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Laddoo

Laddoo origi nal poster

Life of a nano family in the perceptive of an Ant

  • MERLIN BABU
    Director
  • JEFFIN JOY
    Writer
  • RAMACHANDRAN ARAKKEL PADMAJAN
    Producer
  • SAJITH PURUSHAN
    DOP
  • SAM SIMON GEROGE
    BGM
  • BIJISH BALAKRISHNAN
    EDITOR

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    Malayalam
  • Shooting Format:
    DIGITAL
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No

  • RITHU 2015 HRASWA FILM FESTIVAL
    KOLLAM
    August 14, 2015
    BEST FILM
  • RITHU 2015 HRASWA FILM FESTIVAL
    KOLLAM
    August 14, 2015
    BEST CINEMOTOGRAPHY
  • CHANSU FILM FESTIVAL 2K15
    KANNUR
    September 2, 2015
    BEST FILM
  • CHANSU FILM FESTIVAL 2K15
    KANNUR
    September 2, 2015
    BEST BGM
  • SCREEN FILM SOCIETY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    THRISSUR
    September 3, 2015
    BEST FILM
  • SCREEN FILM SOCIETY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    THRISSUR
    September 3, 2015
    BEST CINEMOTOGRAPHY
  • NIZHALATTOM 2015
    TRIVANDRUM
    October 25, 2015
    BEST DIRECTOR
  • DON BOSCO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    KOCHI
    November 15, 2015
    BEST FILM
  • DON BOSCO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    KOCHI
    November 15, 2015
    BEST SCRIPT
  • DON BOSCO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    KOCHI
    November 15, 2015
    BEST DIRECTOR
  • LUMIER DAWN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    KOCHI
    December 3, 2015
    BEST SCRIPT
  • LUMIER DAWN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    KOCHI
    December 3, 2015
    BEST FILM 2nd RUNNER UP
  • MELANGE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    CHANGANACHERY
    December 15, 2015
    SECOND BEST FILM
  • MY MUMBAI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    MUMBAI
    December 18, 2015
    BEST CINEMOTOGRAPHY

Director Biography

Merlin Babu is an Indian short film maker, who is widely recognized for her two short films ‘Laddoo’ (2015) and ‘What Next? ‘(2013). She started her film career in Malayalam film industry as an assistant director in the movie ‘ Once upon a time there was a Kallan’, in 2013. Then she did not have to look back till 2015, when she decided to do her independent feature film. She worked with national award winning director Anil Radhakrishnan Menon, in his two movies, ‘Sapthamasree Thaskaraha’ and ‘Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi’. She also worked with the director-cinematographer Venu in his movie ‘ Munnariyipp’ and with Sidharth Bharathan for ‘ Chandretan Evideya’.In the meantime her short film What Next was winning awards across national and international festivals. It dealt with the prominent issue of indirect child sexual abuse, projected in a different way. Her latest short filmm, Laddoo, is the perspec/ve of an ant which raises many social questions in one’s mind. It won many awards nationally and internationally in 6 months after release and is still being nominated in many international festivals. All aspects of this short film including script, cinematography, music and cuts are widely appreciated by jury in each of the festivals. Perspective of an ant is shot using I phone, and no CG or softwares are used in the portion where the ant is portrayed. The director calls the shoot a great challenge in her life and she has shown justice to the subject.

 

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