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Format: Short film

Producer & Director: Leela Varghese

Editor: Pip Hart

Year: 2018

Created for Tropfest 2019, Crush is the story of Lizzy, who’s obsessed with novelty candles. But the truth is her “burning” desire isn’t just for candles, it’s for the girl selling them. The story follows her as the question remains: will she work up the courage to ask her out or will she just buy out the whole store?

Crush won three awards at Tropfest – Best Editing for myself, Best Actor for lead Shabana Azeez and Best Screenplay for Leela Varghese. 


Winner of Best Editing at Tropfest 2019

Winner of Best Lead Actress at Tropfest 2019

Winner of Best Screenplay at Tropfest 2019

Finalist for Tropfest 2019

Official Selection for West End Film Festival 2019

Special Mention at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2019


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