Mumbai: Supari Studios announced that its documentary series ‘Doppelgangers’ won a Blue Elephant in the Digital Marketing category at the Kyoorius Creative Awards 2018.
‘Doppelgangers’ is a documentary series for Red Bull directed by Akshat Gupt. The series puts two sports that seem very contrasting in nature and juxtaposed the two with each other. The series takes a Red Bull athlete, who is an expert at a global sport, and makes them explore its Indian counterpart. Through the course of the series, viewers not only explored certain similarities and understood the complexities and uniqueness of each sport but also learnt the sacrifices and passions of the athletes themselves.
Akshat Gupt, Director of the series and founder of Supari Studios said, ‘Doppelgangers’ means an apparition or double of a living person and that is exactly what this series is about. The aim was to explore the duality and similarities between two athletes who are practicing visually or conceptually similar disciplines. We let the characters narrative drive the film. In order to drive home the similarities we used match cuts and split screen techniques often. It was a deliberate attempt to keep the pace of the film slow so the audience could really sink in the stories about the athletes and their lives. We used a camera rig that allowed us to follow the athletes continuously and seamlessly so that the audience could relive the moments of the athletes. In order to feel less intrusive we used a combination of body rigs, drones and unique camera set ups so that we could get dynamic footage of the sport and give an interesting point of view to the audience.”