An enthusiastic local film documentary director namely Sanadtkumar Ganesan won ‘Best Inspirational Film’ at the Los Angeles Film Awards for his upcoming film centered around a former gangster who has now turned into a Malaysian SEA Games medalist.

The 22-year-old filmmaker has recently directed a documentary film aptly titled ‘WANTED: Shades of Life’ - a story depicts the transformational journey of Genkeswaran Muniyan, who turned his life around to inspire thousands of students across the country to pick up the game of chess as a means of improving and developing themselves.

“Wanted: Shades of Life is my way of reconnecting people to their hearts. People are beautiful, and sometimes, seeing what others go through, and understanding that they are just like you, brings out that inner voice. I hope you find what you love to do, and I hope one day we can talk about it.” – Sanadtkumar Ganesan

The new documentary revolves around Carey Island-native, Genkeswaran Muniyan (also known as Gen) a former gangster who has decided to turn a new leaf after coming out from jail. Starting afresh, Gen found his passion in the game of chess, leading him to represent Malaysia in the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar, where he brought back a Bronze medal. Following his victory, Gen established his chess school, Chess Master Journey, to make the game more accessible and provide opportunities to youngsters like him.

With the film’s premiere set for March 26, the reenactment of Gen’s heartwarming story bagged other accolades, including ‘Best Documentary’ Award at FilmCon USA (January 2023) and Finalist at the New York International Film Awards (November 2022).

Furthermore, the documentary, also widely recognized as "WANTED EP 3," is currently wrapping off its festival run in Sweden and the United States, including Official Selections at the Stockholm City Film Festival (November 2022) and a Festigious International Film Festival Award (January 2023).

Watch the official trailer below:

To those who are keen to watch the full docu-series, you can purchase the tickets HERE and head to the exclusive premiere which will be taking place on 26th March 2023.

Image Credit / Source: Sanadkumar The Vibes