Mojo Productions Private Limited
MPPL is an upstart media company co-founded by Joy B Ganguly (former founder and director of Moxie Group) that has over 75 years of experience in its personnel. It has an established team that has proved itself as a niche player of small budget, independent films in the Indian/regional bengali market. It intends to expand into the motion picture business with small-budget Hindi/English films having a budget of INR 30 million-INR 50 million, and regional (Bengali) films with budgets not exceeding INR 20 million. These films will be at the core of MPPL’s motion picture business are aimed at urban Indian/regional and an international crossover audience.
In the Company’s view of the industry, these films have a better success rate than mega-films, which can have disastrous financial consequences if they do not fare well at the box-office. MPPL has the capability and core strengths to produce such films. The team’s such capability has been successfully demonstrated through releases such as “The Bong Connection” (English/Bengali 2007), “Via Darjeeling” (Hindi-2008), “Brakefail” (Bengali - 2009), “033” (Bengali) & “Shukno Lonka” (Bengali - 2010) , “Bhooter Bhobishyot” (Bengali - 2012) and “Maach, Mishti ‘n More” (English/Bengali) – slated for a January 2013 release and the yet released “BBD” (Hindi).
In addition to English/Hindi films (target: one release per year), MPPL will produce small-budget regional films in Bengali (target: five-six releases in the next 24 months). It has also decided to get into the emerging Bengali Television market in the general entertainment section by providing new age dynamic and clutter breaking content essentially in the non-fiction area.
MPPL’s has also started building the “SATYA STUDIO PARK” - a studio with built-up in land area of 3 acres located within Calcutta’s vicinity. A complete state of the art Film and Television shooting complex, complete with 8 studio floors ranging from 10,000 sq.ft to 4000 sq.ft in area in the heart of Kolkata in Phase 1. Phase 2 additions will also include post production facilities, residential and other equipment rental services.
MPPL has built up a significant network base in the area of film distribution with relationships with home video and music companies (such as Moser Baer, BIG, Saregama and Sony-BMG), theatre and multiplex operators (PVR, Inox, Cinemax, BIG and Fame), television broadcasters (Star, Zee Network, Sony 8, Colors, Imagine TV and ETV), DTH operators (BIG, Airtel, Tata Sky and Dish TV), and providers of online and mobile downloads (Onmobile, Hungama and Accord Digital). In addition they have partnered in co-productions with big studios such as Imagine Film Company, Mumbai Mantra Media Ltd (A Mahindra & Mahindra Venture, NFDC, Reliance Entertainments, Sahara Screen etc.
Joy B Ganguly, Executive Director
Joy B Ganguly (30 years) embarked on a journey that led him to producing role in the making of the landmark, Bengali film “The Bong Connection”. After completing his Bachelor’s degree from the US he has gained experience in several private multinational companies before returning to India in 2005. He was the cofounder & executive Director of Moxie Group and co-produced several TV series and several feature films till date including “The Bong Connection”, “ Via Darjeeling”, “Brakefail”, “Shukno Lanka”, “033”, “Shukno Lonka”, Bhooter Bhobishyot”, “Maach, Mishti & More” and the yet unreleased “BBD”. His passion for the media and his driving spirit to make a difference in this industry will help us in this project immensely.