Kolkata, Apr 17: HarperCollins India on Friday announced that its short film `Parcel’ is part of the official selection in the 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2020.
It has also been shortlisted for the One Show Awards 2020. An ode to the art of storytelling, ‘Parcel’ is a riveting short film full of mystery and intrigue, with a captivating narrative that will keep you hooked till the very last minute. Parcel is part of HarperCollins’ initiative to celebrate crime writing from India and around the world.
HarperCollins India is also the only Indian publisher to have an exclusive imprint, Harper Black, for mystery and thrillers. Akriti Tyagi, Marketing Head, said, “Who doesn’t love awards and accolades! Especially when they pour in for something as special as Parcel – our homage to the crime genre. At HarperCollins India, we aim to reinforce the power of a good story and establish new ways of storytelling for an audience that is now consuming stories in all its forms - words, audio and moving images. We hope it wins all the recognition it deserves and reaches many more audiences!”
Titus Upputuru, scriptwriter and director of the short film, said, “This is the highest honour in films in India. And to think that it’s come at a time like this makes me appreciate it that much more. When I began writing the screenplay, I was really excited because of the possibilities that were going on in Ved’s mind."
“Making the film was quite challenging as it dabbled with the genre of mystery and suspense. Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO of HarperCollins India, had amazing faith in us. The team at Atrangi Ideas gave wonderful support. The cast and crew worked very hard and this accolade belongs to every one of them," Upputuru added. (UNI)