SAE breaks into Bollywood

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23 Jul 2015

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SAE breaks into Bollywood

23 Jul 2015

SAE Southern has teamed up with the Australian Tourism Commission to sponsor an Australian Film Showcase in South India.

The initiative, hosted by Australian Consulate-General in Chennai, aims to showcase Australian films and build links between Australian and South Indian film industries.

 It kicked off with a screening of iconic Australian films in Chennai this June that attracted more than 100 dignitaries including Tamil film celebrities, the Australian Consul General for South India, Sean Kelly, and SAE Director of International Recruitment, John Crick.

Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath, revered by many Indian cricket fans, joined the Australian contingent as guest celebrity and was quick to promote the upcoming release of a Bollywood rom-com featuring fellow cricketer Brett Lee in his feature film debut. Shot in Sydney, the film opens in October this year and is a co-production between the Australia India Film Fund and Destination NSW.

As part of the Australian Film Showcase, SAE hosted a special screening of Red Dog for more than 120 potential creative media students and plans to host related events, including a film industry education forum, in Hyderabad and Bangaluru during the next eight months.

The Indian film industry provides outstanding opportunities for SAE audio and film students from around the world. Earlier this year, SAE Byron Bay graduate Abishek Ghatak took out the Sound Engineering of the Year Award at Bollywood’s biggest music event, the Mirchi Music Awards.

 Caption: The SAE Director of International Recruitment, John Crick, addresses the Australian Film Showcase in Chennai with the Australian Consul General for South India, Sean Kelly, Tamil producer Ramkumar Ganesan, cricketer Glenn McGrath and actor Suhashini Manirathnam.