Michael teamed up with an Indian Indie filmmaker, Srivinay Salian and together they laid out a plan to execute the film shoot on a strict 10 days schedule and a shoestring budget of less than $10,000.
First, they started the search for a film crew that could help complete the movie. With lots of trial and misses, they met Virendra Rathore, founder of JoinFilms.com, who helped them gather a crew equally passionate about the project.
About the Movie
Red Gold is a story of a poor Indian boy, hailing from the slums of Mumbai. Being the only earning member of the family, he is forced to take care of his alcoholic father and sister. As the financial crisis mounts up and threatens to destroy his family, he is forced to sell his blood and kidney to a local kingpin. When he finds out that the local kingpin has cheated him in the deal, he vows to fight back for his rights and for his survival.
The movie was shot entirely in Vasai, Mumbai. Every hurdle that came in the way was dealt creatively, without losing hope, without getting frustrated, without the option of giving up.
micro-budget crime drama, written & directed by Michael Keller;
co-produced by Srivinay Salian, is now all set to premiere at the
State Film Festival
April 5, 2014.