Manipal, May 14, 2016: It is widely appreciated and reported that Bhaskar Upadhyaya, alumnus of MIT, Manipal Institute of Technology, dumped his IT job to pursue his dream -- filmmaking. On May 15, Sunday, his debut movie will be screened at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival.
The short film, Tez, received an official selection in the 6th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival and the 16th International Film Festival, Jaipur. It will be exhibited in the Short Film Corner section at Cannes.
Bhaskar, a budding director and founder of Eastern Green Pictures, was a computer science student at MIT in the 2008-12 batch. Having graduated from Manipal University, Bhaskar had a short stint with Honeywell and then Oracle in Bengaluru. Tez is the story of a father who abandons his newborn girl as he yearned for a boy. However, the world turns topsy-turvy for the father when realization dawns on him.
"I worked as an engineer for Honeywell Aerospace and Oracle after college. It was at this point of time that the entrepreneurship bug bit me. I think, for any idea to be conveyed to the people, audio-visual is a very strong medium," says Bhaskar.