Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Bruno and Juliet’
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films releases their latest short film ‘Bruno and Juliet’, presented by Imtiaz Ali and written & directed by Khawar Jamsheed.
With this film, renowned filmmaker, Imtiaz Ali joins the club of eminent Bollywood personalities who are now associated with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films platform. Having signed a 3-film association, Imtiaz promises to deliver some original shorts with the platform, beginning with the charming story of Bruno and Juliet.
The short film depicts an unusual friendship and an unspoken love between two adorable dogs, Bruno and Juliet. Bruno, a St. Bernard, raised within the safe walls of a big house, yearns for the world outside seeking freedom and Juliet, on the other hand, a lovable street dog, with no one to call her own, roams the streets in search of love. The two ultimately find companionship with each other. A truly heart melting story of two souls who desire to be together while everyone tries to separate them, inspired by Imtiaz Ali’s take on love.
Over the last 3 years, the platform, Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has gained immense popularity and has become one of the most credible and celebrated short films platform in India. It has released some of the most prodigious and award winning short films which truly reflect originality, imagination and perfection such as ‘Ahalya’, ‘Interior Café – Night’, ‘Ouch’, ‘Chutney’, ‘That Gusty Morning’, ‘Mumbai Varanasi Express’, ‘Khool Aali Chithi’ and ‘The School Bag.’
Commenting on the release, Raja Banerji, Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Pernod Ricard India, said “Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is happy to collaborate with Imtiaz who represents new age Bollywood Filmmaking. Such partnerships are a testimony to the accelerated growth and success the platform has witnessed in the last 2 years. In line with the brand’s objective of make it perfect, we have always believed well-known Bollywood directors with their exclusive work will motivate aspiring directors to create original content for the platform in the future”
Themed on the philosophy of “Make it Perfect”, The Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is a platform for aspiring directors to feature along with mainstream Bollywood directors while still chasing their creative energy to create a niche for themselves in the industry. The platform gives a credible stage to the storytellers to showcase their artistic creativity and reach out to their target audience through the digital world.
Talking about the film, Imtiaz Ali said, “Bruno and Juliet is a conventional love story of characters that are unconventional lover for cinema- Dogs. The film explores the basic need of two lovers to unite, only in this film the lovers are dogs. I am proud to be associated with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. It is certainly an incredible platform for aspiring filmmakers who want to explore their creative freedom.”
The wirter & director, Khawar Jamsheed known Line Producer of Kashmir for his work in films like Haider, Rockstar, Highway & Bajrangi Bhaijaan etc said, “Bruno and Juliet is very special to me. It is about an unlikely friendship between two unlikely protagonists. I used to observe dogs in my neighbourhood closely and found their friendship very fascinating. So, I picked up my camera and started following the dogs filming them for 22 days. I would like to thank Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films for the incredible work that they are doing. This platform truly encourages and motivates filmmakers to exhibit their work perfectly.”