‘The Elephant Whisperer’ Gets Oscar Nom In Short Film Category
LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) – Kartiki Gonsalves’ directorial ‘The Elephant Whisperer’ has been nominated in the Documentary Short Film category.
The short documentary will be contending alongside ‘Haulout’, ‘How Do You Measure a Year?’ (Jay Rosenblatt Films), ‘The Martha Mitchell Effect” (Netflix)’ and ‘Stranger at the Gate’.
‘The Elephant Whisperer’ is about Bomman and Bellie, a couple in Tamil Nadu, who devote their lives to caring for an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu, forging a family like no other that tests the barrier between the human and the animal world.
The short documentary marks the directorial debut of Kartiki Gonsalves and is produced by Guneet Monga and Achin Jain under the banner of Sikhya Entertainment.
Monga wrote, “The Elephant Whisperers is an ode to devotion and love..an ode to unconditional selfless love for the beautiful baby ellie Raghu who felt all the emotions like us humans but only two could hear his whispers – Bomman and Bellie. I am beyond grateful for @kartikigonsalves (the Director), who discovered this sacred bond and trusted us with the story so pure and surreal. Goes without saying, *thank you* the incredible team @netflix – you not just empower dreams, you make them come true!”