Shivesh Ranjan – Writer, Poet, Actor, Theatre Artist and Filmmaker
Many times, people in my friend list are either confused or unaware about my work. I now realized that it can affect my social media interaction and creative career wind. So, here I am describing Who is Shivesh and What he does.
Who is Shivesh?
Shivesh was just another kid (now, considering himself an adult) in your neighbourhood who still feels dumbfounded looking at the sky. He was (not, is) good in studies but since his school days, he is overly-enthusiastic about extra curriculum activities from cricket, kabbaddi, football, local games to painting, poetry writing, story reading and taking part in plays. Make no mistakes, he too has been the victim of bullying and at the disadvantageous side due to jealousy and assumption of him being egotistic. He still faces such situations.
While doing all these with many turnaround events in his life, he became an engineer. The entire family (even the village to some extent) was so proud of me until the day, when my ‘intellectual’ and photographically-enabled mind decided to take a leap of faith on beyond-the-limit imagination and chose an unconventional (for the small town people) route of becoming a writer.
On 2nd April 2014 almost around 1 pm, I decided to leave my mechanical engineering job and create a new life as a Writer. It was not an easy journey and I am still struggling. But at least, those painful sleepless nights turned into satisfying sleepless nights.
And then, life went in fast forward pace wherein he could explore an actor in him with a theatre group and read film-making skills.
Now, he is a creative writer with a little marketing knowledge, a blogger, story writer & poet, a theatre artist (including mime-acting and clown with more than 70 stage shows) and a filmmaker (completed his first short film).
Among friends, he is often known as an encyclopedia of mainstream cinema. While developing these skills, his chances of travelling to his hometown and spend with his family were only a few; because of several reasons like financial instability, less support on my decision of becoming a writer in the initial years and sometimes, my ignorance.
What Shivesh Does?
In writing field apart from being a full-time creative writer, he maintains two blogs (Prose and Poetry). He also writes stories, research-based articles, script for video/street play/stage act and screenplay for film as a freelancer.
In Theatre, I have been part of mime acts, street plays and one act plays as a writer, actor and the director. I am a certified playback theatre artist with more than 250 shows. I am trained in clown theatre.
I resumed filmmaking back December 2017 with an intention to become a full-time filmmaker and now, I am quite sure that I want to head in that direction. I have completed 7 short films apart from some monologues. Now, with a full-fledged screenplay, I am ready to make the first feature film with the potential team and budget plans. Looking for producers or investors to kick start the project.
Here’s the list of short films I made along with a few monologues:
The first film, I have written and directed.
A random coffee meeting turns into a pre-planned setup that unveils the bitter truth of the ‘burgling’ world.
- Dark Road Possession
This is a Hindi short film under the joint production with Surreal Reels Creation.
I was the producer, production manager, and co-actor.
Storyline: When Kabir begins to take a dark road, known to be haunted, to take short-cut for his home, he meets a girl that unravels a series of mysteries.
- Half Clown in a Kitchen
A silent musical short film – I made it on my mobile.
Storyline: An adult is trying to make a peanut butter sandwich in his kitchen while having tea.
- A Few Minutes of Condom
This is a One Long Take (Single Shot) Short Film with no cut whatsoever. I have written and directed this film. There was no screenplay for this film, only a treatment.
Storyline: A 2-years old couple found an old condom pack that spills the beans. Will this new situation change the dynamics of their sweet relationship?
- Actor Unlike Stars
This Hindi film is a series of 10 monologues completely shot on mobile.
Dedicated to all actors with Bollywood Dreams who are striving to make it big in Cinema. I worked on this film as a cinematographer, editor, writer, and director.
Storyline: The film is a journey of two actors through their audition footages.
- Yesterday Love
A Hindi short film that I have written and directed.
Storyline: The story revolves around the timid Mitash and his relationship with dominating and confident Rohina through a conversation that may define his future.
Subtitles are included.
- The Expectation
Completely shot on a mobile camera, this silent musical film is inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film Persona (1966) but not at all similar in any sense.
Storyline: Two similar-looking boys are involved in a one-sided conversation over a period of time.
Filmmaking sense-wise Nirali Meri Beti is better.
Also, I was part of some earlier shorts as a crew.
Part of various in Infosys internal movie group Dot Movie Talkies like Uff… Yeh Love (https://youtu.be/P0X9W4SCZcY), Rudra (https://youtu.be/eUe79ZB7Vzs), Anamika (As a poet) – https://youtu.be/kdwFGJZf7-Y
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