It was during the troubled ending of my relationship that I began to think about how even after a break-up, the past continue to haunt us. Also, I remember seeing many school girls sharing intimate moments with their boyfriends during my visits to the different parks in the city of Kolkata. Many of these teenagers are adventurous in the matters of love but extremely vulnerable. And it is mostly girls who will be judged harshly for their deeds. In my film ‘Kamuki’ I have tried to explore these aspects of relationships in contemporary times through a 17 year old girl, Divya who belongs to a conservative Malayali family struggling to survive in the city of Kolkata.
Christo Tomy is a two time national award winning independent filmmaker from Kerala. After completing his P.G diploma in Film Direction and Screenplay Writing from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata he assisted Adoor Gopalakrishnan on his film ‘Pinneyum’.
Christo won the Swarna Kamal(Golden Lotus) for the Best Direction and the Rajat Kamal(Silver Lotus) for the Best Debut Film in the Non- Feature sections of the 63rd and the 61st National Film Awards respectively.
He participated in the 9th International Students Film Camp in Serbia and made a documentary as part of the camp which won the second prize in the TV Story category at INTERFER –
International Media Festival, Serbia (2015).
Christo’s films also won awards at the 7th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, 2nd National Students Film Awards, 10th Signs Video Festival, 4th Bangalore
International Short Film Festival, 6th First Frame International Students Film Festival and the Alpavirama South Asian Short & Documentary Festival (2016) and were in competition at the International Film Festival of South Asia, Toronto (2015), 13th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 10th Grand Off – World Independent Film Awards, Poland, 3rd Delhi International Film Festival, Bodhisattva International Film Festival (2017), 1st Chennai International Short Film
Festival, Rolling Frames Bangalore(2015), 13th Third Eye Asian film Festival, Mumbai and the Maharashtra International Short Film Festival. His films were also screened at the 44th
International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa , 11th Zubroffka International Short Film Festival, Poland, 1st Brics Film Festival, Delhi and the 5th Ritwik Ghatak Film Festival, Bangladesh.
He did his graduation in Mass Communication and Video Production from Kerala University and completed a basic course in Videography from Film & Television Institute, Pune.