FILM, VFX & ANIMATION

As an Award Winning Filmmaker, with 2 short films having been screened at Cannes, I am driven to create visually strong film and animation content, that has a local identity with a global appeal. I have been trusted by a gamut of International brands such as ADIDAS (India & Global), Condé Nast Traveller, ITC Hotels, Jet Airways, The Experience Co., Dabaki (Cambodia) and more.  

 

With a background in VFX, I am also an experienced VFX Creative Director, having conceptualised and storyboarded the visuality of feature films & commercials. Animation to me, is the equivalent of beautiful moving art and I have a background in 3D & 2D animation having worked on various short and feature films from concept to creation. 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

 

MAY 2017 - NOW : FILM DIRECTION

  • Directed & Conceptualised ITC WelcomHotel, Pahalgam Commercial - Kashmir Undreamed.

  • Directed EY-CSR Films on the company’s regional efforts in West Bengal

  • Co-Directed ADIDAS Global Short Film - Mumbai: Always Running

  • Directed a travel video for Dabaki - Cambodia Undreamed

  • Directed Jet Airways Commercial - India: Celebrate your Senses

  • Directed Jet Airways Commercial - Connecting India to UK

  • Co-Directed Documentary Segments for Azure Power Corporate Video; (Gujarat) at Wide Angle Films.

  • Co-Directed Khan Academy ‘Learnstorm’ India Video at Wide Angle Films. 

 

JAN - SEP ’16 : ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VFX CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ROMP PICTURES

  • VFX Creative Director - Mirzya

  • Associate Director for 7 upcoming ROMP Productions 

NOV ‘12 - DEC ’15 : PRE-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR & CG SUPERVISOR, PRANA STUDIOS

  • Pre Production - Disney’s Tinkerbell Series ‘The Pirate Fairy’ - Directed by Peggy Holmes.

  • Concept & CG Supervisor - Animated short film for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Matte Painting Lead - ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’ Directed by Dibakar Banerjee.

  • VFX Creative Director - Baharain Shopping Festival Commercial

  • Pre-Production Supervisor - Mirzya - Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

  • Moodboards and Storyboards for Paani (unreleased) - Directed by Shekhar Kapur.

  • Other projects include Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue; Thor: The Dark World; Saving Santa. 

 

MAY - JUN 2015 : DIRECTOR & CINEMATOGRAPHER, ‘NEPAL HEROES’

  • Documentary short film - tribute to those helping Nepal recover from the April 2015 Earthquake.

  • Winner: Award of Merit at the Best Shorts Film Competition 2015; 1st Prize Unsung Heroes category at the My Hero International Film Festival 2015 ; IndieFEST Global Film Award 2015 ; Impact Docs Award of Merit 2016.

  • Official Selection: at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival 2016; at the West Chester International Short Film Festival 2016 ; at the Life Fest Film Festival 2016 ; at the SoCal CIFF 2016.

  • Nominated: for The Best Female Filmmaker Award and for The Best Documentary Film Award at the West Chester International Short Film Festival 2016.

  • Photographs from Nepal published in the United Nations Newsletter 'UNEWS' and 'The Scribbler'. 

APR ‘12 - DEC ’12 : DIGITAL MATTE PAINTER, L7 PICTURES ONLY A DREAM

  • Animated Feature film - Directed by Ben Rush (Pixar Studios). 

SEP - NOV ’12 : DIGITAL MATTE PAINTER, WIDE ANGLE FILMS

  • Period Matte Paintings done for "A Brush With Life" - a Documentary on renowned artist Satish Gujral. Winner of the Silver Award for Best Documentary at the 10th IDPA Awards for Excellence. 

MAR - JUN 2012 : VFX FOR ‘TYU’S COMPANY’ (SHORT FILM), LONDON

  • Matte painting and compositing for a science fiction film directed by Reema Sengupta. 

OCT ‘10 - SEP ’11 : VFX, PRODUCTION DESIGN, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ‘THE END OF IT’

  • Film Screened at Cannes 2011 and nominated at the Hull Film Festival, UK. 

HONOURS & AWARDS 

  • Festival de Cannes Cannes Court Métrage Film Selection for ‘The End of It’ (Sci-Fi Short Film)

  • Festival de Cannes Cannes Court Métrage Film Selection for 'Mise en Abime’ (Short Film) 

  • West Chester International Film Festival - Best Female Filmmaker Nomination (Short Film) 

  • Anthony Minghella Award Nomination for Best Short Film for ‘Mise en Abime’ (Short Film) 

 

EDUCATION 


SEP ’11 - FEB ’12 : VISUAL EFFECTS, ESCAPE STUDIOS, LONDON

  • Full-time VFX Compositing Professional course covering Nuke, Mari, Maya and Silhouette.

 

SEP ’07 - NOV ’10 : UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER, LONDON

  • First Class BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Practice. Specialised in VFX and Film.

  • Photography and Animation were other key subjects.

  • Scholarship was awarded for the course of this degree. 

1998 - 2007 : MAYO COLLEGE GIRLS’ SCHOOL

  • I.C.S.E. 92% aggregate and I.S.C. 90% aggregate.

  • Secured the National highest in Fine Art 98%