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No Visa? No Problem! Hollywood Filmmaker Directs Film Over Skype

Randy Kent, a Hollywood-based filmmaker has directed Kannada film Road King over Skype, following visa troubles.

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Randy Kent directs Mateen Hussain over Skype (Courtesy: Facebook/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/894547303914873/photos/pb.894547303914873.-2207520000.1441752345./896741763695427/?type=1&amp;theater"> Road King</a>)

Randy Kent, a Hollywood-based director, had agreed to direct the Kannada film Road King. The film starred his friend and actor Mateen Hussain, and the latter had convinced him to get on board.

In his attempt to get to India however, he hit a road block. He couldn’t get a visa but Mateen had an idea; he suggested they do it over Skype. Not one to be easily deterred, Randy Kent agreed. Road King is the first ever Indian film with a Hollywood director that has been directed over Skype.

Randy Kent directs <i>Road King </i>over Skype, after being denied a visa to travel to&nbsp;India. (Image coutesy: Facebook/ <a href="https://www.facebook.com/894547303914873/photos/a.896115963758007.1073741827.894547303914873/896115857091351/?type=1&amp;theater">Road King</a>)
Randy Kent directs Road King over Skype, after being denied a visa to travel to India. (Image coutesy: Facebook/ Road King)
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Given that Road King was a low budget film, Skype solved another problem; it helped keep costs low. An “adventurous filmmaker,” Randy Kent was up for the unusual challenge.

Randy Kent in conversation with his crew, over Skype (Courtesy: Facebook/ <a href="https://www.facebook.com/894547303914873/photos/pb.894547303914873.-2207520000.1441752345./896741847028752/?type=1&amp;theater">Road King</a>)
Randy Kent in conversation with his crew, over Skype (Courtesy: Facebook/ Road King)
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The making of <i>Road King</i>, the film which producers are pitching as the first Indian movie to be directed over Skype by a Hollywood director. (Courtesy: Facebook/ <a href="https://www.facebook.com/894547303914873/photos/pb.894547303914873.-2207520000.1441752345./896122453757358/?type=1&amp;theater">Road King</a>)
The making of Road King, the film which producers are pitching as the first Indian movie to be directed over Skype by a Hollywood director. (Courtesy: Facebook/ Road King)

Randy is an adventurous film-maker. When I broached the idea, he did not think twice. We even took the laptop to locations to show spots to Randy and finalise things.
— Mateen Hussain, Actor, Road King

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