in nature and on the planet,” said Jane Lynch regarding the film’s storyline and message.

Christopher Lloyd, another one of the star voices to appear in Delhi Safari, specified the importance of the film communicating to today’s youth about understanding how vital it is to defend our surroundings. Lloyd declared, “For really young children it’s hard becoming aware, and getting that message at a very early age is positive.”

The story of this film is set around a young cub, Yuvi, who embarks on an adventure to save his environment from being destroyed for development purposes. After a tragic event, Yuvi decides to travel to Delhi with his troop of friends in hopes to communicate to the humans not to destroy their habitat.

Alongside the familiar voices of Jane Lynch and Christopher Lloyd are Jason Alexander, Brad Garrett, Vanessa Williams, and Cary Elwes.

Delhi Safari was shown in the Annecy Film Festival 2012 and won best feature film at FICCI FRAMES 2012. “Applied Art Productions is not only delighted to release this film but also thrilled to be part of the endeavor to create awareness for animal rights,” said founder Mitesh Patel.

Delhi Safari will be released into theaters in October 2012.

Source: Applied Art Productions

Preview of indie thriller film by Hollywood’s next noteworthy director

image1Los Angeles, CA, (July 6, 2012)—Mitesh Patel, Indian-American filmmaker who received a great deal of recognition from his previous film is currently creating his new innovative horror, mystery film titled Neron.

Neron, which is set in the typical suburban areas, is an upcoming film about a warm mother who struggles with her fight to save her child or accept his demonic destiny.

One unique aspect that sets this film apart from its other indie, horror competitors according to Patel is, “the visual effects and mystery that lure the audience in and sustain their attention.” Although this film is set to take place in the suburbs, it will be shot in Chicago, New Orleans, and Los Angeles for the scenes that include a big city backdrop.

Patel is not only the writer of his films but directs and produces them as well. He also operates his own production and distribution company called Applied Art Productions which includes his own VFX company.

Patel’s previous film, Man in the Maze (2011), debuted first in India and then the United States triggering an upsurge of excitement, surprise, and acknowledgement for the triple threat filmmaker. This film initiated and uproar of enthusiasm for American films throughout India. With the success of Man in the Maze, Hollywood ought to take notice to Patel’s unique film directing and distinct execution of his movies.

Neron, which will be Patel’s next talked about film, is set to make its debut next year in early spring across theaters in the U.S. and carry on into Indian theaters in late spring. Production for this film will begin September as pre-production is said to wrap up in late summer.

Applied Art Productions was created in 1997 and is based in Los Angeles, CA. It was conceived with the intention of celebrating the art of cinema from all corners of the world. Its mission is to create & distribution “quality” entertainment that appeals to a global audience. We want to produce films and television programming that inspire people to make a positive impact on the world. AAP also manages its own VFX company called Phantom FX. It specializes in distribution and putting movies into theaters. Through these dual endeavors AAP hopes to bring to people everywhere joy, knowledge, and a better understanding of this most essential form of art.

‘ANYTHING FOR YOU’ that will release in India ‘

An Indian American doctor’s feelings are entangled between his wife, whom he’s committed to and an American girl, who wants him back at any cost. How this doctor gets out of this turmoil forms the main plot of “Anything for You”, an emotional story about love and relationships.

Directed By: Anand Alagappan
Written By: Anand Alagappan, Priti Trivedi

Published:Friday, May 06, 2011.

India’s Mowgli Productions (a brand of Mowgli Productions Pvt Ltd) and USA’s Applied Art Productions celebrate as they lock a 15 film deal. Both these production houses will jointly release as many as 15 Hollywood films in India over the next one year.

They start with the release of the film ANYTHING FOR YOU that will release in India on May 06, 2011. The film is a romantic comedy in English.

On the eve of this association says Mitesh Patel of Applied Art Productions, USA, “I am excited about this venture. There are plenty of good English films that are made here by exceptionally talented directors. With this association I want to be able to showcase to Indians a variety of such films. ANYTHING FOR YOU will be the first. This is a film I am really proud of.”

Speaking further said Ambar Sharma of Mowgli Productions, “Mowgli Productions believes in giving good films its due credit. We have identified about 15 such movies that we will release in the next 12 months. This is going to be a journey and I am hoping the audiences here will gradually develop a taste for the kind of films that will be released here by us. I wish this association all the success and wish Anand Alagappan the same for his film. Hard work and determination will triumph.”