Telling stories with Films, Images & Sounds
Filmmaker | Photographer | Sound Recordist
Stories have fascinated me right since when I was a kid and a few years ago when I was working mostly happily as a Vehicle Testing Engineer in India, it dawned on me that telling stories are my true calling. I often found myself in and around lakes trying to photograph birds, reptiles or a butterfly. I wanted to tell stories about nature and the people that walk the long hard path to protect the wild.
The Science & Natural History Filmmaking course at Otago Uni helped me acquire basic training and an eye for good stories. My graduation film ‘Sniper’ follows a conservation dog protecting Yellow-eyed Penguins in New Zealand and has done well in festivals globally.
My vision is to craft compelling true stories on nature, science and society. I try to tell stories that have a potential to bring positive change and strike a chord with people from all backgrounds.
Films aside, I love to cook, run long distances and have a soft spot for the dwindling Indian Vultures.
I'm based in Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand, the land of four seasons in one day. I freelance with NHNZ Productions.
Award- Best Amateur & Youth Film (International) at 10th CMS Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival for Sniper
Official Selections- Sniper selected & screened in 7 film festivals globally
Podcast selected for broadcast on Radio New Zealand
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
to my former colleagues at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Chennai
to 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.