CELESTIAL BODIES -- Animated Short by Rezwan Shahriar Sumit

"Rasul miah, we have company."

'Celestial Bodies' is my work-in-progress animated short set in a Bangladeshi village. This photo series is an integral part of the film's mood board. I also made an animatic which you can watch here - https://vimeo.com/114632855 . I have walked through this particular night bazaar many times, both as a silent observer and a curious customer. Being from the city, I was of course always an alien to this community.  Therefore, it was a good thing that the shoppers were incredibly busy in general; after a short while they didn't even notice I was there. It started to feel like an an out-of-body experience.

Feel free to reach out if you want to be a part of this exciting project!   

Choshma Shahitto - through a glass darkly by Rezwan Shahriar Sumit

This is 'Choshma Shahitto' - an experimental photo series created by my friend Tanwir Hasan and me. The photographs were taken 8 years ago at the Ekushey Book Fair premises in Dhaka. Our aim was to explore political, cultural, social and media icons from different POVs and find out what comes out of the subjectivity of the frame. The experiment allowed us to explore themes of unity and division.

Tanwir had hatched the original idea, after which we joined hands to develop the language. We would like to thank Raisul Islam for his generous help during the shoot.

The Salt in Our Waters by Rezwan Shahriar Sumit

'The Salt in Our Waters'

That is the title of my first feature-length film! It is still deep in the pipeline. But it is incredible how a very distant vision or a fleeting glimpse such as this one can takeover your everyday life. I can not wait to return home and start shooting. But the beauty of it is that I can not do it alone. I need you all! ☺

A LOT more stars need to align. Years of work still left. So, without further ado - "Full steam ahead!!!"