A B Y S SA Short-Film by Simi Ryan
ABYSS-CREEPING THROUGH THE DARK
A Short-Film Directed by Simi Ryan | 11′
Language: No Dialogue
June 23, 2022 | 7:00 pm | Screening Room D
Short-Films Program n.1
Abyss is the story of an upcoming fashion designer who finds herself haunted from time to time. She craves a normal life but what is that which doesn’t allow her to do so?
I have been an actress since 1991 and have found myself looking for more than a couple of regional films and about 40+ television productions. The thirst for gaining more out of life has led me to become an Independent Filmmaker since 1997. When pain is louder than heartbeats, the output of it is a film called “Abyss”, a film without dialogues, monologues, music or background score! Pain indeed needs none of these!
“Abyss” has been a challenge right from the start, having to shoot maintaining all Covid-19 protocols and a tiny team and finally a solo character! And here we present before you, a piece of our pain and soul, “Abyss”
When pain is louder than heartbeats.
Director: Simi Ryan
Screenplay: Garima Kashyap
Producer: Aditya Kapoor
2018- “Chaya Chitra”-(Hindi) 40 Episode entertainment series based on the Indian Film Industry – As Director, Concept and Scriptwriter.
2020- “Gharmua” – Short Film (Assamese)- As Director- Producer, Story and Scriptwriter. Winner of Best Film and Best Director – Global Quarantine Short Film Challenge, USA; Semi- Finalist- 15 second Horror Film Challenge, USA; Official Selections to Lift-Off Sessions, UK, Mumbai International Cult Film Festival, India and Diorama International Film Festival, India.
2020- “Bhook”- Short Film (Assamese)- As Director- Producer, Story and Scriptwriter. Semi- Finalist- 15 second Horror Film Challenge, USA; Official Selections to Lift-Off Sessions, UK, Third Position- Horrors4you Film Festival, UK
2020- “My Brother, Dipu” – Short Film (Assamese) – As Producer ; Semi- Finalist- 15 second Horror Film Challenge, USA; Official Selections to Lift-Off Sessions, UK, NAFCo Film Festival Series, USA.