Pacific Pictures | Wedding Concept Films

  1. What happens to a dream when it becomes reality? Does it still exist somewhere, in some ethereal place, waiting to come to fruition again? Could a fictional narrative capture the true meaning behind a real, live event with more drama and emotion than a traditional documentary? These were some of the questions that arose when we took on the “City of Lakes” project, an unprecedented attempt to combine a fully scripted narrative with Melissa & Samir's real, live wedding. The live wedding and production would be shot simultaneously on-location in Udaipur, India over nine days. Upon completion, "City of Lakes" would become the first wedding concept film ever to be produced on this scale.

    “City of Lakes” is as much a story about what it means to return to one's homeland as it is an exploration of Vedic tradition and the rituals of a Hindu marriage. Melissa & Samir had always dreamed of being married in India. We hope this film helps them cherish that dream in ways beyond traditional videography. We're thankful for the acting talents and professionalism of Anubhab Saha, Sharon Chawda and Rushad Rana, and the amazing support of sponsors Canon USA, Tiffen-Steadicam, and Cinevate. There is a final question we hope you’ll find difficult to answer as you watch this film: "what is real?"

    Pacific Pictures presents “CITY OF LAKES”
    Starring Rushad Rana, Anubhab Saha, and Sharon Chawda
    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

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  2. There are many ways to tell a story, and so much a Hindu wedding symbolizes. It was our hope to explore these themes in a far more dramatic way than we felt possible in a traditional documentary, and tell an engaging true love story filled with far more than meets the eye.

    Melissa & Samir's incredible journey to Udaipur fulfilled a lifelong dream of being married in India. This transcendent place, affectionately called the "City of Lakes," would be the setting for their extravagant three-day wedding celebration and the backdrop of an unprecedented Pacific Pictures wedding film production. "City of Lakes" is the first ever live event scripted concept film created on this scale. It combines Melissa & Samir's real live wedding with a scripted production, which aims to tell their true life love story in the most engaging way possible. Enjoy the trailer for "City of Lakes" and be sure to watch the full-length wedding concept video.

    Pacific Pictures presents “City of Lakes”
    Starring Rushad Rana, Anubhab Saha, and Sharon Chawda
    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

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  3. Although action and romance may appear to be an unlikely pairing, we've had many unique opportunities to explore the ways genre conventions and narrative fiction can enhance documentary storytelling and were excited to take a leap into the action genre with our latest film, "FLAWLESS." Production spanned four nights throughout Los Angeles and included the use of a process trailer and Porsche Cayenne with Gemini crane furnished by CameraCarIndustries.com. Amazingly realistic picture vehicles were provided by PictureCarWarehouse.net. Shooting a police chase on-location with world class stunt drivers under the supervision of stunt coordinator Gianni Biasetti was one of many highlights, as was staging a full-blown heist of the gorgeous StuartMoore.com in Fashion Island.

    Pacific Pictures presents "FLAWLESS"
    Starring Kavi Ladnier, Roger Narayan & Noel DeSouza
    Written & Directed by Kevin Shahinian
    Produced by Kevin Shahinian & Snehal Patel
    Director of Photography Kevin Shahinian
    2nd Unit Director Snehal Patel
    Assistant Director Varun Kapur
    Gaffer Tom Myrdahl
    Key Grip Jefferson Miller
    Sound Recordist Chris Wilson
    Stunt Coordinator Gianni Biasetti
    Wardrobe Kristen Anthony
    Makeup Kurumi Uchino

    Shot with Canon HDSLRs and EOS L-Series lenses
    Additional equipment furnished by Cinevate.com & Glidecam.com

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