A struggling writer discovers her muse when she meets her first love after years of separation.
Key Crew: Danish Renzu, Roopashree Jeevaji, Mragendra Singh, Caitlin Kelly Singh, David Wolvek, Gaya Bhola
Key Cast: Roopashree Jeevaji, Justin Gordon
You can view First Love at the 4th annual Pictoclik Film Festival in San Francisco Nov. 5th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.
DANISH RENZU is trained in producing and directing in Los Angeles, graduated from University of California Los Angeles in 2010. He also specializes in Screenwriting, secured certification from prestigious UCLA Writers’ Program in Feature Film Writing where he developed various feature screenplays titled The Illegal, The and Winters of Kashmir currently in development. His short film, In Seach of America Inshallah that was also showcased in Cannes this year is playing in festivals throughout the world.
He has worked on several screenplays and directed/produced various films in Hollywood, and his recent Hollywood short film In Search of America, Inshallah received tremendous recognition in the Los Angeles community. It is also selected in prestigious Cannes Film Festival- Short Film Corner 2015, Goa Short Film Festival, Asians on Film Festival Los Angeles, San Antonio Film Festival, California Women’s Film Festival, New York Indie Film Festival, Chicago South Asian Film Festival and Maryland International Film Festival so far. He was nominated as Best Director at California Women’s Film Festival. Edited by Deepa Bhatia and narrated by Sonu Nigam, the film was entirely crowd-funded in Los Angeles executive produced by Jawad Qureshi producer of award winning film, Torn, which was released in theatrically in America. The film was also a finalist in recognized Roy Dean Grant in California. The film also won Best Actress winner awards at Asian on Film Festival in Los Angeles and California Women’s Film Festival.
His short script, Loving Dying or Being Killed won Wild sound Festival Award for Best short screenplay. His short film based on a social message of student bullying, The Virtual was aired on New TV, Comcast 8, RCN 15 and Verizon 34 as premium content in the United States. His comedy short, Sheikh Chilli was screened at Monaco Film Festival. His thesis film, Doctor of Bagram that he produced won awards in various film festivals and was premiered at UCLA Film Festival, Asians on Film festival, North Hollywood Cinefest, Arizona International Film Festival, Harward College Film Festival and Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York.
Danish Renzu also holds Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of California Los Angeles and has worked as an Engineer in the field of Telecommunications for about five years in Los Angeles working as Lead Engineer with AT&T- the biggest wireless network in America.