There are many ways to tell a story. And so much a wedding symbolizes; so many questions it tends to raise: What is love? What is faith? It was our hope to explore these themes in a far more dramatically engaging way than we felt possible in a traditional documentary. Perhaps there is more within this story then meets the eye.

In the fall of 2009, Melissa & Samir embarked on an incredible journey to Udaipur, India, to fulfill a lifelong dream of having their wedding in the country of their ancestry. This transcendent place, affectionately called the "CITY OF LAKES," located in the breathtaking region of Rajasthan, would be the setting for their extravagant, three-day marriage celebration and the backdrop of our unprecedented film production. We believe this to be the first ever live event-scripted concept production film ever produced on this scale, and shot entirely on HDSLRs, the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D. We hope you enjoy the trailer for "CITY OF LAKES" and look forward to sharing the film with you soon.

Pacific Pictures presents "CITY OF LAKES"
Starring Melissa Kumar, Samir Shah, Anubhab Saha, Sharon Chawda & Rushad Rana
Written & Directed by Kevin Shahinian
Produced by Kevin Shahinian & Patrick Moreau
Line Producer Pravin Thakur
Director of Photography Patrick Moreau
2nd Unit Director Joe Simon
2nd Unit Steadicam Casey Warren
Film Editor Kevin Shahinian
Sound Recordist Amish Solanki
Jib Operator Chris Geiger

A special thanks to Canon & Tiffen/Steadicam, and a very special thanks to the entire Cinevate.com team for their support. For more behind the scenes, be sure to check out cinevate.com/website/index.php/city_of_lakes

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