The Basket/ Košara/ Tokri
Suresh Eriyat (Studio Eeksaurus)
2017, IND, 14'20''
Two insignificant lives lost and found in time.
Dve nepomembni življenji, izgubljeni in najdeni v času
Written and directed by Suresh Eriyat
Music: Rayat Dholakia
Animation: Adam Wyrwas, Mukund Bhalegare, Sanjay Patkar
Executive Producer: Nilima Eriyat
DOP: Srinivas Reddy
Sound designer: Jayesh Dhakkan
Art Directors (Exterior): Sandeep Shelar, Ashok Lokare
Art Directors (Interior): Sandeep Meher, Krishna Kedar
Editors: Tintu K Philip, Bargav Sridhar
Technique: clay animation
Born in November 1973, Suresh Eriyat is a 1997 graduate from the National Institute of Design. Suresh set up Famous House of Animation in 1999. He created numerous animated ads, shorts, music videos with many firsts that brought not only national and international recognitions but also changed the way people perceived animation in India. In 2009 he founded Studio Eeksaurus, with his wife Nilima as his partner, that won the first ever Annecy Cristal for the country in 2015, and the President's national award in 2016 and recently in 2018 for best animated film Tokri(The Basket). Specialising in Animation Film Design, Suresh came to Mumbai looking for opportunities in making animation films. Prospects of creating animated stories in India back in 1998 was very nascent as animation was more known for the back end services that Indian companies offered foreign studios. Slowly the dream of creating original animation films was getting closer for him and his partner and there he continues to elevate the recognition of quality Indian animation content across the world. Eeksaurus also is a very well known advertising film production company that is among the top ones of our country. Having sat in several prestigious jury panels of the likes of Clio, Apollo, LIA, Promax, D&AD, Krok 2017 etc for many years and educating students and aspiring filmmakers across the globe with his masterclasses at NID, Krok, IDC, MIFF 2018 to name a few, he has won more than 150 national and international awards, with a portfolio of more than 400 films. He is also a trained Carnatic musician, an artist par excellence with a deep interest in philosophy, anthropology and culture.
Find more about Suresh Eriyat on www.studioeeksaurus.com