Awards & Accolades:
FIPRESCI INDIA FILM CRITIC AWARD BEST INDIAN FILM 2013
GOLDEN LOTUS (SWARN KAMAL) National Award For Best Debut film 2014
SILVER LOTUS AWARD (RAJAT KAMAL) National Award For Best Child Artist 2014
15TH MAMI 2013 JURY GRAND PRIZE, SILVER GATEWAY AWARD 2ND BEST FILM IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AT 15TH MAMI 2013
INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST FILM
1ST MARATHI FILMFARE AWARDS 2014 BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CHILD ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (MALE),
12TH PUNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEST FILM, BEST FILM (AUDIENCE), BEST DIRECTOR,
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER, BEST ACTOR
MAHARASHTRA TIMES (MATA) 2013 AWARDS BEST FILM, BEST ACTOR, BEST DIRECTOR,
BEST EDITOR, BEST CHILD ARTIST, BEST SCREENPLAY
ZEE GAURAV 2013 AWARDS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR & BEST CHILD ARTIST
NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 BEST DIRECTOR
OUTSTANDING FILM IN SOCIAL CATEGORY, 2014 BY PRATHAM SEATTLE AT TASVEER 9TH SEATTLE ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
DADASAHEB PHALKE MSK COMMITTEE AWARDS 2014 BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST EDITOR
Official Selection: Film Festivals
SCREENED FOR GOLDEN GLOBES IN LOS ANGELES, 2014
LONDON FILM FESTIVAL , 2013
ABUDHABI FILM FESTIVAL, 2013 – OFFICIAL SELECTION IN THREE SEGMENT - SHOWCASE AWARDS SECTION,
- NETPACK AWARD FOR BEST ASIAN FILM,
- CHILD PROTECTION AWARD
37TH GÖTEBORG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014
9TH SEATTLE SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014
TORONTO REEL ASIAN INTERATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014
NEW GENERATIONS INDEPENDENT INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014
ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL 2014
INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF STUTTGART
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CHICAGO SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL, 2014
ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS (in competition)
INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL THE HAGUE
PRAGUE INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
INDIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES 2014
MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL (MAMI), 2013 – OFFICIAL SELECTION IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
DHARMSHALA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2013 – OFFICIAL SELECTION
IFFI, GOA – OFFICIAL SELECTION IN INDIAN PANORAMA, 2013
18TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF KERALA 2013
18TH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL HYDERABAD, INDIA 2013
Short Film World Premier at Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)
National Award for ‘Anumati’ (Shri Vikram Gokhale won Best actor)
16th Mumbai Film Festival – India Gold 2014 Competition
Official Selection and Opening Film at IFFSA Toronto 2015
New York Indian Film Festival 2015
we aim to offer superior, content-driven production with the highest integrity and professionalism to achieve global standards. holy basil productions provides vast bouquet of services, ensuring fructification of a vision from concept to its commercial launching. with a strong emphasis on transparency and corporate ethics, holy basil productions works on a business model structured for best output which involves all stages of pre-production, production & post production activities
holy basil productions has an eminent team of creative professionals that assess the artistic merits of every project and offers all essential creative services like movie publicity design and pr, print and online advertising , radio & tv ads, etc
besides these core areas, whatever is required to bring your communication to the right people and build your brands Holy Basil Productions does offer a plethora of services... let's meet up and talk.
vivek kajaria (producer | director)
Vivek Kajaria has been part of Trans Atlantic Partners 2015 out of 25 Producers from more than 15 countries and prestigious Rotterdam Lab 2013.
He is undoubtedly one of the most passionate guardians of Indian Independents in the Industry. He has to his credit some path breaking films. He presented Anumati (2013) and produced Fandry (2014) and Siddhant (2015). Out of which not only Fandry (2014) and Anumati (2013) won the distinguished National Film Awards conferred by the Government of India, they have been screened at prestigious international film festivals and have traveled across the world. Fandry, a true gem on the slate was also screened for the Golden Globes Selection 2014 and was awarded FIPRESCI INDIA – FILM CRITIC AWARD BEST INDIAN FILM 2013.
His upcoming films include Chaurya, Raakshas, The School, In The Name of Dad and Ek Number.
Vivek did his post graduation in Advanced Computer Science from University of Warwick, UK and MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.
“Durga” is his debut film as a Director.
In the year 2014 President of India awarded him GOLDEN LOTUS (SWARNA KAMAL) National Award for his feature film “FANDRY”.
still shoot production
much like a film or video production, still shoots need careful preparation and approach. whether it is a simple straight-forward one-location still shoot or a more complex coordination of cast, locations, lighting, equipment and/or crew, we're happy to delve into the project. we have previously been involved with some really interesting still shoots nationally and internationally and are always on the go to execute new projects.
we offer all essential creative services, which include photographers, talents, stylists, makeup artists, image corrections, post production artists etc.
production services such as locations & studio, camera, light equipments, logistics etc.
we have some of the most renowned national and international Photographers on our panel.
ad film production
be it ad films, corporate films, corporate videos, promotional films, av films, documentaries, tv show packaging, promos, psa's, short films, show open, broadcast designs, presentation films, 2d & 3d films, video production, corporate shows, video production, fiction and non-fictional program... we as a production house are young, but full of enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism to the core. we offer all essential creative services, which include directors, cinematographers, editors, production designers, talents, stylists, makeup artists, sound designers, post productions artists, editors, computer graphics, vfx etc. production services such as locations & studio, camera, light equipments, sound & dubbing studios, logistics, editing studios, etc.
some of the most renowned ad film directors on our panel.
film publicity design
a poster is the face of a film and carries a responsibility to make the audience go have a look irrespective of its cast, cost or story line. a path breaking packaging and publicity design is as important ingredient as the feature film itself. our creative team also specializes in designing feature film publicity design. we create path breaking designs by keeping the theme, subject & genre of the film in mind. if necessary, we conduct a special Photo shoot (indoor – outdoor based on requirements) to get the desired result. to bring the same professional perspective and creativity in the regional films also we have consciously completed couple of marathi film publicity designs like shala, ajinkya and premsutra, etc.
creative services such as branding, identity designing, scripting, creative writing, media planning, conceptualizing, photography, graphic designing, copy writing, post productions, web and outdoor media solutions. after a detailed study and an in-depth analysis (done by experienced professionals in the field of Research) of client's current and expected brand position we develop a communication agenda ranging from a single media advertising to execution of a complete campaign, finally congregating our highly efficient creative team from different forte's of creative services to complete our mission to create a brand recognition.
our online services takes care of website designing, online newsletters, electronic direct mailers, web banners, collaterals, case studies, white papers, and most importantly social media marketing, etc.
a symbol of positive initiation, holy basil was implanted with a vision to nurture an idea and evolve it into a visual canvas. holy basil is a complete creative resource cum production abode. we assist businesses to leverage the power of visual media to communicate an idea. for this mission we are backed by a list of creative professionals from various genres of creative & production services.