Independent filmmaker based out of Chennai, India.
If this is your first short film and if you are finding it hard to find an idea, the best way to proceed would be to write something that you have seen or experienced first hand. It is not just about the comfort of writing something personal/familiar but it also adds great value in terms of your conviction and attachment. There may be this one interesting guy you see everyday during your walk to the supermarket or a bad breakup your best friend went through. Anything you have seen or experienced firsthand would make great material. Also, the authenticity you could bring to the story when written this way is unmatched. Understand that the process of making a film not only involves creativity but also the evolution of the maker as a person.