So last month I’d posted about how I won the OUP Short Story Writing Competition and I remember thinking I’d be riding that high for a long, long time. But it turns out, that April has been a pretty eventful month too and the celebrations just don’t seem to end.
Well, to begin with, about a month ago I took part in the Canadian University Dubai 100 Word Creative Writing Competition (because: Dear Friend). I’d uploaded my entry, Neighbours, almost soon after and it turns out it won the 2nd Place in the University Category. If you’d like to check it out, click here.
Last week brought in another long list of wins, more for my super awesome team and friends at MixedBag Productions than anyone else. Our first ever noir and comedy short film Oh Shit! made a clean sweep at First Cut, the short film competition at our college’s inter-college cultural festival Jashn ’15. The film won in seven categories including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Background Score and Best Actor. All credits to the brilliance of Panda and Goof, who’ve slogged relentlessly and never given up on what they love. Do check out Oh Shit! on our YouTube channel.
(Disclaimer: this video is neither PG nor mature. Mother, you have been warned)
My first ever original stageplay An English Beef (thank you for the title Goof) also won the first place, Best Writer, Best Actor (Female) and Special Mention (Male and Female) in Proscenium at Jashn ’15, which is pretty cool.
I’ll soon be taking up the daily post’s daily prompts challenge, hopefully at least once a week and maybe the trifecta prompts as well so do look out for those. Till then, I’ll deliver on those promised treats.
-Definitely going to be broke