Indian American filmmaker Sameeksha L. Katyalâ€™s new short film, â€œThe Interview from Hell,â€ which was filmed during the pandemic has received a good response in the festival circuit.
The short film â€˜The Interview from Hellâ€™ has been nominated in over 30 film festivals and won 8 awards including, â€˜Best Directorâ€™ and â€˜Audience Choice Awardâ€™ at international film festivals in 2020.
The film is an office comedy that focuses on the experience of interacting with crazy and weird people at work and wondering who hired them. The story revolves around the interview of a candidate named Tom by a polite interviewee, Eve.
The story was originally written for a play but has now been adapted into a short film. The script was presented and was well received by audiences at the National Writers Union in New York City and the Mystery Writers of America.
The office comedy focuses on the experience of interacting with crazy and weird people we work with and wondering who hired them. However, she realizes that this guy is a bit intense until he unleashes his passion about the coming disaster and scares her.
The short film was shot in March in New Jersey in a private office on a Saturday, and the post-production took 2.5 months to complete.
It will be released on multiple platforms in 2021. Katyal’s 2019 production ‘U&Me’ won the ‘Best Film in Drama’ and has been picked up for distribution by the BeBop Channel and will be available on RokuTV, Hulu, Vudu, and Amazon TV.