Varun Chopra - 11'54"

 (United States)


Based on true events that shook California's system of foster care. An atypical story of a defeatist suicidal teen who finds a friend in an oversexed 9 year old. Together, they go AWOL from the restrains of a group home facility. What emerges is a study of the sensibility of at-risk kids confined in a broken system, ostracized by the society.


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Director not to present this film for Public, the Jury can award the film through private screening.

Varun Chopra

Varun Chopra is a 24 year old filmmaker from New Delhi, India. His passion lies in telling niche stories about subjects that dwell on the fringes of the society. He has background in theatre and completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production at LMU School of Film and Television. He is the youngest Indian national to showcase his work at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and his films have been part of multiple International film festivals. He is currently developing a feature length screenplay and works as a freelance filmmaker in Los Angeles.

2017 ABANDON (20.03mins, Drama) 
2016 GOD ON A LEASH (14mins., Documentary, showcased at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival