Abandon

A Film by Varun Chopra

Synopsis

Based on true events that shook California’s system of foster care. An atypical story of a defeatist suicidal teen who finds a friend in an oversexed 9 year old. Together, they go AWOL from the restrains of a group home facility. What emerges is a study of the
sensibility of at-risk kids confined in a broken system, ostracized by the society.

Director

  • Picture of Varun Chopra © Varun Chopra

    Varun Chopra

    Varun Chopra is a 24 year old filmmaker from New Delhi, India. His passion lies in telling niche stories about subjects that dwell on the fringes of the society. He has background in theatre and completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production at LMU School of Film and Television. He is the youngest Indian national to showcase his work at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and his films have been part of multiple International film festivals. He is currently developing a feature length screenplay and works as a freelance filmmaker in Los Angeles.

Awards + Festivals

  • 19th SEOUL INT'L YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Korea)October 29, 2017
  • 16th HYPERFEST - INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)November 7, 2017
  • 25th ALTER-NATIVE INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirgu Mures, Romania)November 8, 2017
  • 1st SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Argentina)November 9, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • STEAM HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Avenal, CA, USA)December 8, 2017
  • 4th LEBANON INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nabatiyeth, Lebanon)December 16, 2017
  • FOUR SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 3, 2018
  • 8th CA’ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)March 21, 2018
  • 8th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lansing, MI, USA)April 11, 2018
  • 16th SAN SEBASTIAN HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Sebastian, Spain)April 20, 2018
  • 6th FRONT RANGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)April 27, 2018
  • 3rd DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 21, 2018
  • 33rd ALPINALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nenzing, Austria)August 7, 2018
  • 3rd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)September 21, 2018
  • SCOUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Stowe, Vermont, USA)January 4, 2019

Crew

Screenplay
Myles Reid
Producer
Shauna Deleon, Christopher Cranston, Varunchoprafilms
Director
Varun Chopra
Director of Photography
Justin Devon Lee
Art Direction
Dwayne Kemete
Costume Design
Hayley Voudouris
Sound
Kate Chang, Henry Halvorson, Bianca Gan, Clay Sauter, Lucas Starbuck, Sam Mazahery
Editor
Csilla Zsély
Sound Design
Kate Chang, Ryan Pawlak
Music
Salil Bhayani

Details

Running Time
20:03min
Shooting Format
HDV (Canon EOS Digital)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD), .mov, .h264
Aspect Ratio
1.85
Sound
5.1 Surround
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

LMU School of Film and Television
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA, USA

DIRECTOR

Varun Chopra

varun0693@gmail.com
http://www.varunchoprafilms.com/