Simple, Meaningful Stories for everyone
I’m a wildlife filmmaker exploring diverse forms of storytelling- filmmaking, podcasting and immersive experiences. My aim is to create engaging content that connects and resonates with people from diverse backgrounds in a simple, meaningful way.
I love telling stories about people and nature. My graduation film Sniper about a conservation dog protecting Yellow-eyed Penguins won an award and has been screened in film festivals globally. My podcasts have been featured on one of the most popular shows, Radio New Zealand's Our Changing World. I received the Jackson Wild Fellowship in 2021.
I’m currently producing & hosting a nature podcast Tune into Nature that aims to share natural sounds and stories and inspire people to connect with nature in their own way.
My work ranges from producing short films & podcasts, working with NHNZ Worldwide on TV shows for global networks like National Geographic Wild, Love Nature, Curiosity Stream to conducting hands-on Science Filmmaking workshops for school students.
I’m from Tamil Nadu, Southern India and am currently based in Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Tune into Nature Podcast featured on RNZ's Our Changing World programme
Recipient of the coveted Jackson Wild Fellowship
Best Natural History Film Nominee, Living Fossils Peripatus at Nature inFocus Film Awards
Award- Best Newcomer at 10th CMS Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival for Sniper
Official Selections- Sniper selected & screened in 7 film festivals globally
Podcast produced as SciComm student selected for broadcast on Radio New Zealand
Collaborations to create engaging conservation media
I have collaborated with conservation organisations, educational institutions, and conservation campaigns to help them effectively communicate their stories through my production skills. My work has been featured on various platforms including public broadcasters, digital media outlets, and film festivals.
Camera Assistant, Topside, "Surfing with Sharks" 1hour special for Nat Geo Wild
Researcher /Assistant Producer, "Dawn to Dusk" 6x1 hour for Blue Ant Media
Researcher /Assistant Producer, "South America's Weirdest " 3x1 hour for Nat Geo Wild
Worked for the entire length of series- from pre-production to series delivery- assisted with shoot prep & research, footage logging, archive research and production
Archive & Development Researcher, NHNZ
Shot-lister & cataloguer for archive footage library, NHNZ Moving Images
Production Footage Logger & Cataloguer for "Mysterious Planet", NHNZ
As self-shooting Producer/Director
Beating the Odds To save the Southern NZ Dotterels
12 min film for NZ Department of Conservation
Sniper The Last Resort to save World's rarest Penguins.
12 min graduation film
Following Little Blues On population study of a colony of world's smallest Penguins
3 min coursework assignment film
Living Fossils Conserving the first animals to walk on land- the Peripatus
3 min coursework assignment film
Shining Lakes of Kancheepuram- a journey through lakes, a river and their memories
an independent 20min film produced with an iPhone 5s & a lapel mic
Three short films as a part of the online Wild Dunedin Festival - "Your Wild Bubble"
an initiative to keep people entertained during COVID-19 Lockdown
Screening of Sniper & a talk about the making of the film to Visual Communication students of Kumaraguru College of Liberal arts, Coimbatore, India.
Screening of Sniper at the 10th International Penguin Conference in Dunedin
Sniper at the National-level Conservation Symposium on Yellow-eyed Penguins, Dunedin
Shining Lakes of Kancheepuram screened
at 10th anniversary celebrations of Chennai Trekking Club
at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Chennai yo raise awareness on local waterbodies around the industry
to NSS Students of Ramakrishna Polytechnic College, Chennai.
Post-graduate Diploma in Science Communication, University of Otago, New Zealand
Endorsed in Science & Natural History Filmmaking, With Distinction
Bachelor of Engineering in Automobile Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.