Award-winning filmmaker, Amit R Agarwal, is the founder & COO of Popcorn Flicks. He is the winner of
- Karamveer Chakra Award 2021 instituted by iCONGO in partnership with the United Nations
- Lord Baden-Powell National Award 2020
Popcorn Flicks adapts James Cameron's now famous take on film-making. We are India's only production-house that has made films across budgets, formats, genre; from guerrilla feature films to conventional feature films & filmed content.
Agarwal has been invited as Guest of Honor to Producers' Network, Marche du Film ONLINE 2020, Cannes Film Festival.
Agarwal innovated the concept of 'smart filmmaking' as technology has made everybody a filmmaker. This innovation led to the origins and founding of Popcorn Flicks, idea being, filmed content should be a blend of creativity, commercial viability, entertainment and salability; this led us to create path-breaking unconventional content since 2007.
Our feature films, shows, webseries drew varied degree of international applause & fame. Our films & filmed content screened at cinemas (including the legendary, Village East Cinemas, New York), Roku Channels and OTT's worldwide to an audience spanning countries and continents illustrated in the Pie chart (top-12 countries till September 2021) with an audience size of around one billion.
Covid-19 pandemic made Agarwal introspect and retrospect. He realized the power of cinema to bring a positive change to the society. This thought, made Popcorn Flicks launch Cinema For Cause vertical. The Impact-Mission films made are
- CovidGo - World's 1st covid vaccine film featuring real-life doctors
- Honey Kapoor Origins - World's 1st Remote Filmed Hybrid feature film, also, Asia-Africa's 1st Mental Health Awareness feature film. Now "Honey Kapoor" film franchise.
The impact and success of these films is: while Covidgo motivated many people worldwide (people from UK & Australia wrote that they were motivated to take covid-vaccine); Honey Kapoor Origins motivated many to seek experts to sort mental health issues. Right now we are working on Honey Kapoor YoLo and Parenting.
Popcorn Flicks works under two verticals, a non-commercial vertical Cinema For Cause and a commercial vertical. 69 Opposites Attract made under the latter, together with Amit R Agarwal, are part of Doctoral Thesis approved by UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
Our unconventional experimentation in films and filmed content extends from screenwriting to film-shoot and distribution. Virgin... Mira premiered on the sidelines of Cannes Film Festival 2011 on 11.05.11 to a select audience garnering overwhelming response. Virgin.. Mira, was India's 1st feature film to be shot on Full HD Handycam, screened on regular cinema-screens.
In 2010, we made Indian Film Industry independent in essence with 69 Opposites Attract, India's first feature film to release exclusively ONLINE on various platforms including rajshri.com (digital platform of one of the biggest film studios & film producers in India) and US based, openfilm.com. With it's narrative style akin to Michael Moore's, Sicko; 69 Opposites Attract won laurels and gained 'cult' status worldwide. It is world's first feature film to be rebooted as webseries, launched at the core of a film festival in November 2016 by Hollywood star - Dominique Swain. The reboot, 69 Opposites Attract is the Longest Running Webseries In The World, with the Prelude and 1000 seasons, running for 103 years - 2018-2020-2121. Each season has 15 episodes; while the prelude has 33 episodes, streaming from December 24, 2018, it has already clicked 50 million views on Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and other social media platforms. Season 1 launched on December 24, 2020 and Season 2 on April 24, 2021 on various OTT's worldwide on TVOD, pay-per-view model.
Popcorn Flicks is currently developing and setting-up feature films & varied filmed content, with film studios as well as independent producers. As stated, we have made filmed content across genre and formats, feature films, television serials, webseries, magazine formats, fashion films, music videos, TVC's, AV's, corporate films, ad-films, commercials, model profiles.