I'm Muralidhar and I have been living in Hampi with my family for over 20 years. I'm always happy to meet new people and welcome guests to our family home/guest house.
I HAVE 2 PROJECTS I CURRENTLY NEED HELP WITH:
1ST IS MY FILM PROJECT
I am a movie maker, having previously worked as an assistant movie director in the Tollywood industry, and I'm in the process of planning my future crowdfunding film which will be shot in Hampi and the surrounding areas, a five year long dream of mine.
The aim of my project is to collaborate with many different people from around the world. I want us to work together, share knowledge and create a beautiful piece of art.
Hampi is the perfect place for everyone to meet as it is a popular destination for travelers which is the reason I selected it as the location. The script is a very simple, relatable story shoot in and around Hampi.
More information about the project will be available shortly.
2ND IS MY HOME STAYS
Our home is open to guests with a variety of rooms on offer, and we are one of the few guest houses in my village.
We are a very laid back family, but also take pleasure in offering a great service to our guests.
Please let me know in your email which project you would like to be involved in.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
For my film project I want to share my knowledge and learn from other film industry professionals. Contributing would involve working together on creating a future project that is already in the preproduction stage. I’m open to both big and small ideas so any level of experience would be appreciated.
We love to meet new people every day and learn from each other through the sharing of movie making skills. To share is to learn and in learning, we come to care greatly about ourselves and other people. We truly believe that we are all just students of the world and its people.
You will stay with me and my family as a member of it, sharing time with us or enjoy beautiful Hampi and learn about the Indian culture like a local.
I am a very friendly and sociable person and enjoy spending time with the people who come to stay with me. If you would like to, we can spend time together outside of the expected working hours if I have time to do so, as I love to share Hampi with my guests.
FOR THE FILM PROJECT
The work will mainly be based on collecting experience to share movie technical knowledge. This is a project where we will work together with many different nationalities from various countries around the world, so you will make connections with film professionals for your future career and provide a great platform for networking.
The project and help I need is varied and will change depending on the time you join currently, I am looking for.
To redo my current website for my production company and to create a new site for my upcoming film.
SHOOTING SHORT VIDEOS:
Making 1 minute promotion videos. Here in Hampi or from your own country or anywhere else you may be. You can make videos with yourself, your friends and family and any other people you meet. This is how we promote our project and spread the word.
Many video examples are available on our Film Production YouTube channel where we post every day, so go have a look.
The concept of the short videos are:
1. Introduction of the person, where they are from and what they are doing, their profession.
2. Their thoughts and/or contribution to the film project, once they get to know about it.
3. What they love about their own country.
4. Our signature last 3 lines "My name is _____. I am from _____, and I Love My Country!"
I would like us to be able to learn from each other and therefore the nature of this work is less rigid and structured and more about sharing ideas and knowledge. With this project, I am open to working only during specified hours, but I am also open to having more flexible working hours because of the nature of the work.
If you are interested and think that there is anything that you can contribute to the project, please come and join us, work together as a volunteer and be a part of this film project.
The shooting time of the film is scheduled to be in October 2020.
FOR MY HOME STAYS
I have several home stay properties around Hampi area.
Am currently looking for someone long term 2-3 months to help with my home stay so if your interested please let me know!
Areas I need help with:
1. ONLINE BOOKING:
Managing my online bookings and help improve my online presence to promote my home stay.
2. ARTIST AND INTERIOR DESIGNER:
Decorating, unique art pieces, any ideas are welcome.
Help improve home stay by giving ideas and advice I can learn from while you can enjoy a local Indian experience.
Prepare the rooms before check-in and clean rooms after check out, clean the rooms each day and other general maintenance jobs.
PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING
1. Please like and follow our film project pages on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to learn about the project and keep updated prior to your arrival.
2. Once you arrive please send an invitation to our Facebook page to all your friends, this really is a worldwide project and we want to spread the word as much as possible, so this little thing would really help us.
1. You will be staying in one of my home stays during your stay so please be flexible and respectful as you will be sharing space with paying guest. This is my livelihood so please accept if I have to move you around during your stay.
2. Please turn off tabs, fans and lights when not in use and leaving the house and keep everything nice and tidy thank you.
Depending on the season, you will either have your own room during low season or shared accommodation during high season when I have full bookings, please be flexible and adjust accordingly.
Unfortunately at this moment I can't provided food, but each place of mine there is always some family members there, If you want to have food you can ask them but you will have to pay for yourself.
I don't involve with food because this is how I can help my family members and local people from my village.
Other local food options are also available around my properties.
You are going to have plenty of free time to discover temples of Hampi, have a swim in the river and lake, bike around the countryside, go to Hospet which is the nearest city.
You can rent bike or bicycle.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
3 hours a day, max 15 hours/week