CHRIS ROSE – Producer
Chris has more than 50 movies under his belt. In 2015, Chris approached Iain Smith and formed a company to develop the epic trilogy. He raised early development finance to rethink the world’s greatest epic for the screen.Two sets of treatments and three scripts have informed them that the epic will best be delivered for a cinema audience as three 3D movies.
Chris has developed several other movies; the CASTRO project over seven years (2014-2020), the current script taking all the best elements from earlier scripts and treatments. IRISH STORY has been one of Chris’s guilty pleasures since first viewing the Mizoguchi movie Sansho Dayu back in 1974, and he wrote the current screenplay. In 2019, Chris received an email with “The Safe Locations Report” attached.This triggered him to fly to Finland to discuss the report with its author, and following this to spend several months researching, specifically scalar technology, global underground bases and polar shift.This research inspired the movie GUEST LIST. Chris wrote a story overview which will be rewritten as a screenplay by BAFTA nominated writer Tony McNamara.
Mahabharata (Producer) (In Development), CASTRO, GUEST LIST, IRISH STORY (Producer) (In Development), JAMILIA (Producer) 2016 (Prep), ARE YOU SCARED… (Producer) 2014, MICHAEL PETRUCCIANI (Producer) 2011 JIRO and MASAKO – (Producer), 2010, CHOSYU FIVE (Producer) 2009, MERCHANT OF VENICE (Ass Director/Line Producer) 2005, WHITE MISCHIEF (Ass. Director) 1987, FOURTH PROTOCOL (Ass. Director) 1986
PUJYASHREE BHUPENDRABHAI PANDYA
– Consultant and Inspiration
Pujyashree Bhupendrabhai Pandya, with his vast knowledge, lucid manner of presentation and proficiency in Gujarati, Hindi and English has been able to cross the barriers of language and touch innumerable lives. He possesses the rare ability of rationally interpreting the eternal principles and focusing on the applied aspect of religion with the theory rather than mere story telling. He does not stop at explanation but also suggests as to how these time-tested principles can be incorporated in our daily life so that we can experience a richer and more wholesome life.
Chris was introduced to BP by the late Arjan Vekaria several years ago. BP held his hand for half an hour as Chris described how the Epic stories would be brought to the screen. BP was full of enthusiasm, warned Chris not to be overwhelmed by the scale, and excited by the prospect of the Mahabharata and Gita stories bringing Indian heritage into the global light.
Pujyashree Bhupendrabhai has contributed effectively to the qualitative transformation of mankind. It is under his divine guidance that many institutions such as the Samakti Foundation, Samakti Mission USA, Samakti Mission UK and Samakti Seva Parivar are active in uplifting the lives of the handicapped, and underprivileged by offering medical, social, educational, and spiritual aid.
IAIN SMITH OBE – Executive Producer
In 1987, Iain Smith OBE formed Applecross Productions. In 1991 he co-produced Roland Joffe’s City of Joy, and in 1992 executive produced Ridley Scott’s 1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE. In 1994, Iain co-produced Stephen Frears’s MARY REILLY,starring Julia Roberts and John Malkovich forTristar Pictures,followed by Luc Besson’s THE FIFTH ELEMENT in 1996, which starred Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman.
He then produced Jean-Jacques Annaud’s SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET, starring Brad Pitt and David Thewlis for Columbia Pictures, followed by Jon Amiel’s ENTRAPMENT with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones for Twentieth Century Fox. Iain executive produced Anthony Minghella’s COLD MOUNTAIN for Miramax, starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger, then produced Oliver Stone’s ALEXANDER, starring Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie, followed by Darren Aronofsky’s THE FOUNTAIN starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Ellen Burstyn, and Alfonso Cuarón’s CHILDREN OF MEN. In 2005, he was awarded a BAFTA Scotland for Outstanding Achievement in Film and was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours. In 2010, Iain produced Joe Carnahan’s THE A-TEAM for Twentieth Century Fox. In 2014 he executive produced George Miller’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD for Warner Bros, and in 2015 he produced the series 24 LIVE ANOTHER DAY for 20th Century Fox Television. In 2017 he Exec Produced TIME TRIAL and in 2019 produced THE SANDMAN for Netflix, to be released in 2021.