Fashion designer and humanitarian Anjali Phougat’s latest short film is all about kindness and inclusivity of every kind of person. Inclusion Through Unity is conceptualized by Anjali and Natasha-Vincent Gay. The 2021 Global Short Film Awards has named the film Best Short Shot, and it will be screened during the GSF Awards Gala in Cannes, France on 12 July 2021. Tickets to the gala are available at https://andresaquino.com/tickets
“As a founder of fashion house Designerdreamcollection, I enjoy being creative and my brand supports inclusion,” says Anjali. “I also want to make short films about how we can change the world through unity, kindness and inclusivity.” For the film, Anjali collaborated with Natasha Vincent-Gay, a highly creative influencer and published gender fluid model. Other key members of the film project are Alex Rogers (direction and cinematography), Caroline O’Brien (photography and choreography) with makeup and hair by Arunita Ghosh, Imani and Lina lelli. The film stars Reshá Sukoshi, Clare Winkler, Natasha-Vincent Gay, Mounika Siriguppi (Miss South Asia World 2020), and Anjali herself. Anjali also designed the jewelry used in the film, as well as a gown for Mounika.
Inclusion Through Unity gives a message to celebrate every culture with love and support. It also promotes gender equality, inclusion and diversity.
Anjali was not nervous facing the camera, in fact she is quite comfortable. “Being a fashion designer and chat show host, I have lots of experience performing in front of the camera. The first time I faced the camera was at the age of 16 for various fashion shows and I also did fashion shoots for multiple big brands,” she adds with a smile. As a designer, show has shown her luxury fashion and jewelry designs at prestigious events including Couture Fashion Week New York.