Call for Cricket and Football based inspiring stories
Amrit Vatsa, a Goa-based filmmaker needs help in finding Cricket/ Football based inspiring stories to shoot. Here’s what you need to know.
I am Amrit. I live in Goa and I travel across the country to make short documentary-films (under my brand of 3MinuteStories.com) on a variety of topics like awareness against child abuse or use of sports to bring two communities together. Sometimes I do get paid by say a start-up or a big NGO or a university, but most of the times, my 3MinuteStories are just free personal projects. I make them because I love creating such films.
When I die, that’s how I want to be remembered – as the guy who created beautiful films that showed you something that you hadn’t seen before; made you listen to words that you hadn’t heard before (at least, not in the same way that I did).
Few days ago, an Amsterdam based online company approached me and said that they have found a sponsor to fund Football and Cricket related positive stories from India and if I would be interested in finding and shooting it for them.
Of course I would be interested. My latest 3 Minute Story (http://www.3minutestories.
In the last two years, I could make around twenty stories. And that’s because there is only so much of free work that one can do. Paid documentary projects happen only few times. And I shoot a lot of weddings to make money – which effectively cross-subsidizes my documentary work. So you can imagine how cool it is for me to get paid directly by someone to bring out meaningful real life stories – something that I care so much about!
I have very limited leads at the moment.
So can you please help me reach out to potential subjects / organizations who might be using football / cricket to send out positivity in this world?
By helping me,
A) you will be directly contributing in helping this world have something nice and positive to cheer about (amidst the sea of negative news and stories that we live in);
B) you would also be helping those doing something nice and beautiful and positive to share their stories with the world in a way that is only possible through nicely made films; and
C) last but not the least, you would help me, as a documentary film-maker to continue doing what I love doing in a sector that is not the most money-making sector out there (I was a business consultant for four years before I quit my job in 2012 to pursue film-making / photography).
If you know of something / someone directly, please do write to me at amrit@3MinuteStories.com with links / contacts. My no. is 95525 89252 (that works on Whatsapp too).
If you know of someone else who might be of help to me in finding cricket / football related positive / inspiring stories from India – please share this post with her / him? Sending love and positive energy your way!
Thank you so much!