Shameless, a short film of 15 minute duration, revolves around the theme of loss of human spirit due to technology, while it also attempts to raise relevant questions on issues of entitlement, humanity and empathy toward the migrant class. It will compete in the Live-Action Short Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards. Hussain Dalal (Margarita with a Straw, Judgementall hai Kya) plays a man who works from home and always orders in, while Sayani Gupta (Article 15, Four More Shots Please!) is a pizza delivery girl. One day Dalal’s character wakes up to find himself trapped by an exasperated Gupta. “I observe human behaviour and love telling stories about the human spirit.
This world needs kindness and my films are a reminder to not get lost into technology. I make films with little funding from family and friends, everyone comes together with loads of love and passion,” said director Keith Gomes in a statement. “My experience on Shameless was fantastic and now we are submitting to the Oscars, it’s a wow! Keith is wonderful as a director and very gentle with his actors and crew. Hussain, of course, is a great friend, and it was a ball working with him. We have a silent communication and understanding when it comes to improvisations,” said Gupta. Recently, Nivin Pauly’s Jallikattu was unanimously chosen from 27 entries across Hindi, Odia, Marathi, and other languages for the International Feature Film category.