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Outcaste The House that Carol Built

Synopsis: 

What limits us? Is it age, gender, money? What if it’s all three and you still decide to take on the impossible?

This is exactly what Carol Fraser did after befriending Chetan, a local rickshaw wallah working in the northern city of Manali in Himachal Pradesh, India. At the age of 76 she embarked on a mission to build a house for herself, Chetan and his family of dalits, formerly known as untouchables. Together they hatched a plan to build the house of their dreams, funded by an altogether alternative money making scheme, a journey into the high Himalayas and the friendship of a taxi driving monk.

 

This is a unique story of faith, courage and magical thinking.  A story of how the dream of finally having her own home, and a family to support her comes true for an elderly English teacher. It’s ‘The Marigold Hotel’ meets ‘Lost Horizon’. 

Runtime: 
1:03:00
English subtitle: 
Yes

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Directors Profiles

COViRO Productions formed by Laura Graham and Colin Graham , specialises in narrative based non-fiction films that have reached international audiences through art galleries, mainstream theatres, DVD, and the Internet.

Colin is founder and CEO of COViRO and has co-produced films with No Bad Films, naming The Somnambulists and Wayland’s Song, amongst them. In 2012 he produced IMBOLC, a short film supported by NISCREEN. He has gone on to work with a number of public bodies, producing and directing Internet based public information campaigns for rape awareness and violence.

Laura Graham, co director of COViRO is a multi media visual artist, concentrating on script development, editing, grading within the company. Writing and directing her first short IMBOLC, she went on to receive a Best Director award from the Canberra Short Film festival and best musical score from the Madrid International Film Festival. 

Together they write, direct and produce their films, specialising in micro budgeting using digital formats, HD SLR cameras, and off line editing using adobe and final cut software.

This is the first feature from the company, with two in pre-production developing on themes in this first film.

Screenings / Awards: 

 

Win

 

Film Festivals and Awards

Official Selection Shimla International Film Festival 2016

Winners of Special Jury Award

 

Official Selection International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Berlin Oct Nov 2016

Nominated for:             Jury Award

                                 Best Editing of a Documentary

                                 Best Story

                                 Best Director of a Feature Documentary

Winners of:                  Best Story

                                 Best Director of a Feature Documentary

 

Official Selection International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan Nov Dec 2016

Nominated for:             Best Director of a Feature Documentary

                                 Best Feature Documentary

Best Story

                                 Best Cinematography in a Documentary

Winners of:                  Best Story

                                 Best Cinematography in a Documentary

 

Official Selection International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London Feb 2017

Nominated for:             Best Editing of a Documentary

                                 Best Directory of a Feature Documentary

                                 Best Cinematography in a Documentary

                                 Best Feature Documentary

Winners of:                  Best Editing of a Documentary

                                 Best Directory of a Feature Documentary

 

Official Selection World of Woman Film Fair Middle East Dubai March 2017

Official Selection 17th Belfast Film Festival March / April 2017

Official Selection Rishikesh Art and Film Festival    India March 2017

Official Selection Universe Multicultural Film Festival Rolling Hills CA March

Official Selection Wolves Independent International Awards Lithuania Feb 2017

Official Selection Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne Australia Feb 2017

Official Selection The SCENECS International Debut Film Festival Netherlands 2017

 

Directed by: 
Colin & Laura Graham
Writing credits: 
Laura Graham
Cast: 
Carol Fraser Chetan & Family Raju
Produced by: 
Colin & Laura Graham
Music by: 
Jenny McCaffery
Cinematography by: 
Colin Graham
Film Editing by: 
Laura Graham
Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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