BadBoo: An Olfactory Sense (2018)

“BadBoo: An Olfactory Offense” is a humorous take on a couple of aspects of the sensory experience of India, particularly olfactory pollution and public urination. The film makes a lighthearted case for using public restrooms, keeping those restrooms clean... read more

Completed On: 19 Aug, 2018

Duration: 3 min 42 sec

Genres: Short

Country: India

Director: Jayshree Chander

Submitted By: BadBoo Film

BadBoo: An Olfactory Sense Poster
“BadBoo: An Olfactory Offense” is a humorous take on a couple of aspects of the sensory experience of India, particularly olfactory pollution and public urination. The film makes a lighthearted case for using public restrooms, keeping those restrooms clean and pleasant, avoiding unnecessary chemical pollution, and being grateful to those doing the work of keeping our environment clean.

Superhero JedEye JypsyJays is working out to ensure she is strong and prepared for when her next mission presents itself. Suddenly she is hit by a horrendous stench, and with that she finds her mission for the day.

JedEye JypsyJays finds some men urinating in a public space right outside some uncomfortably malodorous public restrooms. She immediately gets to work on her quest to make her city a cleaner and more pleasant place.
  • Key Cast
    Jaysi
  • Urinators
    John Samson
  • Urinators
    Manish Dharmani
  • Urinators
    Rahul Tiwari
  • Urinators
    Sangey Kyab
  • Urinators
    Vinayak Patwardhan
  • Urinators
    Harshal Khairnar
  • City Garbage Collector
    Baby Shinge
  • Camera
    Manish Dharmani
  • Original Music
    Elsa Hermida Perez on piano
  • Original Music
    Wendy Vizcaino Hermida on percussion
  • Original Music
    Pedro Ordoñez on bass guitar
  • Original Music
    Yissy Garcia on drum set
  • Original Music
    Jaysi on tabla
  • Concept and Script
    Jayshree Chander, MD, MPH
  • Razor Scooter
    Courtesy of Mandeep S. S. Gill
  • Film Type
    Short
  • Genres
    Comedy
  • Runtime
    3 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date
    19 Aug, 2018
  • Production Budget
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin
    India
  • Country of Filming
    India
  • Film Language
    English, Hindi
  • Shooting Format
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    Yes

Indus Valley International Film Festival
India
New Delhi
04/01/2020

World Film Carnival - Singapore
Singapore
03/30/2020
Winner - Category: Trailer/Teaser

Druk International Film Festival
Bhutan
Paro
03/25/2020
Winner - Category: Trailer/Teaser

South Asian Short Film Festival
India
Kolkata
03/22/2020

Open Window International Film Challenge
India
Kolkata
03/07/2020

Eurasia International Film Festival
Russia
Moscow
02/29/2020
Best Web Episode - Category: Short, Web Episode

L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival
India
Kolkata
02/29/2020
Winner - Category: Trailer/Teaser

Tagore International Film Festival
India
Birbhum
02/29/2020
Winner - Category: Trailer/Teaser

Virgin Spring Cinefest
India
Kolkata
01/28/2020
Winner (Silver) - Category: Silent Film

Vindhya International Film Festival Madhya Pradesh
India
Sidhi
12/21/2019

Model N Movie International Short Film Festival
India
Howrah
12/11/2019
Golden Award for Good Work

FIRST FRIDAY FILM FESTIVAL - KC
United States
Kansas City

Director's Biography

I was born in India and grew up in the USA. I am a practicing physician by profession, a performing artist by obsession, an incidental writer, and a yogini by nature. While I am board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, as well as Family and Community Medicine, and have a graduate degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Environmental Health Sciences, I specialize in listening, kindness, and humor.

Whenever I visit India, I cannot help but notice the intense variety of sensory stimuli in everyday life - visual, auditory, thermal, and olfactory. I decided to make this film because I was seeing advertisements for chemical air fresheners that were sending a message that Indians should feel ashamed of smells associated with traditional activities, such as the fragrance of frying spices, or the aroma of incense, and instead should try to mask those scents with chemical air fresheners. This film is a gentle slam against the culture shaming by these chemical air freshener ads, as well as a clear request to men to urinate in the privacy of a restroom, with a nod to the laborers who clean the streets of India.

1 Reviews
  • very interesting,keep it up

    05 Jun, 2020

    Dennis Gayi
    Response from Project Creater:

    Thanks Dennis! :)

    07 Jun, 2020
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