Gurvinder Singh’s The Fourth Direction is scheduled to start shooting in mid-January, 2014 after securing support from French funding body CNC.

The film has secured funding of $135,000 (Euros100,000) from CNC’s World Cinema Support fund. Satya Nagpaul, who won best cinematography at India’s National Film Awards in 2011 for Singh’s Alms For The Blind Horse, has also boarded the film.  

Selected for Film Bazaar’s Co-production Market in 2012, The Fourth Direction is a co-production between France’s Catherine Dussart Productions, India’s National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Kartikeya Narayan Singh’s The Film Cafe and Sunil Doshi’s Handmade Films.

Based on two short stories by Punjabi writer Waryam Singh Sandhu, the film will be shot in Punjab with a host of local actors and non-actors.

The Fourth Direction is the second Indian film after The Lunchbox to receive funding from CNC’s World Cinema Support fund, established in 2012 to support international co-productions.

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