Safeword (World Premiere)
Directed by Mukesh Vidyasagar
A girl and her boyfriend try S&M for the first time when they are interrupted by trick or treaters. Luckily they have a safe word
Mukesh was born in Chennai India, Mukesh immigrated to the UK then to the US at a very young age. He joined the U.S. Peace Corps where he taught math in Zimbabwe for 2 years. He completed a double M.A. in Film and International Relations at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. The double M.A. was funded by the Fellowship in Area Studies in the Tamil language. He has worked as an interactive producer at A&E Television, and a Producer for The Biography Channel. He has also worked as a Product Manager for ABC Television, the Wall Street Journal and several other start-ups. In 2014, he completed the prestigiousUniversal Pictures Leadership Program, a unique initiative within the Motion Pictures group at Universal that aims to develop and nurture up and coming creative talent. His first film, Silent Waterwas used to bring clean water to people who need it most in Southern India. The film was accepted into the 2012 New York Indian Film Festival (where it was nominated for Best Short) and Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. He was also Nominated for the NBCU directors program, and was a 2013 Armed with the Camera fellow with Visual Communications.