At Civic Studios, we develop and fund long form entertainment that is engaging and empowering. Our formats vary across films, web series, and docuseries. We are building a global community of like-minded creators and storytellers seeking to create social impact through media.
Our Production Process
VAKEEL BABU : SHORT FILM
A young lawyer, distracted with chasing success through his digital video channel, is approached online by an anonymous female victim with a powerful abuser. Will he do justice to the challenge?
Our short film ‘Vakeel Babu’ traces the journey of Shiraz Hassan as he rediscovers his purpose in the justice system. It stars Abhishek Banerjee (Mirzapur, Paatal Lok, Stree and more) in the titular role, and is directed by Sumit Purohit (writer of Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story).
SCHIRKOA: ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
In a sophisticated, near perfect society ‘Schirkoa’, where citizens live with paper bags on their heads to dissolve differences, nomadic free thinkers are banished to live as refugees in a separate state, Konthaqa. A fresh council member, bag-head number 197A, accidentally sparks a revolution in Schirkoa, stranded between the epitome of perfect and imperfect societies, bondage and freedom.
Schirkoa is directed by Ishan Shukla, produced by Red Cigarette Media, Dissidenz Films (France), co-produced by Rapid Eye Movies (Germany), and executive produced by Civic Studios. The short film under the same title won over 40 international awards, including qualifying for the 2017 Oscars.
Releasing by 2023
the Indian feminist movement: Fiction Series
‘A timeless saga on women’s fight for freedom, love, and justice. The story will unpack the harsh truths of frayed family ties, domestic abuse, and patriarchy in an Indian middle class context. But we will go beyond to ask how the past of the gender rights movement of India can help us respond to these lived experiences of the present, and build a stronger future.