Friday, May 21, 2021

Rohandeep Singh to start shooting 100 Days in Heaven & Greed in Uttarakhand

After a long journey from Kotdwar (a city in Uttarakhand) to Mumbai, Rohandeep Singh Bisht emerges as a successful film and TV producer along with distributor and marketing man of many big Hollywood, Bollywood and Marathi films in India.

After success in film, marketing and distribution, Rohandeep Singh has started a new production house name is Jumping Tomato Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (Sister consultant company of Jumping Tomato Marketing Pvt. Ltd.) Jumping Tomato Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. will focus on Production and Line Production. He has already started pre-production of two web Series tentative title 'Nark' and 'Greed'. The film will be shot in Uttarakhand. The story is based on a true incident.

People know Rohandeep Singh Bisht as a businessman of film industry, but he also have an emotional and creative writer’s side. In 2015, his first novel, ‘Still waiting for you” received a lot of praise. Nowadays, he is working to publish his second novel ‘Majnu Mastana’, hopefully, it will publish in August 2021. 

To fulfill the Bollywood dreams, one must come to Mumbai but this was not easy for him. Kotdwar to Pune via Mumbai was not a successful journey for him. This time, he added his film distribution experience with the professional marketing rules. Many Hollywood and Bollywood films have been distributed from his “Jumping Tomato Marketing Pvt. Ltd.” distribution company, like, Khaap, Bamboo, Listen Amaya, Rajdhani Express, Shortcut Romeo, What the fish, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Death Wish, Godzilla 2, Notebook, Troy, Jumanji, Final Exit, and many more. The content of Marathi cinema really inspired him and then he produced and distributed many Marathi projects like WhatsApp love, Dome, Miss u Miss, Berij Vajabaki, Peter and Oh My Ghost.

As a co-producer, he has made films, Shortcut Romeo, he produced, distributed and presented this film, “Thodi Thodi-si Manmaniyan” which was made tax free by the government of Uttarakhand. He also co-produced a television show “Hitler didi”. That was a good experience. This year, he is working tirelessly on production and distribution.

Keeping in today’s generation and demand in mind, his team is writing contents for web series along with films and TV shows. The audience loves good content and then marketing and distribution are also important parts. After the successful release of two big Marathi films, “Peter” and “Oh My Ghost”, he is going to announce much better films. 

Nowadays, Rohandeep Singh is in news for his new reality TV Show, ‘100 Days in Heaven’. This adventurous show is going to be filmed in the beautiful natural sites of Uttarakhand. The show has already done the shooting of their first schedule in Mumbai. The bigger chunk of the show is going to be shot in Uttarakhand.

Talking about the new show and its planning, Rohandeep says, "This show ‘100 days in heaven’ is a huge TV reality show going to be shot in Uttarakhand and we are going to feature mountaineers from all around the world. ‘100 days in heaven’ is a dream project of Avdhesh Bhatt. This year we are also going to make two web series for OTT. Stories have been approved; we have already started casting for the show. For these shows, we have signed an agreement with ZEE network. The concept idea of this show was given by my business partner and mountaineer, Avdhesh Bhatt."

Rohandeep Singh was born in a middle-class family and he still adores his hometown city Kotdwar. He did his High school from Maharshi Vidya Mandir Public School in Kotdwar and then intermediate in T.C.G school. He went to Haryana for his Engineering course, where he pursued degree in mechanical engineering from JCD College of Engineering, Sirsa.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

3rd South Asian Film Market invites Entries from Filmmakers

South Asian Film Market (SAFM) welcomes entries from filmmakers from across the globe for its 2021 edition scheduled in November in Abu Dhabi. The submission and short listing process started in April 2021 and runs till 15th June 2021 (late deadline).

Entries are divided into 4 major categories. Eligibility criteria for the respective categories are:

  • Co-Production Feature Film: A filmmaker with a bound script
  • Web Series: A web series project with a complete bible
  • Book To Screen: A ‘Relevant Rights’ holder of a book which can be adapted into a film and / or web series
  • Gap Funding: For partially or fully shot films looking for completion funds for balance shoot and/or post-production

South Asian Film Market (SAFM) is a premiere media industry event for film and web series content creation, finance and distribution. The event celebrates and promotes South Asian culture through the lens of film makers from across the globe.

SAFM is a vibrant platform for content creators with South Asian stories, global HNI investors and private equity players. Hundreds of industry professionals ranging from festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, OTT Heads, heads of production houses and global media converge at this event.

SAFM has a unique format which brings the filmmaker/producer face-to-face with investors and tangible financing takes place in a relatively short span of time. SAFM team members who comprise of seasoned industry veterans, handhold investors through their possible first investment in movies as an asset class. New to industry investors are also given structured inputs on investing in films via panel discussions with media industry stalwarts on diverse topics related to the global entertainment industry. 

“After receiving a scintillating response for the first two editions held in South East Asia, we are thrilled to take the next edition of South Asian Film Market to Abu Dhabi. The South Asian Film Market as a facilitator to filmmakers and the finance sector alike is all set to become an important part of the media industry landscape of the MENA region.” said Parul Singh, Event Director, SAFM.

Since its launch in 2018 in Singapore, SAFM has facilitated the creation of compelling success stories for South Asian content. In its inaugural edition,  two projects found gap funding, one of which was the path breaking sci-fi web series JL50  which released worldwide on Sony Liv and a Tamil language feature film ‘Maadathy’, that garnered critical acclaim at prestigious film festivals around the globe. At the 2019 edition, two more projects were chosen for funding and are currently in pre-production.

Regular Deadline: 1st April to 15th May, 2021, Fee: (100 USD)
Late Deadline: 16th May to 15th June, 2021, Fee: (115 USD)

For details and submission forms, please visit