Rahat Mahajan’s Film ‘The Cloud Messenger’ Wins At LAAPFF
India-West Staff Reporter
LOS ANGELES, CA – Rahat Mahajan’s debut feature film ‘Meghdoot/The Cloud Messenger,’ recently won a Special Jury Mention at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
The jury said that the film was a, “truly unprecedented cinematic experience.” It said, “With every frame, Mahajan’s vision took us on a mesmerizing journey, bridging the gap between the ethereal heavens and the earthly realm. This meticulously crafted film weaves a tapestry of enchanting storytelling, crafting new folklore, and igniting our imagination with its fresh and innovative approach.”
‘The Cloud Messenger’ is about two star-crossed lovers who meet across time, space, and ancient myth in a visually stunning, romantically ravishing journey through the cosmic cycle of life and death.
“Mahajan’s creation stands as an unforgettable testament to his artistic brilliance and the power of visual storytelling,” the jury added.
The film has received rave reviews from critics and accolades at several prestigious festivals Mahajan said, including The International Film Festival of Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival, Melbourne IFF, Singapore IFF, and São Paulo IFF.
Mahajan’s first short film ‘Memoirs of an Apple’ won the first prize at the IDPA film festival in 2006 and was aired on Indian national television. Shortly after, he started working in the Bombay film industry, starting out as an assistant director, and ultimately spearheading Visual Promotions for several acclaimed feature films.
The director, cinematographer, editor, screenwriter, and producer has a bachelor’s degree from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai, and an MFA from the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles.