Sony Pix announces winner of Gateway

Sony Pix announces winner of Gateway


MUMBAI: Sony Pix announced Bejoy Nambiar as the winner of its film-making based reality show Gateway. He will undergo an intensive eight-week internship with Ashok Amritraj and Hyde Park Entertainment in Los Angeles. Nambiar will learn the intricacies of both the art and business of filmmaking in Hollywood before directing the Hyde Park Entertainment produced film.

Says Hyde Park Entertainment CEO and chairman Ashok Amritraj, who was one of the judges for the show said, ?I am eager to work with Bejoy Nambiar. He is very talented and shows a lot of promise. He truly represents the Indian filmmaker of today with his style and technique. This collaboration with PIX has been an enriching experience for Indian filmmakers as their means to Hollywood have been re-defined!?

Prashant Rasaily was announced the runner up.

Anurag Basu of ?Gangster? and ?Life in a Metro? fame has offered him a chance to direct a Bollywood film.The other judges for the show were Rajat Kapoor, Anurag Basu and Santosh Sivan as the guest juror.

Pix business head Sunder Aaron said, ?Under the jury?s tutelage and mentorship the contestant?s awareness and understanding on film making has risen considerably, and the teaching will be put to use no matter where time takes them.?

This 12-week episode series was shot at Subhash Ghai?s Whistling Woods in Mumbai. The show had also assembled an impressive team of guest judges who featured in every episode as prominent jury members. Renowned directors like Subhash Ghai, Nagesh Kukunoor, Sanjay Gupta, and many more, have also been part of the show. The show?s format put the contestants through a rigorous exercise of tasks that tested their creative and filmmaking abilities.