"CITY OF LAKES" India Wedding Concept Film (Udaipur, India)
What happens to a dream when it becomes reality? Does it still exist somewhere, in some ethereal place, waiting to come to fruition again? Could a fictional narrative capture the true meaning behind a real, live event with more drama and emotion than a traditional documentary? These were some of the questions that arose when we conceived the “City of Lakes” project, an unprecedented attempt to combine a fully scripted narrative with Melissa & Samir's real, live wedding. The live wedding and production would be shot simultaneously on-location in Udaipur, India over nine days. Upon completion, "City of Lakes" would become the first wedding concept film ever to be produced on this scale.
“City of Lakes” is as much a story about what it means to return to one's homeland as it is an exploration of Vedic tradition and the rituals of a Hindu marriage. Melissa & Samir had always dreamed of being married in India. We hope this film helps them cherish that dream in ways otherwise impossible through traditional videography. We're thankful for the acting talents and professionalism of Anubhab Saha, Sharon Chawda and Rushad Rana, and the amazing support of sponsors Canon USA, Tiffen-Steadicam, and Cinevate. There is a final question we hope you’ll find difficult to answer as you watch this film: "what is real?" Pacific Pictures also invites you to enjoy the "City of Lakes" Wedding Concept Video Trailer.
Pacific Pictures presents “City of Lakes”
Starring Rushad Rana, Anubhab Saha, and Sharon Chawda
Written & Directed by Kevin Shahinian
Produced by Kevin Shahinian & Patrick Moreau
Line Producer Pravin Thakur
Director of Photography Patrick Moreau
2nd Unit Director Joe Simon
2nd Unit Steadicam Casey Warren
Film Editor Kevin Shahinian
AS FEATURED BY STYLE ME PRETTY
As internationally acclaimed wedding cinematographers, Pacific Pictures has one of the most distinct portfolios of incredible Indian weddings in all the world. The Pacific Pictures wedding concept video production "City of Lakes" is certainly one of the most ambitious and well executed Indian wedding videos ever created. From it's delicate balance of candid raw emotion, to it's stunning epic visuals, "City of Lakes" blurs the lines between a luxury destination wedding film and a commercial Bollywood blockbuster. Pacific Pictures "City of Lakes" not only documents Melissa and Samir's destination wedding in Udaipur, India, it tells their true love story in ways otherwise impossible through traditional, objective documentation. Pacific Pictures is the only wedding cinematography studio in the world capable of executing an engaging, emotional wedding concept film with this level of originality, scope, scale and production value.
ROYAL WEDDINGS IN INDIA
The Pacific Pictures team is world renowned for our unique, cinematic style pioneered specifically for Indian weddings. With over a decade of experience capturing Indian weddings around the world, Pacific Pictures has proudly captured Royal Indian wedding events throughout India, in cities such as Udaipur, Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Anand, and Goa. Pacific Pictures has unique local resources available only to Pacific Pictures to help facilitate the flawless creation of truly unparalleled wedding films throughout India. Whether you are planning a local wedding or a destination wedding in India, contact Pacific Pictures for special cinematography package options and expertise in the logistics of capturing weddings in India.