The Pandemic Project
The concept for 3:46 PM was conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to explore the bizarre and mysterious dimension of time. There is no significance of 3:46 PM. It’s just a random time. The idea was to limit production to a single room or house with two main characters.
All four episodes are shot in one day. There was a budget and time constraint. Each episode has a different genre and no connection except a time. 3:46 PM intersects with the plot randomly, resulting in an unusual encounter or dealing with the aftermath.
3:46 PM was the mother of all the projects I ever did in my filmmaking career for various reasons. It deserves a series of articles but it was a massive learning curve. Being a one-person army, I pretty much ended up wearing all the hats. I wrote stories and was fortunate to collaborate with a writer to polish the script. Apart from that, I did producing, editing, directing and sound design.
The best part is I exported in black and white, which I have always wanted to do since I made my first short, Curious.
I had a premiere night in Melbourne; all the episodes are available on YouTube. This page has additional links such as cast, crew, posters, 3:46 PM script and behind-the-scenes.
3:46 PM Anthology Web Series Trailer
3:46 PM Episode 1 – 100th Tea (Drama)
One-line story – A woman drinks Tea with her ex-lover/ ghost for the last time.
Synopsis – Bella and Joseph were in love. But Joseph died due to a car accident. Bella has moved on and married Andrew. One day, Joseph’s ghost comes and visits Bella at 3:46 PM. He asks for the Tea and reveals that he has wandered for years in the after-death realm and managed to see her every day at 3:46 PM to drink Tea for 100 days. This episode is about their farewell, a last tea, the 100th one.
3:46 PM Episode 2 – Feed Me (Horror)
One-line story – A nurse becomes frightened by an older woman’s behaviour as she demands food beyond her capacity.
Synopsis – Grace is a young nurse looking after Maggi, an older woman with Parkinson’s and dementia. The episode tells a story where Maggi asks for food every two minutes. Her behaviour frightens Grace when Maggie reveals a scarecrow inside the wardrobe. Is Maggie lying, or is something about to come out at 3:46 PM?
3:46 PM Episode 3 – Writer’s Block (Psychological Thriller)
One-line story – A writer invites a sexy escort to clear his writing block.
Synopsis – Mark is writing a book where his protagonist (Dave) falls in love with a prostitute (Rebecca). In the book, Dave wants to know Rebecca’s real name, but she does not reveal it. Mark is stuck in the story and has writer’s block. To deal with his block, he calls a sexy escort (Rose) to learn more about her life and real name. However, their conversation takes turns when Rose reveals her real name.
3:46 PM Episode 4 -Doppelgänger (Sci-Fi Thriller)
One-line story – A paranoid programmer believes his code has opened the door to the parallel universe.
Synopsis – Adam, an introverted paranoid programmer, spends much time on the dark web during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. He uses one of the repo codes that he only shares with his friend Dave and believes that a door to the parallel universe has opened. He invites his friend Dave into the house and claims that his Doppelgänger is hiding there. Is Adam telling the truth? Or has he lost his mind?
3:46 PM IMdB, Cast and Crew
Dave Krunal – Director, Producer, Editor
Cast – Kieren Dawson, Helene Dunlop, Grace Liu, Gillian Lesley Scott, Kanya Om, Mark Adams, Sunny S Walia, Sandy Singh
Balaji Sundaramurthy – Cinematographer
3:46 PM Scripts
3:46 PM scripts are available to download. Please click on the below link to download the script.
Writers – Dave Krunal, Abhishek Gurjar
Download the Script for Episode 1 – 100th Tea
Download the Script for Episode 2 – Feed Me
Download the Script for Episode 3 – Writer’s Block
Download the Script for Episode 4 – Doppelgänger
3:46 PM Concept Posters
3:46 PM YouTube Posters