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Culturs connects with Gerard John, co-founder of FlyingKiteStudios. com (FKS), to discuss how real-life inspires art through cultural fusion, as he leads the FKS team on their first cinematic co-production with India. The planned feature film pays homage to the brave men who designed and hand-painted the iconic 50-foot tall Indian Cinema Bollywood posters of the last century.
These artists used colour to communicate heightened emotions as their paintings spoke “a thousand words” captivating and connecting audiences beyond the limitations of more than 300 dialects throughout India.
The FKS vision is to first recapture the romantic heroic moods of these Bollywood posters paintings via a photoshoot designed to inspire the film development team in all areas ranging from script, music and design. Being an Indian-born, third-generation entertainer who spends his time between Sydney and London, Gerard considers himself “born into cultural-artistic fusion and creativity.”
Bollywood Influence and Inspiration
He draws on ancestral influences (Nada, Brahman and Portuguese) plus personal experiences and training in the arts to inspire his creativity. As a multi-award-winning composer, actor and producer, the stage is set for him to reconnect with his Indian roots and fans as the lead actor, composer and producer on this upcoming film “The Last Film Poster Painter.” Featured also is model Swaranli Sikdar Das, a vibrant fashion stylist, who was discovered on FKS’ casting platform FlixWorks.com.
Sikdar Das’ natural warmth personifies the classical beauty of the iconic Indian matriarch. Together the two capture the quintessential romance and longing of the Bollywood posters embrace. This photoshoot showcases classical Indian styling juxtaposed with a flamboyant tapestry of SteamPunk fashion worn by John and crafted by Australian designers, Gallery Serpentine.
Together they recreate the timeless swoon of surrender and connection. www.GallerySerpentine.com is happy to offer Culturs readers10% discount with the following code: Gerard John Bollywood Steam Punk