UDK | Liam Mays
More than 15 students, most of whom are from the University of Kansas, came together to create a feature film named “Ego” about a private investigator, a married couple and a successful internet blogger whose lives intertwine after their narcissism and self-pride get in the way of their lives.
Junior film and media studies major Ishan Parikh wrote, directed and co-edited the film. The preproduction and part of the production phases were done as an independent study through the film department, but Parikh said it was entirely funded by him.
“This movie is an allegory for the whole philosophy on our ego,” Parikh said.
Parikh entered the film into several festivals and got into two, including the Lift-Off Film Festival and the First Friday Film Festival. The film will officially release on YouTube on Nov. 15 and will have a screening the same day at 7:30 p.m. in Budig Hall.
Parikh said he’s had the idea for this film since high school but wasn’t able to make it until more recently because it requires a lot of crew and has a lot of characters. Early in the filmmaking process he asked junior film and media studies major Matthew Johnstone to help out. Read more