The awesome team behind The Odd Couple
EDITOR : EDMONDO TINETTI
My first film project was a short called ‘If The Walls Could Talk….’ About six magically disturbed chairs. I shot it digitally in 1997 when digital media was just emerging using tapes to record. I was hooked on all the promises the digital age was predicting which led me to becoming a digital editor in 2003.
In 2011 “Behind the Bush” Short Documentary won at Scarycow Film Festival in San Francisco for best short documentary and was the official selection for Sonoma International Film Festival in April 2011.
In 2013 I worked on “What’s the T?” documentary as a colorist. It can be currently seen on Hulu Plus and has won Festival Favorite at the Cinema Diverse Film Festival 2013 in Palm Springs, CA.
“The biggest challenge was to do justice to the Sikh faith and make it accessible to an audience and that is why by using an athlete to represent how there can be a balance between your everyday life and your faith was a brilliant choice. Parvin, the film’s main character is just an average guy but the way he lives his life is inspiring.”
ORIGINAL MUSIC: RYAN SPRATT
Ryan Spratt is a composer working in San Francisco. He started composing on his father’s Atari ST circa 1989. From there, he cultivated a double life as a classically trained band nerd during the day and a Grunge rock iconoclast in his own mind later in the day. His work has evolved with technology and he is now well equipped to express himself in a wide variety of styles, specializing in cinematic, ambient, electronic and indie.
“What attracted me to this project was that it is about how we all have challenges, in our lives, that can be overcome no matter where we come from or what our situation. Parvin’s story is filled with very universal themes but is unlike anything I have seen in a documentary before. I was very excited by Harleen, Aman and the whole team’s passion and enthusiasm to get this project going from the very start.”
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JEFFERY GARY
Jeff is a photographer and cinematographer based in California. He has over 30 years of experience and has worked on numerous documentaries. Jeff is also an aspiring writer and director. Regardless of the project at hand, his goal is always to create images that move the story forward and create a true picture for the audience. He graduated the USC Film School in 1984
Without the unconditional support and understanding of our friends and family, The Odd Couple would never have been made. Together we first premiered the film at the SIFF Toronto, and made it to the Parliament of Religions, 2015 – along the way touching many lives, inspiring kids and adults alike. Along the way, a number of kids were born to many of you, so here is a big cheers for them growing up to be inspirational figures as well.
Parvin, Manmeet and Sarbjit Panesar
Jeff and Jenny Schmidt
Jefferey L. Gary
Blake Nolan Brown
Manjit Singh Johar
Gaganpreet Singh and Divyajyot Kaur
Gurbani Vichar Group, San Francisco
Hardeep Singh Aulakh
India Community Center, Milpitas
Northwest YMCA, Cupertino
Gurdwara, San Jose
Manikaran Singh Johar
Gobind Singh Johar
Midpen Media Community Center
Lucia Panini and James Kenoyer
Amardeep @Amardeep Photography
Saanjh, The Bay Area Retreat
Radio Zindagi, Fremont
Brig. Avtar Singh
Manjeet Kaur Johar
Manpreet Singh Dhot
Dedicated to the love of our lives