Surkhaab nominated to receive the prestigious REMI award at the 46th Annual WorldFest in Houston

New Delhi: Canadian film-producer Tushar Unadkat’s film Surkhaab is an Official Selection for programming into The 46th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival in its TEXAS Premiere.

He had been honoured with the prestigious Trailblazer Award at the 11th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival last year..

WorldFest-Houston is one of the three original international film festivals in North America, after San Francisco and New York. It was founded in 1961 as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society. Houston will be presenting Surkhaab to the World, in the prime time of 20 April at the 30 Screen AMC.
Surkhaab is nominated to receive one of the prestigious REMI awards in its feature film categories at this year‘s WorldFest 2013. WorldFest awards are the Grand Award (Best of Category), REMI Special Jury Awards, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze REMI awards. The WorldFest REMI Award is named after the great Western Artist Frederick Remington, who captured the spirit of Texas and The American West with his remarkable paintings and sculptures.

Unadkat shares, "Surkhaab is the name given to the Ruddy Shelduck (a type of bird) in India and Pakistan. This film is a story of a girl from India, her flight to Canada and the first 96 hours on the run! Barkha Madan, former Femina Miss India and Miss Tourism World Wide, who was seen in Bollywood‘s famous filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma‘s Bhoot and in Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi with superstar Akshay Kumar, plays the lead in the film. I collaborated with Golden Gate Creations, a California based company, Executive Producer: Vivek Kumar and Director: Sanjay Talreja to produce Surkhaab. It is a Hinglish (Hindi + English) feature film scheduled for theatrical release this summer in the US, India and Canada."
Asked about his journey as a filmmaker, he says, "It‘s been a wonderful journey and I have directed numerous shorts and features. I have had the opportunity to work with Oscar winning producers and editors, namely Fred Fuchs, Phil Svaboda and Frank Reynolds to name a few! I have also worked with the likes of Shabana Azmi and Girish Karnad."

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