S04E14: “Award Winning Doc, Call Me Dancer – Filmmakers Spotlight”

Call Me Dancer is a multiple award winning feature documentary that follows Manish Chauhan, a charismatic street dancer from Mumbai, who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer despite his parents misgivings. In this episode, host Sandra Abrams chats with the filmmakers behind this inspiring film: director and producer Leslie Shampaine, co-director Pip Gilmour, and editor Jennifer Beman. They share their journey of how they made the project that took them from India, to the UK, NY, and Israel, and why it took over five years to complete and edit. From humble beginnings, Manish’s life goes on a roller coaster ride as he navigates the dance world, Covid, and injuries to reach his goals with help from his curmudgeonly ballet teacher, Yehuda Maor. The documentary is in English and Hindi.

Theatrical screenings of CALL ME DANCER begin at the Quad Cinema in NYC Dec 15-21. Check the film website for other dates and locations: https://callmedancer.com/see-the-film/

Film website: https://callmedancer.com/
Instagram for Call Me Dancer: https://www.instagram.com/callmedancermovie
Instagram for Manish Chauhan: https://www.instagram.com/manishchauhan02
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/callmedancermovie
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@callmedacnermovie

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