Prashanth Kamalakanthan


“Man is not complete; he is yet to be.  In what he is he is small, and if we could conceive him stopping there for eternity we should have an idea of the most awful hell.”

(Tagore, 1913)

“The kind of pandemic movie of which every filmmaker dreams… a loaded water pistol aimed at the messier surfaces of modern cohabitation.”

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New Strains (2023)

Feature Film
Role: Co-Writer/Director, Editor, D.P.

Special Jury Award, Tiger Competition, International Film Festival Rotterdam
Tribeca Creators Market
Best Narrative Feature, Honorable Mention, Tasveer Film Festival
Showcase Screening, First Look Festival
Official Selection, SXSW Sydney
Official Selection, Buffalo International Film Festival
Official Selection, New Hampshire Film Festival
Official Selection, San Diego Asian Film Festival
Official Selection, Underdox International Film Festival

As a mysterious new variant of an unnamed pandemic emerges, a squabbling couple in lockdown starts acting like children.

As profiled in Filmmaker Magazine and Variety.