Clinton (Prithviraj Das Gupta) India

Prithviraj Das Gupta
India. 2021. 28 min

On one winter Sunday, all the students of a boarding school in Kalimpong, go for a school outing. Clinton has to stay back along with the other punished students because he is too embarrassed to admit that he has no pocket money. He hasn’t eaten anything since morning and he is hungry. He goes to the canteen and asks for half a plate of momos. But the canteen owner refuses to give him food since his father hasn’t paid the dues for the last six months. Clinton tries all possible ways to get something to eat, but he fails and feels helpless.
At that point, Roxy, the class bully, tries to take advantage of the situation and threatens Clinton to give his hard earned cricket champion trophy. Clinton refuses as his love for the trophy is immense, but Roxy won’t stop tormenting him. Eventually, Clinton reaches his tipping point and fights back and escapes. Although he manages to escape, his hunger has grown and become unbearable. This is when he meets Dichen Palden, the new girl.


Prithviraj Das Gupta is an Indian filmmaker. A graduate from Delhi University, he was instrumental in setting up the film making society, ‘First Cut’ in the campus. He started making documentaries when he associated with India Tribal Care operating in Northeast India. His films delve into the socio-economic tapestry of the Indian life.
“GREEN BLACKBERRIES” is his first mid length feature film as a director and writer. The film has been named in the list of the best children’s films of 2020 by Kidz Cinema, helmed by UNESCO and was showcased at Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) and 51st International Film Festival of India in Indian Panorama Section. It won the special mention award at Art House Asia 2021. The film has been acquired by the popular American Media company Soleil Space.
He has made 6 short films, 2 feature films and directed several digital films and branded content for clients like Star Sports, Sterling Holidays, ICICI Bank, Ceat Tyres, TVS, 99 Pancakes. He has also produced Promotional films & trailers for OTTs like Docubay, Zee-5, Epic On, Amazon Prime, Jio Studios, Hotstar.