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Today is the first day of my other half’s Kickstarter campaign. He’s hoping to raise £12,000 by Christmas Eve to finish post-production on his feature-length documentary. If he doesn’t make the total, he doesn’t get a penny. NAILBITING!

Four years in the making, the film documents the attempts of two brothers to revive their relationship, and the family business – the oldest auction house in India…




Every Sunday, a motley assortment of the nouveau riche, ailing aristocracy, hawkers and housewives gather at Kolkata’s Russell Exchange to bid for an eclectic range of items: a battered motorbike helmet, an electric juicer, opera glasses from 1914, a sari hand-embroidered with silver, a four-poster mahogany bed… The lots come from the abandoned properties of Kolkata’s deceased gentry, the estates of zaminders (landowners) fallen on hard times, and the kitchen cabinets of people just struggling to get by. These people represent the changing face, and wealth, of India.

Please check out the Kickstarter page to find out more and possibly even back the project – every £1 helps, and in return for your support there are some great rewards ranging from posters to DVDs to VIP screenings and a slap-up curry with the main character and the director!

It would also be hugely appreciate if you could help us spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr – especially if you have contacts in India / Kolkata / antiques / filmmaking. Stay tuned to see how we get on!






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