Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has released the trailer of the multiple-award winning short film ‘Listener’, directed by Tarun Dudeja and produced by Sanjeev Kumar Nair. Starring Kumud Mishra, Yusuf Hussain, Shivani Tanksale and Shashank Arora, the short showcases the story of a father who has a knack for telling stories to his daughter and is hired as an hourly paid listener.
What makes ‘Listener’ interesting is the fact that everyone needs to be heard, everyone needs an empathetic ear, be it an old man who discusses about his family, a lady sharing her road trip experience or a man who shares about his relationship coming to an end. As a matter of fact, even the protagonist in the film who is professionally a listener likes to talk and share stories with his daughter.
This short has been recognized and awarded at several platforms such as Hindustan times Kalaghodha arts film festival, 16th New York Indian Film Festival, 7th Jagran Film Festival, 8th Jaipur International Film Festival amongst others. Talking about the film, director Tarun Dudeja said, “I am proud to release ‘Listener’ on Barrel Select Large Short Films. It is a great platform and a creative outlet for filmmakers like us. I would like to thank them for the brilliant work that they are doing. I feel in today’s day and age everyone wishes to have a listener in their life and I believe that our viewers will be able to relate to this film a lot.”
You can watch the trailer here: