About The Good News
Runtime: 10 minutes
Set against the conflict-driven valley of Kashmir, the lives of two friends tragically intertwine over conflict and identity. The short is based on the recent minority attacks in Kashmir showcasing the fact that terrorism has no face or religion to it.
Cast: Salonie Patel, Gauri Batra
Director: Danish Renzu
Danish Renzu is a Kashmir-born film director, whose work, direction, and writing have received critical acclaim, whilst his work in drama specifically has earned him an official selection at various film festivals and recognition in press and media. Danish Renzu grew up in the conflict-driven valley of Kashmir where he lived through frequent bombings, shutdowns, and abuse of human rights. He realized early in life that a true solution lies in investing our energies toward personal development, education, and community growth. A graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, he came to America all by himself at a very young age to pursue his dreams. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. His work in direction and writing has received critical acclaim, whilst his work in drama specifically has earned him official selection in various film festivals and recognition in press and media. A graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, Danish was born in Kashmir, India. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering degree at UCLA and UCLA Writers’ Program certification in Screenwriting. His first independent feature film Half Widow (2017), received recognition receiving praise and raving reviews on various platforms all over the world. His second feature film The Illegal (2019), starring Academy winning ‘Life of Pi’ star Suraj Sharma as the lead, premiered at Austin Film Festival where it was nominated for ‘Best Feature in Narrative Section’ and won ‘Jury Award’ at Mumbai International Film Festival in 2019.