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Close Your Eyes, Paro

After a car crash, a father’s heroic actions have grave consequences for his 3-year-old daughter.

Thriller, 3 minutes, India

This film is the end result of a two-week assignment at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. We were instructed to make a film around traffic safety.



Paro - Chhavi Bora
Paro's Dad - Deepak Pawar
Grown Up - Shivam Malkan
Radio Host - Vibhav Singh
Extras - Ishan Shah, Keith Pereira, Maria Pinto, Siddharth Salgaonkar


Writer, Director, DoP & Editor - Sam Van Zoest

Sound Recording - Sudhanshu Dabra

Assistant Camera - Rutwij Paranjape



Care Film Festival: Best Director

Great Message International Film Festival: Best Cinematography

Making of

Part of the assignment was to document every step in the creative process. I'll share it here because I think it will give you an insight in my creative process: