Cleetche Vancouver filmmaker

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Matt Drake

Andy Nathani


Sasikumar.B


Shilpa Poojar

Seeta Kyber Nayka

Chris McDonell

Pooja Poojar

Kiran Poojar

Arjun Poojar

Somanath Poojar

Shantabhi Poojar

Laxmi Poojar

Ravi Lamani

Joanna Palliparambil

Sangeeta Gudimani

Kiran Kattimani

Dan Shing Lamani

Laxman M

Bhimshi Lamani

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SYNOPSIS:


A Canadian filmmaker befriends a 9-year-old girl hawking clothes and jewelry on a hippie-lovers’ beach in Goa, India, and returns 3 times over the next 7 years to capture her story and help her achieve her childhood dream of going to school.

QUEEN OF THE BEACH - movie poster documovie by Cleetche

QUEEN OF THE BEACH

Soloshye Pictures | 2019

Documentary | 105 minutes

◼︎ TRAILER 1 – 2:32 min.

◼︎ FEATURE – (Password required)




CREDITS

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GoFundMe - Fix the house, save the girl! | by Christopher McDonell

"Fix the house, School the girl!"

Click the logo to learn about the crowd-funding campaign launched in Goa, India, during filming in 2015.


◼︎ TRAILER 2 – 1:02 min.

Click the logo to learn about the campaign to raise completion funds, from May 15 - June 15, 2018.


SCREENINGS/AWARDS:


◼︎ QUEEN OF THE BEACH has taken India by storm. The film has now won 11 awards in 8 film festivals there, including Best Picture or Best Documentary at all of them. Chris traveled to India in January of 2020 and was present at 4 of these festivals. Here are some of the photos from that tour.


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Chambal Int'l Film Festival-2020
Chambal Int'l Film Festival-2020
Greeted by CIFF festival director
Greeted by CIFF festival director
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Festival director selfie
Festival director selfie
English press
English press
Foreign press
Foreign press
Jaipur Int'l Film Festival-2020
Jaipur Int'l Film Festival-2020
Closing Ceremony w Col Sunir Dhir
Closing Ceremony w Col Sunir Dhir
JIFF group photo
JIFF group photo
JIFF 2020-Winner Green Rose Award
JIFF 2020-Winner Green Rose Award
Chris with Sasikumar.B
Chris with Sasikumar.B
JIFF 2020-Green Rose Award
JIFF 2020-Green Rose Award
Chris dancing in Jaipur
Chris dancing in Jaipur
Noida Int'l Film Festival-2020
Noida Int'l Film Festival-2020
NIFF-2020-Winner
NIFF-2020-Winner
Trophies in Goa hotel room
Trophies in Goa hotel room
Shilpa with trophies-2020
Shilpa with trophies-2020
Chris and Shilpa with trophies
Chris and Shilpa with trophies