His short film Bageecha explores an Indo-American story in the US.
Can't wait to walk into bigger rooms and represent my roots and country, says award-winning producer-filmmaker Apoorv Arora
New Delhi - 09 Sep 2022 9:00 IST
Los Angeles-based award-winning producer-filmmaker Apoorv Arora is interested in exploring more Indo-American stories in the city. His production banner, Apoorv Arora Films LLC, was launched in the year 2021, and the recent music video Where Do We Go From Here for American pop singer Anne Reburn was produced under it.
Arora also produced an Indo-American short film Bageecha directed by Los Angeles-based director Shilpa Johar. The short tells the story of Om, an aged gardener trying to make a humble living growing exotic plants in rich suburban homes in LA. His world comes to a halt when his son Veer is murdered for stealing a consignment of drugs from a local drug lord.
The film is in line with Arora’s desire to explore more Indo-American stories in LA, and the level of attention to detail and work this film required is exactly the kind of challenge he enjoys.
He said, “It’s been a while since I’ve come across a script that had an Indian touch. To watch Indian actors perform in Los Angeles in the set up created by the story made me reminisce about my shooting days in Mumbai. I made sure the production aspects of the film were detailed to the tee, and for a second, I felt like I was shooting in India. The film is now ready to make its run through the festival circuit.”
Apoorv Arora Films will soon be releasing the trailer worldwide on YouTube.
Speaking about his forthcoming projects, he shared, "We're working on a couple of independent Hollywood feature films by international directors who have approached us with their scripts after learning about our production and, in some cases witnessing them in person.”
While he could not disclose too many details since many of them are still in the pre-production stages, he hinted, "I will soon be producing my first feature-length film. I'm in it to win it and can't wait to walk into bigger rooms and represent my roots and country."
Arora also produced the film The Sacred Bees in association with Dear Ocean Films LLC in June this year. Speaking about the excitement of working in LA, he said, “One of the best things about producing creative projects in LA is the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and explore their unique tastes and aesthetics of work”.
He has previously worked as a creative and assistant director for Balaji Telefilms, and completed his Master’s in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. His music videos and short films like Snap (2021), Keep Creating Don’t Give Up (2022), Beware Of The Dark (2021), and A Tale of Beauty have received several awards across international film festivals.