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Chef Gi cooks up a great plot for his short movie

September 18th, 2015 1:03 PM

By Southern Star Team

Gi Panakkal, chef and filmmaker of 'The Odds'

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BY JACKIE KEOGH

BALTIMORE is comfortable in the headlines for its beauty, but it is about to be in the news once again following the release of a movie that was written and directed by an Indian chef who works in the locality.

Gi Panakkal, who has spent the last eight summers working at La Jolie Brise chose Baltimore as the location for The Odds – a movie he wrote while studying at the Cork Film Centre.

‘Film is my passion. I always wanted to be a filmmaker but I am 37 years old and never had a chance to study it before,’ said Gi. ‘When I became aware of the filmmaking course at the Cork Film Centre I knew it was possible. I had the time; I had the money; and I had the opportunity.’

In fact, the theme of the film is about taking the opportunities that are presented in life.

The short film is about a gambler who places a big bet on the same day that his wife is buried because he was looking for a chance to change his life.

The 10-minute film was premiered recently at Jacob’s Bar in Baltimore.

Gi Panakkal reserved a place of honour for all those who helped him make this move, especially Ger Murphy, a well-known local photographer and cameraman, who shot the movie, as well as Ciaran O’Connor and John Moffatt, who play the two male lead roles.

Another unique feature of the movie is the soundtrack. Gi Panakkal said: ‘I will be forever grateful to Bijibal (a famous Indian musical director) who composed the background score for the movie, as well as Asif Sk, who edited the movie.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

BALTIMORE is comfortable in the headlines for its beauty, but it is about to be in the news once again following the release of a movie that was written and directed by an Indian chef who works in the locality.

Gi Panakkal, who has spent the last eight summers working at La Jolie Brise chose Baltimore as the location for The Odds – a movie he wrote while studying at the Cork Film Centre.

‘Film is my passion. I always wanted to be a filmmaker but I am 37 years old and never had a chance to study it before,’ said Gi. ‘When I became aware of the filmmaking course at the Cork Film Centre I knew it was possible. I had the time; I had the money; and I had the opportunity.’

In fact, the theme of the film is about taking the opportunities that are presented in life.

The short film is about a gambler who places a big bet on the same day that his wife is buried because he was looking for a chance to change his life.

The 10-minute film was premiered recently at Jacob’s Bar in Baltimore.

Gi Panakkal reserved a place of honour for all those who helped him make this move, especially Ger Murphy, a well-known local photographer and cameraman, who shot the movie, as well as Ciaran O’Connor and John Moffatt, who play the two male lead roles.

Another unique feature of the movie is the soundtrack. Gi Panakkal said: ‘I will be forever grateful to Bijibal (a famous Indian musical director) who composed the background score for the movie, as well as Asif Sk, who edited the movie.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

BALTIMORE is comfortable in the headlines for its beauty, but it is about to be in the news once again following the release of a movie that was written and directed by an Indian chef who works in the locality.

Gi Panakkal, who has spent the last eight summers working at La Jolie Brise chose Baltimore as the location for The Odds – a movie he wrote while studying at the Cork Film Centre.

‘Film is my passion. I always wanted to be a filmmaker but I am 37 years old and never had a chance to study it before,’ said Gi. ‘When I became aware of the filmmaking course at the Cork Film Centre I knew it was possible. I had the time; I had the money; and I had the opportunity.’

In fact, the theme of the film is about taking the opportunities that are presented in life.

The short film is about a gambler who places a big bet on the same day that his wife is buried because he was looking for a chance to change his life.

The 10-minute film was premiered recently at Jacob’s Bar in Baltimore.

Gi Panakkal reserved a place of honour for all those who helped him make this move, especially Ger Murphy, a well-known local photographer and cameraman, who shot the movie, as well as Ciaran O’Connor and John Moffatt, who play the two male lead roles.

Another unique feature of the movie is the soundtrack. Gi Panakkal said: ‘I will be forever grateful to Bijibal (a famous Indian musical director) who composed the background score for the movie, as well as Asif Sk, who edited the movie.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

BALTIMORE is comfortable in the headlines for its beauty, but it is about to be in the news once again following the release of a movie that was written and directed by an Indian chef who works in the locality.

Gi Panakkal, who has spent the last eight summers working at La Jolie Brise chose Baltimore as the location for The Odds – a movie he wrote while studying at the Cork Film Centre.

‘Film is my passion. I always wanted to be a filmmaker but I am 37 years old and never had a chance to study it before,’ said Gi. ‘When I became aware of the filmmaking course at the Cork Film Centre I knew it was possible. I had the time; I had the money; and I had the opportunity.’

In fact, the theme of the film is about taking the opportunities that are presented in life.

The short film is about a gambler who places a big bet on the same day that his wife is buried because he was looking for a chance to change his life.

The 10-minute film was premiered recently at Jacob’s Bar in Baltimore.

Gi Panakkal reserved a place of honour for all those who helped him make this move, especially Ger Murphy, a well-known local photographer and cameraman, who shot the movie, as well as Ciaran O’Connor and John Moffatt, who play the two male lead roles.

Another unique feature of the movie is the soundtrack. Gi Panakkal said: ‘I will be forever grateful to Bijibal (a famous Indian musical director) who composed the background score for the movie, as well as Asif Sk, who edited the movie.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

BALTIMORE is comfortable in the headlines for its beauty, but it is about to be in the news once again following the release of a movie that was written and directed by an Indian chef who works in the locality.

Gi Panakkal, who has spent the last eight summers working at La Jolie Brise chose Baltimore as the location for The Odds – a movie he wrote while studying at the Cork Film Centre.

‘Film is my passion. I always wanted to be a filmmaker but I am 37 years old and never had a chance to study it before,’ said Gi. ‘When I became aware of the filmmaking course at the Cork Film Centre I knew it was possible. I had the time; I had the money; and I had the opportunity.’

In fact, the theme of the film is about taking the opportunities that are presented in life.

The short film is about a gambler who places a big bet on the same day that his wife is buried because he was looking for a chance to change his life.

The 10-minute film was premiered recently at Jacob’s Bar in Baltimore.

Gi Panakkal reserved a place of honour for all those who helped him make this move, especially Ger Murphy, a well-known local photographer and cameraman, who shot the movie, as well as Ciaran O’Connor and John Moffatt, who play the two male lead roles.

Another unique feature of the movie is the soundtrack. Gi Panakkal said: ‘I will be forever grateful to Bijibal (a famous Indian musical director) who composed the background score for the movie, as well as Asif Sk, who edited the movie.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

BALTIMORE is comfortable in the headlines for its beauty, but it is about to be in the news once again following the release of a movie that was written and directed by an Indian chef who works in the locality.

Gi Panakkal, who has spent the last eight summers working at La Jolie Brise chose Baltimore as the location for The Odds – a movie he wrote while studying at the Cork Film Centre.

‘Film is my passion. I always wanted to be a filmmaker but I am 37 years old and never had a chance to study it before,’ said Gi. ‘When I became aware of the filmmaking course at the Cork Film Centre I knew it was possible. I had the time; I had the money; and I had the opportunity.’

In fact, the theme of the film is about taking the opportunities that are presented in life.

The short film is about a gambler who places a big bet on the same day that his wife is buried because he was looking for a chance to change his life.

The 10-minute film was premiered recently at Jacob’s Bar in Baltimore.

Gi Panakkal reserved a place of honour for all those who helped him make this move, especially Ger Murphy, a well-known local photographer and cameraman, who shot the movie, as well as Ciaran O’Connor and John Moffatt, who play the two male lead roles.

Another unique feature of the movie is the soundtrack. Gi Panakkal said: ‘I will be forever grateful to Bijibal (a famous Indian musical director) who composed the background score for the movie, as well as Asif Sk, who edited the movie.’

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