Filmmaker

Priya Ramasubban is a reputed filmmaker who has traveled the world for over fifteen years making films for National Geographic, Discovery, History Channel and other major international broadcasters. She is a storyteller at heart and has the ability to deal with complex subjects in a nuanced way allowing for textured interpretation. She has written and directed Lost Kings of Israel (National Geographic), Divine Delinquents (National Geographic), several episodes on the long-running series Digging for the Truth (History Channel), episodes on the series Into the Unknown (Discovery Channel), an episode on Monster Fish (National Geographic) and several others notable productions. Priya was one of the six people chosen from all over India as a part of a screenwriter’s lab organized by the National Film Development Corporation where she recieved an opportunity to evolve her story for Chuskit under the mentorship of award-winning Dutch writer Jolein Laarman.

Director of Photography

Arvind Kannabiran

A Parson's School of Design alum, Arvind Kannabiran has been working in the advertising and feature film industry for more than 25 years in both America and India. His feature film credits as a Director of Photography include 'NH10', 'Anarkali of Aarah', 'Manorama Six Feet Under', 'Loins of Punjab Presents' and 'My brother, Nikhil'.

Editor

Jabeen Merchant

Jabeen Merchant has been editing films for 23 years. Her well known work includes commercial releases like 'Manorama Six Feet Under', ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’, 'NH10' and 'Anaarkali of Aarah' as well as indies like 'The President Is Coming' and the National Award winning children's film 'Chhutkan ki Mahabharat'.

Sound Design

P.M. Satheesh

A graduate of the National Film & Television Institute, Satheesh has worked on numerous documentaries for BBC, National Geographic, etc. as well as several feature films including ‘Mangal Pandey’, ‘Fakir of Venice’, and ‘Baahubali’. Satheesh also won a National Award for Best Sound Design on ‘Kumar Talkies’.

Production Design

Aradhana Seth

Aradhana is a filmmaker, visual artist and designer. Her production design credits include 'Angry Indian Goddesses', 'Don', 'Easy', 'Earth' and 'Fire'. As an Art Director she has worked on 'London Has Fallen (India)', 'The Darjeeling Limited', 'The Bourne Supremacy' and 'Stiff Upper Lips (India)'. She has directed/produced over 18 documentary films including ‘DAM/AGE’ and ‘A Suitable Boy’ for the BBC with Arundhati Roy and Vikram Seth.

Cast List

Chuskit
Jigmet Dewa Lhamo
Dorje (Grandfather)
Morup Namgyal (Padma Shri)
Tsering (Mother)
Yanchen Dolma
Stobdan (Brother)
Padma Chospel
Sonam (Father)
SS Wangchuk
Norbu (Neighbour)
Tsetan Angchok
Angmo (Chuskit's friend)
Stanzin Ngidon
Deskit (Chuskit's friend)
Yanchen Dolma
Ahmad (Doctor)
Satyadeep Misra

Crew List

Written and Directed by
Priya Ramasubban
Produced by
Priya Ramasubban
Director of Photography
Arvind Kannabiran
Production Design
Aradhana Seth
Costume Design
Deepali Kosta Kabi
Editor
Jabeen Merchant
Background Score
Mathias Duplessy
Sound Design
Satheesh PM

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WRITTEN & DIRECTED BYPriya Ramasubban
CHUSKIT a KAAVYA FILMS production in association with WISHBERRY produced by KAAVYA FILMS PVT LTD / FILMSTOC PVT LTD / VICTORY MEDIA / BLUE WATERS MOTION PICTURES / LXL IDEAS / ROCKSTUD CAPITAL LLC / GOLDEN CINEMA / INDIVILLAGE RURAL BPO / AMBER DALAL / GESU KAUSHAL
JIGMET DEWA LHAMO | MORUP NAMGYAL | STANZIN IDGA | PADMA CHOSPHEL | YANGCHEN DOLMA | SONAM WANGCHOK | SATYADEEP MISRA casting TSETAN ANGCHOK music MATHIAS DUPLESSY costume designer DEEPALI KOSTA KABI editor JABEEN MERCHANT sound designer PM SATHEESH production designer ARADHANA SETH director of photography ARVIND KANNABIRAN producers NAMRATA GOYAL | A.V.T. SHANKARDASS | GULAB SINGH TANWAR | SYED SULTAN AHMED | ABHISHEK AGARWAL | HASSAN | RAVI MACHANI | AMBER DALAL
written, produced and directed by PRIYA RAMASUBBAN