Despite the Gods  
Welcome to India! Home of the world’s largest movie industry, where mere mortal film stars are worshiped with the same fervor as timeless Indian Gods; and the new buzzword ‘co-production’ looms on the lips of Indian financiers keen to form a Bollywood-Hollywood alliance.

Hollywood’s prodigal daughter, Jennifer Lynch, travels to India to direct Hisss: a creature-feature film about the vengeful snake Goddess Nagin. But things go wrong very quickly. Perhaps there is a good reason why Hollywood and Bollywood have never blended like this before…

The more they plan, the more the Gods laugh. The more they try to lock things down, the more they seem to shift; locations, cast, scripts are constantly rotated, re-invented and improvised depending on what the Indian day brings. A cyclone, strikes and superstitious crew don’t do much to help. All differences, apparent and invisible, personal and professional are brought to the surface.

With uncensored candour, Lynch can only cheerlead and watch with part hope, part despair as her beloved Hisss strays further and further away from her original vision.  Surrounded by a team of truly wonderful Indian crew, her twelve-year-old daughter, and a cast of Bollywood stars, she does her best to stay sane and guide the production through a minefield of disasters.

Lynch is well known for making bold, if not ill-fated, choices in her filmmaking career. But nothing could prepare her for the unmapped territory of Bollywood-Hollywood movie making, where chaos is the process and filmmaking doubles as a crash course in acceptance and self-realization. 

Despite the Gods tells the untold tale of Jennifer Lynch's Bollywood odyssey.

Cast & Crew 
Director: Penny Vozniak
Producer: Karina Astrup
Editor: Melanie Annan
Cinematographer: Penny Vozniak
Original Music: Jessica Chapnik-Kahn and Nadav Kahn
Sound Designer: Nathan Johnson
Colourist: Tamara Seeck
Online Editor: Nick King
Location Support: Split Image Pictures
Post Facility: Bridge Road Post 
Additional Editing: Penny Vozniak
Post Production Manager: Karina Astrup
Script Editor: Karin Altmann
Digital Restoration & Graphics: Nils Astrup
Key Art: Jeremy Saunders
Executive Producer: David Michaels
Executive Producer: Eric Wilkinson

Jennifer Lynch
Sydney Lynch
Mallika Sherawat
Govind Menon
Vikram Singh

Appearing in the film:
Madhu Ambat
Princess Lakshmi Bai
Brad Bryan
Connie Cadwell
Sunny Charles
Rajdeep Chaubey
Brian Demski
Yogesh Dixit (Yogi)
Jeff Doucette
Divya Dutta
David Greathouse
Parvez & Tabrez Khan
Shish Khan, Krishna
Robert Kurtzman
Jessica Jordan
Akhilesh Mishra
Guatham Mohan
Jim Robbins
Javed Rizvi
Sujit Sen
Nandita Sahu
Payall Saluja
Raman Trikha
Melanie Tooker
Ud Udayan

And the entire cast and crew of Hisss 

  Producer: House of Gary Pty Ltd

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