Three young people form a delicate friendship over a languorous summer in Bombay. Traversing class and landscape, the film follows their journey of discovery, love and loss.
After moving to the United States from India in 1994, Joseph relinquished his career in finance to pursue a covert dream of becoming a photographer. After freelancing as a photojournalist for AP’s Baltimore bureau, he took up feature-length documentary filmmaking.
He completed his first feature documentary, The Last Season: The Life and Demolition of Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium in 2003. The film follows the community’s reaction to the demolition of a local landmark.
His second film, Crossing Arizona, examines illegal immigration through the lives and actions of the people living along the Arizona–Sonora border. After its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006, the film went on to win numerous awards and has been commissioned for television around the world.
For the past few two years, Joseph has been living between New York city and Mumbai. Bombay Summer is his first narrative feature film.
Beautiful film. Restrained rich cinematography, heartfelt performances and a universal story. If you're in the mood for slumdogs and millionaires or gritty portrayals of the underbelly of India, this may not be for you. But truthfully, you're the one missing out. Congrats Joseph and your cast and crew. Watch it!