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Lucia has had an interesting journey leading upto this moment when you are reading about it. Read through the timeline below to know more!
May 23, 2013
Lucia Magic Posters

On the occasion of Anand Audio acquiring the Lucia Audio Album, we’d like to share with you something special. Something Innovative. Something Lucia. Everything with Lucia has been a bit “Different”. Keeping up with the tradition, we have attempted to release these unique Digital Posters. Check it out and feel free to share! Do let […]

May 21, 2013
About a Man who Walked

With each day passing, I see that I am nearing the END. The end of the most memorable journey of my life (so far). Lucia is almost over, and I can’t help but remember every other person who made this happened. If you are someone who has never been on the side of making a […]

March 10, 2013
Is Lucia a Scam?

Seems like a LONG post, but VERY IMPORTANT LIFE CHANGING information 🙂 I have to thank the team of SOLS for giving a lot of HOPE! In the last 3 weeks I was so crushed  thinking of the realities I had to face in the near future with the release of LUCIA. But the great […]

March 5, 2013
ನೀವು ಕೆಂಪು ಮಾತ್ರೆ/ ನೀಲಿ ಮಾತ್ರೆ ಕಾಯಿಲೆಯಿಂದ ನರಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದೀರಾ?

ಇದೇನಪ್ಪ ಕೆಂಪು, ನೀಲಿ ಮಾತ್ರೆ ಅಂತೆಲ್ಲ ಇದೆ ಅಂತ ಕನ್-ಫ್ಯುಸ್ ಆಗಬೇಡಿ. ಆ ಬಣ್ಣಗಳು ಹೇಳುವ ಎರಡು ಸಂದೇಶದ ಸುತ್ತ ಇವತ್ತೊಂದು ಕತೆ ಹೇಳುವೆ. ಕೆಂಪು ಮಾತ್ರೆ ಮತ್ತು ನೀಲಿ ಮಾತ್ರೆ ಎರಡು ಮನಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಹೇಳುತ್ತವೆ. ನೀಲಿ ಮಾತ್ರೆ ಅನ್ನುವುದು ಖುಶಿಯಾಗಿ ಮರೆತುಬಿಡಬಹುದಾದ ಮಾಯೆ, ಭ್ರಮೆಯನ್ನು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರೆ ಕೆಂಪು ಬಣ್ಣ ಕಹಿಯಾದರೂ ಒಪ್ಪಬೇಕಾದ ಕಟು ಸತ್ಯ ಅನ್ನುವುದನ್ನು ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಸುತ್ತೆ. ನೀವು ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಶಿನ ಮ್ಯಾಟ್ರಿಕ್ಸ್ ಸಿನ್ಮಾ ನೋಡಿದ್ರೆ ಇದು ನಿಮಗೆ ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗಿರುತ್ತೆ. ಆ ಸಿನ್ಮಾದಿಂದಲೇ ಈ ಕೆಂಪು, […]

March 4, 2013
Are you suffering from Red Pill/Blue Pill Syndrome ?

The red pill and the blue pill, represent the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red). This was made popular in the movie – The Matrix. We all remember the scene where Morpheus says – This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the […]

February 28, 2013
Audience are a bunch of $#@&$@*

Gombegalla response to the movie Gombegalla Love. The few audience who have seen the film will understand what that phrase means. For the last one week, I am seeing Santosh, the young director of that movie at our office. He comes and stays almost the whole day discussing with Yogaraj on how he can get […]

February 15, 2013
Do not SUPPORT Lucia

Yes, you read that right. Don’t support Lucia. Lucia doesn’t need ‘support’. Lucia is not a charitable venture to ‘support’. When you look at LUCIA as something that requires ‘support’ then you are failing to see the long term goals of this film production model. May be we used the word ‘support’ in some of our […]

February 8, 2013
Kanakadasa, Lucia and Kannada

I have to thank two people for the beautiful song in the Lucia Trailer. I am not going to thank Kanakadasa for writing – ‘ನೀ ಮಾಯೆಯೊಳಗೊ ನಿನ್ನೊಳು ಮಾಯೆಯೊ, ನೀ ದೇಹದೊಳಗೊ ನಿನ್ನೊಳು ದೇಹವೊ’ He is a legend and many other legends have done great works with his writings and songs, I am too small to even  thank […]

February 7, 2013
Pre Order Lucia

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October 27, 2012
The London Experience

Project Lucia was representing India at the British Council’s YCE International in London. I got to meet many entrepreneurs from various countries. Got to be part of many lectures on Trans-media and Funding models. Visited some of the kep places in London, including BAFTA!

October 5, 2012
Your voice in the Lucia Album

Have you always wanted to take your singing beyond the bathroom doors? This is your opportunity to prove that you can bray and make people think that you are a great singer. We are looking for many new voices for the music album of LUCIA. So here is an online audition opportunity to find them. See […]

September 17, 2012
Workshop responses

On September 15th and 16th, we conducted workshops in ‘How to make movies in Poverty when Rich with Ideas’. This was the 5th batch. One of the participants has blogged about his experience. Written by Raveesh Kumar. (To read the blog article in Kannada – Click here) Pawan Kumar’s Film Workshop I had set my expectations […]

August 31, 2012
The Curious Case of a Misfit

When one tries something off the system, for reasons unknown there is always somebody to do some damage. From the Anna Movement I understood a lot about the difficulties involved in correcting something, especially when it involves ‘people’. Yogaraj used to always say – “You could ignore Politics, but Politics will never ignore you.” I seem to be struck in that phase right now. Though I don’t mingle with the existing film industry or the people within, a lot of rumors are being circulated about my work. And I need not actually try to rectify it but you know the saying – “Repeat a lie a 1000 times and it becomes the truth”.

August 5, 2012
T-shirts released at the Ganchali bidi Kannada mathadi Forum

We launched the ‘Buy a Tshirt, Make a Movie’ concept at the Ganchali bidi Kannada mathadi Forum conducted at K.H Soudha on 5th August 2012. The T-shirts are now available on internet for everyone to buy. More about the T-shirts follows on the T- shirt specific links.

August 1, 2012
Won YCE Award from British Council

Won the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award (DIGITAL FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AWARD) from the British Council. This award gives the credibility to our vision as well as I get to attend the London film festival in October where I’d initiate international tie ups for Film Production and Distribution. MEDIA REACTS    

July 27, 2012
Media supports the Nominations

Project Lucia having got nominated for two awards created a positive energy and gave hope. The media wrote and spoke about it.                                                                       […]

July 25, 2012
Shortlisted for The Power of Ideas 2012 by The Economic Times

Project Lucia enters Round 2 at the – The Power of Ideas 2012, conducted by The Economic Times.

July 24, 2012
Finalist at the Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards

  PROJECT LUCIA is one of the finalists for the Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards. I have to make a presentation about Project Lucia and Audience films at the British Council, next week in Kolkata. If I get through that, we can go international with Project Lucia and collaborate with the creative industry in UK. I […]

July 9, 2012
How to make movies in Poverty when Rich with Ideas

This film making workshop was conducted on July 7th and 8th. It was good fun for us. We hope the participants were benefited and will take their dreams forward. Pictures releated to the workshop could be seen here. And for the video of the workshop, see the player below. A brief note from the participants […]

June 26, 2012
Article in Times of India

An article that appeared on in the Times of India about LUCIA!

June 24, 2012
My First Experience on Lucia Sets

(Posted by a producer who likes to be anonymous) I was really curious and excited to go the Lucia Sets on 19 June. I almost couldn’t sleep the previous night in excitement to see the Lucia crew the next day at the Rajeshwari Theatre on Old Airport Road. Mahesh the co-director did let me know […]

June 17, 2012
The first Schedule – wrapped up!

Yes! We have shot for about 12 days and wrapped up content of about 22 mins of the film. It looks promising. We have had quite a difficult and yet a fun time shooting. Lucia is not an easy film to make, I mean, lifeu Ishtene now seems like a child’s play in front of […]

June 6, 2012
Ashok R, one among the audience and yet…

Ashok R, is the new enthusiast in the Team Lucia. He is the VP of an IT company and yet so insanely devoted to watching Kannada movies. He got in touch with us when we were hunting for locations and he offered us his office space. Later, he wanted to do more than just offering […]

May 28, 2012
Arundathi Anjanappa – The Tailor

This tailor, I mean designer, is tailor made for this project. Knows how to source the right clothing for less money, something which is very important in a project like LUCIA!  This new kid is from NIFT and she has been working on Lucia for the last few weeks, I had not found enough time […]

May 14, 2012
First Press meet

On May 14th 2012, we had our first press meet. All the details regarding the project was shared with the members from the media. The entire cast and crew of Lucia was present at the event. Yogaraj Bhat, Vijay Prasad (Director of Sidlingu) and Manjunath (producer of Lifeu Ishtene) also made it the press meet and spoke […]

May 13, 2012
Vydurya Lokesh – Styling and Makeup

As we slowly progress towards the shooting, many people are joining Project Lucia. The work is keeping us so busy that I am unable to update this page in real time. The new person to join this Project is – Vydurya Lokesh. She is a professionally trained Make up Artist. She has come forward to […]

April 26, 2012
Baadal – the mad artist

When you see this song , It is the background that strikes you prominently. The graffiti work was done by the talented artist – Baadal. He comes on board to collaborate with Adappa in the Art department. He is mad and creative!

Associate and Assistants

I had about 50+ applicants for these jobs. It was quite difficult making the right choice. However, the 72 hour competition took care of it. The following young ones have joined me. Hope they get to learn  something from this experience and I get to steal their ideas 😉 Associate Director – Rajath Mahesh Have known him since […]

April 25, 2012

One of my all time favorite films is The Raging Bull. I have seen it many times and I seem to learn something very special every time I see it. Follow the above link and read the trivia, it is very interesting. This little post is as a reaction to many things that are happening in the […]

April 19, 2012
Shashidhar Adapa – Art Director

Yogarj Bhat and Suri swear by him. They will compromise with anything but won’t make a film with out this man as the Art Director. I have known Adapa sir since my Theatre days, but I had only heard about him or seen him from far, his presence used to be pretty scary and hence […]

April 17, 2012
Lucia in a Timeline

Thank you all for the wonderful response for the new avatar of Lucia. I hope to keep this timeline updated so that you could come in at any point and see what is happening with the project. For those who miss the old design, click here! Do visit this link and do the need full! […]

April 13, 2012
Cinepolis will host the Premiere shows of Lucia

Cinepolis, one of the most happening multiplexes in Bangalore has come forward to collaborate with Project Lucia. They have already confirmed to host a series of Premiere shows. Probably this is the first time in the history where premiere show dates are discussed even before the shooting begins! Cinepolis has also agreed to support us […]

April 12, 2012
Tiramisu provides web support for Lucia

Tiramisu, a web development company collaborates with Project Lucia. They will take care of all the web related stuff this project will require. Kindly share their web address with people who are looking for the kind of service they provide. That is the least that we can do for them. Tiramisu – www.tiramisumedia.com

April 8, 2012
Script narration

Thanks to Jayanth Kaikini, Abhay Simha, Shathish Ninasam, Achyuth Kumar, Poornachandra, Mahesh and Subramanya. They all made time and came down for a script narration. Thanks to their feedback, I got some ideas on tweaking my script to better it.  

April 2, 2012
Poornachandra Tejaswi – Music Director

Poornachandra is the same guy who had sent me the first piece of music for Lucia in December. Since then I had been asking him for a few more samples. And he put in all his efforts and kept showing us some of his finest compositions. And I am very happy to have found someone […]

March 31, 2012
Siddhārtha Nuni – Director of Photography

I have known Sid since 2007, but we never really met for long or did any work together. I was introduced to this guy through another film maker friend called Rabi Kisku. However, Sid was present on the sets of Pancharangi in the Camera Dept, but we didn’t get to interact much during that project. […]

March 28, 2012
Subramanya M.K – Executive Producer and Creative/Production Mentor

I have known Mr. Subramanya since my first stint with Kannada Movies. Over the years I have been able to learn a lot from his vast and long experience in the Kannada Film Industry. Right from the day I got the Idea of Lucia, he has been supportive and equally involved in making of the […]

March 25, 2012
Auditions for Actors

As I had promised earlier, the movie Lucia was going to give an opportunity to all the new talent to be part of the film. So we started auditioning for actors. Around 250 actors went through the auditions.

March 23, 2012
51 Lakhs in 27 Days

And Project Lucia is a success in the fund raising. Though I had given myself a deadline of 100 days to raise 50lakh, the audience made that happen in just 27 days. It was something that no one expected to happen, including myself. So a BIG THANKS to all those people who had so much […]

March 22, 2012
Digant offers to come in!

Digant – old friend and the lead actor for my last 3 films decides to come in and be part of Lucia.  The Bangalore times called this the RESCUE MISSION  🙂

March 21, 2012
12 Producers

The most brave attempt was by the 12 people who came in with the highest amount of investments. I am glad that these 12 have so much faith in me that they all decided to put in large sums of money without even knowing what the film is all about. A total of Rs. 30,00,844/- […]

March 18, 2012
27 Co Producers

Another 27 people came forward to pitch in 50k each. These investors will become Co-Producers for the movie. A total sum of Rs. 13,44,442/- was raised from these Co – Producers, Mahesh K Manjunatha Lokesh Bangera Babu Srinivasan Sandeep P Viany Prasanna Sagar Ram Nagaraj Manjunatha Hulidurga Deepak Bhat Creathma Productions Rutwick Kumar Kashyap Manje […]

March 12, 2012
28 Associate Producers

A total of 28 associate producers came forward to be part of this project. Each of them have invested Rs. 25,000/- . A total sum of Rs. 7,02,648/-  was brought in by the following Associate Producers. Yeshwanth Rajaram Ranjith Bajpe Harish K C Avinandan Datta Thanai Kumar Vinod Damle  Avinash Ranganath Nethrakala Sureshchandra Channakeshava Rudrappa […]

March 5, 2012
40 Ticket Buyers

A total of 40 people came forward and bought Tickets. They were buying tickets for a movie that was yet to be made. We had four kinds of Tickets – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. A total of Rs. 76,438/- was raised by selling these tickets. These audience will get to watch the movie online […]

February 27, 2012
The 72 hours challenge

In order to get deserving talent into the team, I announced a 72 hours Project Lucia Promo making contest. The idea was to give dreamers an opportunity to prove their skills. I was going to choose some of the best entries and make them part of this project. We got a good number of entries […]

February 24, 2012
Project Lucia – Crowd Funding

I did some research on the net and found out more about the concept of Crowd Funding. Nandakumar, a new friend whom I found through Home Talkies sat up with me on the night of Feb 23rd and we both spoke in detail about crowd funding. He kept motivating me to try it out and […]

February 21, 2012
Decided on Making Enemies !!!

After launching Home Talkies, I kind of went through more strange experiences. Surya and I had sat for weeks and gotten a site ready but some of the responses we got from some of the producers was not expected even in our wildest nightmares. Some of them were not even interested in releasing the films on […]

February 6, 2012
Home Talkies was born

Online release of Lifeu Ishtene was an instant hit, this gave me the idea to create a site on which all Kannada movies can be released for people all over the world to watch our movies. Kannada film makers needed the audience and I had found a way to get them that. So while working […]

December 29, 2011
A stranger makes a song for Lucia

Poornachandra, some random guy on my Facebook decides to compose a small piece of music for Lucia. He sends it to me and I start liking it. I made this my ring tone and every time the phone rang, I was reminded that I have to get back to working on LUCIA!

December 28, 2011
The Idea called Lucia

After many weeks of being stuck to the couch and the laptop, I was blessed with the most fascinating script I have written till date. I announced that my new film will be called – Lucia . I got many negative reactions because people felt that it wasn’t an apt title for a Kannada movie. But I […]

October 25, 2011
Lifeu after Lifeu Ishtene

After the release I spent almost 50-60 days promoting the film. Talks about the next project were on, but I was taking it slow. Wanted to live real life for a while before I got into thinking about reel life. Slowly I started thinking of various ideas for my next film. One of the first […]

September 9, 2011
Theatrical release of Lifeu Ishtene

  My debut movie as a feature film maker released in the theaters on Sept 9th. I was on cloud 9 with the kind of response the movie got. 12 years of hardcore training finally had some meaning. Lifeu ishtene Press clips I thought that the rest of my life will be very boring and a bump […]