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Pre-prod for HbD4 gets underway with a meeting of the senior core team members @ CCD, Orlem Church on 3 December 2017.
A small step more, a new milestone reached. The team gathers together for the execution of the costume fitting process for HbD Sch 3 @ Prabodhankar Thackeray Hall on 24 November 2017!
After being in pre-production discussions over a long period of 3 months, HbD3 continues it's steady walk towards realisation with the beginning of the Casting process and the first meeting of the Actors.
Here are a few glimpses from the meeting held on the 31st of October 2017 @ Orlem, Malad.
The Third Schedule of HbD begins pre-production with the first meeting of the entire direction team on 4th October 2017 at KFC, Powai ... cheers and viva Zhizn.
A look back and a look-ahead at the various options. A meeting with some new actors willing to explore future opportunities with us, on the 25th of August @ McDonalds, Citi Centre, Goregaon (W).
Post anniversary shoot and celebrations it is important to sit down and take note of the changed landscape and make a plan for the way ahead. So the second way-ahead meeting of the company, mirrored on the meeting after the one @ Barista, Vile Parle last year, was held to work on and plan for the challenges ahead on 24 August 2017 @ KFC, Powai.
As the dust settles on the Second Schedule, the production team gets together to plan on the Third Schedule of HbD @ CCD, Orlem on 13 August 2017.
In these exciting times, the core team gathers together to plan the celebration for the upcoming Anniversary and by consensus we decided it had to be another shoot. Here's to the first pre-production meeting of Project X.
After a gruelling and tough schedule that lasted 2 intense nights, the team gets together to close accounts and discuss the future plans - i.e. Schedule 3 of HbD.
And now here we go ahead with the Second Schedule of HbD at Apple Studio Vasai - here are some tidbits of the final preparation meeting held on 27 July @ CCD, Orlem.
HbD Schedule 2 moves on to the final grid with an Actor's meeting @ CCD, Orlem on July 22, 2917. Here's a toast to the actors invited.
The penultimate Production meeting of Schedule 2 for HbD is held at Malad wherein the second review is done of the upcoming shoot.
Sch 2 HbD continues it's focussed march ahead with the team gathering for its first progress review, casting heads-up and art design meeting @ KFC, Powai on 16 July 2017.
They say wine gets better with age and so does a company with experience. And hence to streamline our processes, we take the next step with a meet between team cinematography and team light @ Barista, Andheri on 6 July 2017.
Come circa July 2017 and the core team gets together to plan the next shoot schedule of HbD @ 3 July @ KFC, Powai.
After a successful closure of Schedule 1, the direction Team alongside the art and cinematography team undertake the recce of the primary location that will be the location for the coming schedules. Here's photos with the Team @ Apple Studio, Vasai on 29 June 2017.
The Recce of locations for HbD begins ... and slowly and steadily the different locations for the shoot of HbD ... our most ambitious shoot so far ... are selected and finalised.
Team Zhizn undergoing recce for HbD on 17 and 18 May 2017.
HbD moves to the next level as the meeting of the actors of Schedule 1 commences @ KFC, Powai on 14 May 2017. All the best to the HbD team.
The pre-production of The Hour Before Death (HbD) enters a new phase by the discussion and closure of the shot division and decision on the shooting schedule to be followed which will be radically different from the past.
Casting for the movie shall begin on Monday.
May 3rd! The Odyssey continues ... the team is back in Nasik for the screening of the shorties at the festival. Amidst consistent ovation by the organisers, the flag of Zhizn flies high ...
1st May 2017. First day of the Shortie Fest at the 1st Maharishi Short Film Festival, Nasik where two of our shorties Mom of the Year and Yaadein have been selected for screening out of many entries.
A great beginning to the company in the world of Festivals.
After the successful closure of the first two projects of the year 2017, the production wing of the company joins hands for an early pre prod meeting for the next project which it has been rumoured is Iquebal's
most ambitious project of 2017.
As the financial year 2016-17 comes to an end, the core finance and accounting team gathers together for the first round of closure of accounts meeting to be in compliance with the authorities of the land.
We at Zhizn take compliance very seriously and are committed on being registered with every legal authority in the land so that every act of the company is lawful and legal.
The theatre season isn't far off ... introducing the new coming play, Tughlaq, with the unveiling of the first poster and the first prospective meeting of the actors @ Versova on 29 March 2017.
The Madness of the March Hatter gets underway with a Look Test for forthcoming projects - a comprehensive test for many projects, including the upcoming shortie "Betrayed" @ 147, Aram Nagar II on 11 March 2017.
After the successful completion of Shortie No 6, the production team meets at KFC, Powai on 28 February 2017 to discuss the next projects on the anvil.
Rehearsals for The Mirror with the lead team held @ HDIL Residency, Virar on February, the 3rd, 2017.
Zhizn moves on to the next level, with The Mirror becoming the first shortie to have a Look Test... Look Test held on February, the 2nd @ 147, Aram Nagar 2, Versova.
Auditions begin in full earnest to discover the faces of the future. Some moments captured with the team @ Aram Nagar, Versova during the first round of auditions on the 27th and 28th of January, 2017.
2017 is here and with 2017 comes a desire to streamline movie production. So after 3 months, shorties begin with a pre-production meet for the next 2 shorties, the first of which is The Mirror, on 13 January, 2017 @ KFC, Powai.
The beginning of the year and the beginnings of the pre-production work of the new projects with the interviews to select the directorial team for upcoming back-to-back projects.
The First round of interviews @ Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu on 3 January 2017.
Subsequent to the Muhurat, work on the new Zhizn project begins with a few baby steps on a long highway with a meeting of the team to discuss the basics of how the movie will look and what measures should be taken so the team can execute their roles to a perfection. Meeting held @ Barista, Versova on 21 November 2016.
And finally as the temperature in Mumbai cools down, the temperature in Zhizn starts to heat up and then amid the burst of Diwali lights and crackers, Zhizn lights up the new year with yet another beginning.
The Muhurat ceremony for a new beginning is held and the team along with family and friends comes together for the muhurat and a dinner @ Hotel Ramada and Convention Centre, Powai on the 31st of October, 2016.
Life is calling and so are movies ...