I directed a short documentary called my break ups into a million pieces about Lilledeshan Bose's migration to the US, after the death of her father, artist Santiago Bose. Santiago was one the most prolific and respected Philipino artist of his time, and his daughter continued in the paths of the arts, as she is a published author and musician.
The abridged version is currently now on Current TV..It runs a few seconds under 10 min. The full cut runs 16 minutes.
Go check it out on Current TV.....
my break ups into a million pieces
Here is the official synopsis and such:
The film-essay “my break ups into a million pieces” is about Lilledeshan Bose’s migration to Southern California after her artist-father’s death. Directed by Amir Motlagh, this 10-minute film, shot in digital video and super 8, is an exploration of personal and spiritual identity, death, romantic relationships and myth of Americana from an Asian perspective.
Its creation was brought about by coincidence: Bose was impressed by Motlagh’s previous works (including “Dino Adino” and “Still Lover”), asked him for filmmaking advice. She had written “Break-up Stories,” a series of vignettes about the disintegration of my personal relationships, and wanted to translate it into film.
After showing award-winning director Motlagh her father, Santiago Bose’s paintings, he felt a spiritual connection to Santiago’s works and agreed to direct the film.
With its gorgeous shots of Los Angeles freeways and endless blue skies, “my break ups into a million pieces” marks the transition to new country and a new life, the rush of a brave, sunshiney new world.