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DN299: Mae and Ash – Shuchi Talati


Developing from its humble beginnings as a directing/acting exercise into a fully blown film over several drafts, Shuchi Talati’s well observed short Mae and Ash is an insightful tale about how we lie in love, to each other and ourselves. Shuchi joins us to discuss the inspiration and terror to be found at film school and the temperamental nature of cockroach actors.

While making it I really didn’t know if anyone would be interested in watching it?

Mae and Ash – Shuchi Talati (2012)

‘Mae and Ash’ is the story of a young couple navigating an open relationship. It all seems to work until the single rule — never meet the ‘others’ — is broken. This results in an uncomfortable, revelatory and funny breakfast-for-three.



Author: MarBelle

MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle

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