Some Surrey-based filmmakers are looking for votes in the latest round of the Telus-backed Storyhive contest.
Voting began Monday (Feb. 5) and continues until Friday (Feb. 9), according to producer Sumeet Kumar.
Last fall, Lux-Me, a sci-fi romantic comedy, earned project lead Bhaveek Makan and collaborators a $10,000 grant to produce a web-series pilot, on the strength of a minute-long pitch video. Of 215 contest entries, Lux-Me was among 30 project finalists from B.C. and Alberta.
Along with Kumar, director/writer Makan is joined on the six-person creative team by his brother Jashan Makan, Pooja Patel, Kajal Jindal and Bhavesh Chauhan.
A 10-minute pilot of Lux-Me is among 30 posted to the storyhive.com website.
The video features the characters Aru and Noori, who both download a social dating app and get pulled into a world of augmented reality.
“Everything falls apart, when Aru begins to change his visible stats around different people, to feel accepted in different groups,” says a project description on the website.
Actors featured in the pilot include Praneet Akilla, Prabhjot Nijjar, Prashant Patel, Rami Kahlon, Arundeep Sandhu, Melvin Voon, Ashley Chodat and Wahid Ibn Reza.
Scenes were filmed at The Taphouse restaurant/bar in Guildford.