Masala Chai

A Film by Marco Hülser

Synopsis

Masala Chai: A documentary film which shows the daily routine of five tea makers
from different social backgrounds all over India. At the Azadpur Market in Delhi, in an upper-class teahouse in Pune, at an Indian film set near Mumbai, in the ancient streets of Kolkata and at the tea growing station Darjeeling five have one thing in common: they prepare Indians most popular drink, Masala Chai. But their daily routine differs a lot. Masala Chai gives us a deep insight into the life of five tea makers. An emotional and informative documentary film about the social conditions, contrasts and traditions of India.

Director

  • Picture of Marco Hülser © Marco Hülser

    Marco Hülser

    Marco Hülser was born 1992 in Hamburg and gained his „Abitur“ in 2011. After a voluntary service 2011/2012 in India, Tamil Nadu Marco started the studies „Motion Pictures“ at the „Hochschule Darmstadt“, which he completed in 2016. During his studies, he directed the short film „Zusammen Allein“ which was nominated at several festivals as „Max-Ophüls-Preis“ and received the rating „valuable“ by „Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung“. Since mid-2015, he is working on his first documentary "Masala Chai" which will be released 2017.

Awards + Festivals

  • 21st TORONTO REEL ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)November 9, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 3rd SIFW - SIERRA INT'L FILM WEEKEND (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia)November 17, 2017
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    41st GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 5, 2018
  • 7th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom)May 14, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Marco Hülser
Producer
Marco Hülser
Director
Marco Hülser
Director of Photography
Shamin Kulkarni
Sound
Gowryrahm Mohan
Editor
Marco Hülser
Sound Design
Gowryrahm Mohan
Music
Max Clouth

Details

Running Time
63 min.
Shooting Format
MXF - Full HD - 4:2:2
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby Surround 5.1
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

Hochschule Darmstadt
Gebäude C10, Schöfferstraße 3
64295 Darmstadt, Germany

https://www.h-da.com

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Vembar Films
Birkenredder 11a
22359 Hamburg, Germany

+49 (0) 15735341464

DIRECTOR

Marco Hülser

marcohuelser@gmail.com
www.masalachaimovie.com