Aaditi Kulshreshtha
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AADITI KULSHRESHTHA

Creating Virtual Reality Experiences for Mental Fitness
ABOUT :

With 12+ years of experience creating content at the confluence of art & technology, I have always been driven to use my skills as a creative media practitioner to make a positive difference in the world. Today, I am building Virtual Reality experiences for mental health.

Brands who have trusted me in the past include ADIDAS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, EY Foundation, ITC Hotels, Conde Nast Traveler and Akasa Air.

 

​Over the years my work has won accolades, i.e. 2 short films screened at Cannes Court Métrage & photographs published by the United Nations. I understand global nuances, having lived in 7 cities across the world.

BACKGROUND :

2016 to 2021: Independent Director & Photographer.

  • Clients: ADIDAS (Global, India), Akasa Air (Animation), EY Foundation, Wide Angle Films, ITC Hotels, Khan Academy, World for All (NGO), Voice of Stray Dogs (Dog Sanctuary), Azure Solar Power, Jet Airways, Experience Co. etc.

2020 to 2021: Branding, Content Marketing & Brand Partnerships

  • Employers: Voice of Stray Dogs and Freedom Tree.

Jan 2016 to Sep 2016: VFX Creative Director & Associate Director for Feature Films.

  • Feature Films: Mirzya (2016); Mere Pyare Prime Minister (2018); and 5 more feature films (in-development). 
     

Nov 2012 to Oct 2015: Pre Production Supervisor & CG Supervisor.

  • Employer: Prana Studios.

  • Films & Clients: Disney, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Saving Santa, Mirzya, Byomkesh Bakshy, Tinker Bell series etc.

Jul 2009 to Dec 2012: Independent Visual Effects Artist, London and Remote.

  • Employer: Squint/Opera, London (Digital Artist & Architectural Visualisations) and Foster + Partners, London.

  • Clients: L7 Pictures (Dreamworks Team), West Ham Olympic Stadium, Okido (Animation), Wide Angle Films etc.

AWARDS :

FILM DIRECTION: 

  • ADIDAS (Global) selects my Documentary ‘Mumbai: Always Running’ as one of the Top 7 films worldwide. It was also the only Indian film to have ever been selected at this Global platform.

  • Festival de Cannes - Cannes Court Métrage Film Selection for ‘The End of It’.

  • West Chester International Film Festival - Best Documentary Film for ‘Nepal Heroes’.

  • West Chester International Film Festival - Winner - Best Drama for ‘Nepal Heroes’.

  • Best Shorts Film Competition - Winner - Award of Merit for 'Nepal Heroes'.

  • Impact Docs Film Festival - Winner - Award of Merit for 'Nepal Heroes'.

  • IndieFEST Global Film Competition - Winner - Award of Merit for 'Nepal Heroes'.

  • My Hero International Film Festival - Winner - Unsung Heroes for 'Nepal Heroes'.

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

  • Festival de Cannes - Cannes Court Métrage Film Selection for 'Mise en Abime’.

PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • Voted Top #7 International Photographers by Photocrowd.

  • Ranked as one of World’s Top 100 Pet Photographers by The Pet Photographers Club.

  • Selected as a Featured Photographer for the WestPhoto Agency and Library Launch, London.

EDUCATION :

2021-2022: Science Communication Scholar - Creature Conserve, USA.

2012 Graduation: Escape Studios, London, UK - Compositing Professional - Visual Effects Professional Certificate Course.

2010 Graduation: University of Westminster, London, UK - BA (First Class Hons) Contemporary Media Practice (on Scholarship based on Merit).

2007 Graduation: Mayo College (MCGS), Ajmer, India.