The Ballad of Sandeep is an award winning comedic short film starring the illustrious and magnanimous Deep Roy (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Star Trek, Eastbound and Down).
It's written by and co-starring The Minor Prophets and directed by Derek Frey. The Ballad of Sandeep is the tragicomic story of computer programmer Sandeep Majumdar: slave, clown, hero. The Ballad of Sandeep was filmed in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
When his IT job is outsourced to Bangalore, Indian-born Sandeep Majumdar finds himself unemployed for the first time in eighteen years. In an attempt to get his old job back, he sets up a remote access in his apartment, tricking his former company into believing that he is really working from India. His performance is so impressive that the boss of the company-the same man who fired him two months prior-requests an interview with Sandeep to discuss a big promotion.
*A feature film version of THE BALLAD OF SANDEEP is currently in development.*
BEST FEATURETTE - 2011 Vegas Cinefest.
BEST DIRECTOR OF A SHORT FILM - Derek Frey - Independent FIlm Quarterly and New Media Festival
BEST DIRECTOR - Derek Frey - International Film Festival of Spirituality, Religion, Visionary
BEST COMEDY SHORT - 2011 Mockfest
BEST SHORT FILM - 2012 Freestyle Film Exhibition
BEST WRITING - The Minor Prophets - 2011 Mockfest
BEST SCREENPLAY - The Minor Prophets - International Film Festival of Spirituality, Religion, Visionary
BEST ACTOR - Deep Roy - The Sunset International Film Festival - Los Angeles
BEST ACTOR - Deep Roy - The 2011 Colorado Film Festival
BEST ACTOR - Deep Roy - International Film Festival of Spirituality, Religion, Visionary
BEST COMEDY SHORT - 2011 Jersey Shore Film Festival
BEST SCORE - 2013 International Film Festival For Spirituality - Religion - Visionaey
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 2012 Best Shorts Competition
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 2012 RINCON International Film Festival - Puerto Rico
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 2012 International Film Festival For Peace, Inspiration, Equality
AWARD OF MERIT - Lead Actor Deep Roy - 2012 Best Shorts Competition
AWARD OF MERIT - Accolade Film Festival
HONORABLE MENTION - 10th annual DIY Film Festival
BRONZE AWARD WINNER - 2012 Prestige Film Awards
FINALIST - International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration & Equality
SEMI-FINALIST - NEXT TV Film Festival
VOTED 1 OF THE TOP 3 SHORT FILMS - SIlicon Valley Film Festival
FINALIST - Moondance International Film Festival
Official Selections: Albuquerque Film Festival, The Other Venice Film Festival, Twin Cities Film Festival, Atlanta Short Fest, Rumschpringe Film Festival, New York Hell's Kitchen Film Festival, Lucerne International Film Festival, The OffShoot Film Festival and the Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media Festival in NYC, Mockfest Film Fest, Irvine International Film Festival, Big Easy International Film & Music Festival, India International Film Festival - Tampa Bay, Winter Film Awards - NYC, New Hope Film Festival, Big Island Film Festival - Hawaii, Workers Unite Film Festival, International Freethought Film Festival, Costa Rica International Film Festival.
Starring DEEP ROY, GIL DAMON, DAVID AMADIO, STEVE KUZMICK, BRIAN GILLIN, BUD DAMON
Written/ Screenplay by THE MINOR PROPHETS ( DAVID AMADIO, GIL DAMON, STEVE KUZMICK, BRIAN GILLIN)
Directed and Produced by DEREK FREY
Music by MIKE HIGHAM and ANDY RICHARDS
The Ballad of Sandeep Theme Song by MATT AMADIO & DAVID AMADIO
Edited by DEREK FREY