Saidah Jules who rose to fame as an actor with Girish Malik’s Jal formed her own production company Lucid Films in Dubai and produced her debut movie ‘The Dead End’ which has won Best International Film award at the on-going Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) 2017.
The Dead End featuring an ensemble of talented actors including Saidah, Aditya Om, Zachary Coffin and Narmadeshwar Dubey is a drama-adventure feature film, which was also officially selected at The World Film Festival in San Francisco last year.
Recollecting her experience shooting for the digital show, Saidah informs, “Shooting in Himalayas was quite a task but we will always cherish the memories. As a producer, I had gone through a lot of stress. Our budget for Himalayas shoot was calculated per day and everything was planned according to that but we got huge surprise when the weather was literally changing within 10 minutes from sunshine to ice fall.”
“We lost one day of shoot and that was a huge task to shoot those scenes in other days. It was impossible to extend due to dates of entire crew. But luckily Aditya did a good job and we managed everything as per our schedule,” she adds.
Saidah, who is also the lead actress of The Dead End, is glad that her debut production won an award in the category of Best International Film Award at RIFF.
The movie director Aditya Om, who is also the lead actor of The Dead End, received the award at the coveted film festival which also showcased other popular feature films including Ajay Devgan’s Parched, Nana Patekar’s Natsamrath, Bahubali, Naseeruddin Shah’s Waiting which also won awards in different categories. The Dead End will be showcased Digitally.