Synopsis: After an Air Force Jet crashes in the Upper Himalayas, an old Shepherd leaves his Herd to find its pilot. But the mountain where the Jet fell is sacred and the Shepherd's intentions are not. He struggles through quests of fears and desires, as he treads on forbidden ground. The herd left behind disintegrates as predators roam around and they are left head-less.
Cast: Arjun Pant, Lokendra Gurung
Cinematography: Saurabh Monga
Editing: Kratika Adhikari
Writer: Ridham Janve, Akshay Singh
Sound: Bigyna Dahal
Producer: Ridham Janve, Akshay Singh
Director Bio: Graduate from the National Institute of Design - India, Ridham’s works are across the mediums of art, design and cinema. His short films include MAJOR KA FAREWLL (2010), PRATAHA SMARAN (2011), KANCHE AUR POSTCARD (2013). The latter was an official selection in the Indian Panaroma at the International Film Festival of India in 2013 and represented India at the SAARC film festival in Colombo.
The Gold Laden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain is his debut feature film.
Age Limit: U/A
Festivals & Awards: 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, 2018 - World Premiere - won the Silver Gateway Award |Dharamshala International Film Festival 2018 |International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2019 - International Premiere|Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) 2019 - won the FIPRESCI Prize| Mooov Film Festival, Belgium April 2019| Jeonju International Film Festival, May 2019