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“The Road Home” – a TCK film

“The Road Home” – a TCK film by Rahul Gandorta

Rahul Gandotra was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and grew up in eight countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and America. His international childhood has been a major inspiration and influence on his filmmaking.

After finishing undergrad at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Gandorta headed to the London Film School for an MA in film directing. For his master’s thesis, he traveled to the Himalayas to direct “The Road Home.” It turned out to be the film school’s very first nomination for the Student Foreign Academy Award.

“The Road Home” went on to win many awards in film festivals around the world, and was finally nominated for the British Independent Film Awards and shortlisted for the 2012 Oscars. But for Rahul, it has been more satisfying to watch his film gain a strong following in the Third Culture Kid community.

Gandorta’s energy now pours into completing his first feature script expanding the short film into a fast-paced, adventure road movie that stays true to the themes in “The Road Home.” Partnering with Optimism Film, he plans to shoot this script as his feature film directorial debut.

In the meantime, Gandorta and his screenwriting partner, Andreas Eigenmann, are writing two additional feature film scripts: a comedy about the war on terror and a hard-boiled thriller set in the world of politics and media.

Stay tuned for more from this promising talent…


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