A feature-length documentary called Marathon Boy was released in 2011 covering a young boy from rural Orissa. The documentary was funded by HBO & BBC. MARATHON BOY is the story of a four-year-old boy who is picked from the slums of India by his coach and trained to become India's greatest runner, but what starts as a real Slumdog Millionaire turns into the stuff of film noir: a tale of greed, envy and broken dreams.
Directed by Gemma Atwal's and additional director of cinematography is done by Vijay Bedi and production sound done by Ajay Bedi. We worked on numerous film sequences but one sequence stand out most is when Budhia, ran an epic recording breaking 40 miles in almost 93 degree heat, slim boy was soaked in sweat and dangerously dehydrated.