Viacom18 has announced its next release ‘The Gone Game’, which will stream on its premium offering VOOT Select. Set during a global pandemic, with a nation in lockdown, the story starts with a mysterious disappearance. Produced by Bodhi Tree Multimedia, it is a thriller involving many characters. It is shot entirely in isolation during the lockdown, The Gone Game has been executed through remote direction, ingenious cinematography and limited equipment. Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, The Gone Game is a one of a kind and a never-seen-before concept that puts creative freedom in the hands of the cast of the series to innovate while shooting from their homes. The cast including Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rukhsar Rehman, Lubna Salim, Indraneil Sengupta and Dibyendu Bhattacharya. The Gone Game will stream on Voot Select starting August 20, 2020.
“Early into the lockdown, we realised that full-scale production will remain a challenge for some time. So, we started putting our minds on what we can do during lockdown,” says Ferzad Palia, head – VOOT Select, Youth, Music and English Entertainment, Viacom18.
Gourav Rakshit, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures, said, “Voot has had a tremendous growth trajectory since launch. Being the last entrant in the broadcaster backed OTT category, we quickly catapulted to being the second-largest AVOD player. We launched Voot Select on the heels of the ongoing pandemic, however, the lockdown truly unlocked the value of premium service and in a very short time frame we have grown to be home to some of the best original and international content.”