Nishad Chaughule, 26 a youngster from Pune wins a Student Oscar for his short film ‘Border Patrol.’

Nishad Chaughule, 26 a youngster from Pune wins an  Oscar for his short film ‘Border Patrol.’  Nishad produced the film as a part of his coursework when he was a Masters filmmaking student at the Northern Film School in Leeds, UK.
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The film has won an award at the 41st Student Academy Awards (student Oscars) in the ‘Best Foreign Film’ category organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, California, USA. The film will be competing for the gold, silver and bronze medals at the award ceremony, which will be held at the DGA (Director’s Guild of America) theatre on the 7th of June in Hollywood, LA. The film will be competing against “Nocebo’ from the University of Television and Film, Munich, Germany and ‘Paris on the water’ from Tel Aviv University, Israel. 
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Border Patrol is a short film of about 15 minutes in German language and has been shot on location in Germany. It is a black comedy about 2 German Border Force cops who discover a dead body in the woods on the Austrian border who decide to hang up the body on the Austrian side to avoid all the hassles and paperwork as they don’t want to miss the big football game between Germany and Austria later that evening.
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The film is already doing well elsewhere in the world bagging a number of awards including the Outstanding International film at the Beijing film and video festival last year and the Best film at the Royal Television Society awards, London, UK last week .The film has also been screened at many prestigious film festivals like Camerimage, in Poland last year and will have its debut in international competition in Tokyo at the Short shorts international film festival in mid June. Besides this the film has bagged many smaller awards and has been shown at around 25 film festivals around the world in countries like Germany, UK, Romania, France, China, Japan, Uruguay, USA, Italy, etc.
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Nishad said “ I am delighted at the accolades the film is receiving and really happy that the hard work is paying is paying off.  I never expected that the film will win at the Oscars and I am excited what  this will bring to my career. This success equally belongs to the entire crew of Border Patrol especially my friend and director Peter Baumann. I would like to thank the Northern Film School for having faith in the idea and the crew. I would also like to thank my parents for allowing me to choose an alternative career path and follow my dreams.”

Nishad is currently working on short films and media jobs mainly in the UK and Europe and would definitely like to make a film in Bollywood in the near future. But he said,  “As of now I can’t wait to go to LA, USA to attend the award ceremony and to meet filmmakers and legends at the Academy and from all over the world and mainly to meet and celebrate the success with the crew of Border Patrol.”
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Border Patrol 

What do you do with a body in the woods, and only minutes before the 
big game? 

Carl and Franz are all ready to gett off work and go and watch the big match 

against Austria when they make an unwelcome discovery. So, deal 

with it, or make it someone else’s problem? 


Carl, a young eager border cop is anxious to finish work so he can watch the 
big football match against Austria. Getting annoyed with his partner, Franz 
(who’s nearing retirement and likes to take his time), his plans are thwarted by 
the discovery of a suicide victim in the woods just near the Austrian border. 
The wily Franz realises this an opportunity for a bit of fun with his younger 
colleague, and sets about instructing him in making the body the Austrians’ 
problem. It all seems to work out well, except maybe the Austrians have seen 
this body before. 


Carl and Franz are two border Police working on the Austrian/German border 
in Germany. Carl is desperate to get home and watch the big game against 
Austria, but Franz, the old man of the two, is more interested in spying on the 
local housewives. However, after a brief brush with a speeding Austrian 
border Police car, they come across an old woman who points them to a 
suicide victim, hanging from a tree in the woods. Now it looks like Carl’s plan 
of getting home for the football is ruined, but Franz makes a suggestion. Why 
not take him down and hang him back up across the border and let the 
Austrians deal with him? It doesn’t go down well with the rookie Carl, but they 
carry out thier plan and after much difficulty, leave the dead man hanging from 
an Austrian tree. They drive off with glee, Carl to watch his football, and Franz 
just pleased with himself at having got the better of his younger colleague. 
But then the Austrian border Police are faced with a body in the woods... only, 
they thought they’d got rid of him once already! 


BORDER PATROL is the creation of writer/director Peter Baumann, a German 
filmmaker pursuing stories that make for great entertainment while never 
losing a dark undertone and high production values.Following the exploits of 
two German border cops on the boundary with Austria, it plays on the power 
relationship between the young Carl and the older, worldy-wise Franz, as well 
as packing a comic punch and a strong dose of the macabre. An ensemble 
piece, Peter worked with fellow filmmakers Nishad Chaugule and Simon 
Bolton-Gabrielsen (producers), and in close collaboration with American 
cinematographer, Justin Litton, to create a story that is sharp, intelligent, 
funny and represents a striking and original work of short cinema. 

Karl Leo Reisinger 
Franz Wolfgang Fischer 
Frau Bauermeister Ulla Geiger 
Schorschi Seppi Scholler 
Josef Till Butterbach 
Biggy Margrett Dyett 
Border Guard Herr Aschenloher 
Director Peter Baumann 
Writer Peter Baumann 
Producer Nishad Chaughule 
Co-producer Simon Bolton-Gabrielsen 
Cinematographer Justin Litton 
Editor James Gover 
Production Designer Sarah Bousted 
Art Director Bohdan Wozniak 
Production Manager Florian Dassler 
Editor James Gover 
1st AD Christian Herzer 
2nd AD Till Butterbach 
Location Manager Anna Kloeble 
Key Grip John Crabtree 
Sound Recordist Björn Mehrholz 
1st AC Cristina Cretu 
2nd AC Aidan Brooks 
Hair & Makeup Brenda Huld 
Production Assistant / Set Photographer Oliver Roberts 
Production Assistant / Driver Dennis Forster 
Sound Designer 
Colourist Justin Litton 
Betsy Rayvenn Allen Becky Beetz 
Thomas Beetz Stephen Gaetke 
Michael Gallimore Greg Harpold 
Julian Jaeger Andreas Jaensch 
Linda Karlsson Brenda Lilly 
Elsie Litton Miriam Schimka 
Laurenz Simbruner Ugur Yildirim 


Christian & Inger Gabrielsen 
Sascha Schwartz 
ONSIGHT, Shepperton Studios 
The Family Schwaab and everyone at Gasthof Jachenau 
Kaspar Danner Ferienbauernhof, Jachenau 
Rosemarie Fischer , Gästeinformation Jachenau 
Verkehrsamt Jachenau 


Nishad Chaughule 

DOB - 16/06/1987 


Graduated with 2:1 in MA film making from the Northern Film School, Leeds Metropolitan 
university in July 2013. I specialise in creative producing and have had the experience of working 
in a film production company for 2 years. Also, I have produced and directed films for competitions 
and personal expression which have been screened in film festivals across the globe. I am looking 
for a job to which enables me to produce content and collaborate with people from backgrounds. I 
am a keen observer and love to learn new things all the time. I am a friendly, warm and an 
approachable person. Currently I am working on producing 2 short fiction films and working as an 
assistant producer on a feature film. and My ultimate goal is finding full time work in video and 
digital production in television, podcasts and feature films. 


Effective communication skills. 
Organizational skills. 
Ability to work individually and in a team. 
Leadership qualities 
Multi tasking abilities. 
IT skills ( Proficient in Microsoft office including word, excel and powerpoint, Final cut pro 7, 
Audacity, Movie Magic budgeting and scheduling and Celtx) 
Proficient in 4 languages - English, Spanish, Hindi and Marathi. 


Before the boat – under production (short, Irish, 20 minutes, 2014) ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 
Mamatrix – under production (short, English and Norwegian, 11 minutes, 2014) PRODUCER 
Chocolate Boxes (short, English, 10 minutes, 2013) PRODUCTION MANAGER 
Make me Louder (short documentary, 30 minutes, English 2013) DIRECTOR 
Each Other (short, 18 minutes, English, 2013) PRODUCER 
Border Patrol (short, 15 minutes, German, 2013) PRODUCER 
Come Back (short, 10 minutes, English, 2012) PRODUCER 
Toothbrush (short, 9 minutes, English, 2012) PRODUCER 
What is a producer? (short, 10 minutes, English, 2011) WRITER 
Floor 3 (short, 7 minutes, English, 2012) ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 
O Shopland (short documentary, 10 minutes, English, 2011) PRODUCTION ASSISTANT 
Mars II (short, 17 minutes, English, 2011) RUNNER 
Swap (short, 22 minutes, Hindi, 2010) PRODUCTION ASSISTANT 
Manatlya Manat (feature, 91 minutes, Marathi, 2009) RUNNER 

(A copy of these works is available on request) 


Worked as a volunteer in the Art of Living which is a NGO (non government organisation) 
teaching History to under privileged school children from May 2010 to June 2011 in India. 


MA in film making specialising 
in creative producing

Bachelors in Business Administration 
specialising in advertising and 

Diploma in Spanish

Higher secondary school

Northern Film school, September 2011 - 
Leeds Metropolitan University, March 2013 

Pune university, July 2008 


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