City of Lakes: A Wedding Concept Film

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 during 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.The filmmakers hope this film helps them cherish that dream in ways beyond traditional videography. Thank you 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. The final question they 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