Category: Film

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Born to scientist parents Suneel Raghavendra is a Bangalore kid inside out. His parents, a Geologist and a Metallurgist were unfortunately deluded into thinking that Suneel would one day take over their business. However this was not to come. Exposed to the arts at an early age, in the form of Classical music, dance, a…

Nirvair

Amritsar based Visual Artist, Award Winning Animator and Illustrator Pankaj Bhambri graduated as a Communication Designer with a specialization in Animation Film Design  form Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune. The Animated film Nirvair which he created for his degree project earned him the Artistic Excellence Award from Sikhnet, an American Sikh organization. Nirvair is a…

Awesome Short Films & Illustrations

Animation Film Director, Illustrator and Writer Pradeep Soni has been inclined towards art and technology since childhood. Prizes at school level encouraged him to pursue his career in art and design.  Pradeep graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Design in 2005. There he won a scholarship to attend ENSAD, Paris. Here are a few of his adorable illustrations:…

Event Shout Out : ‘India Is’ Global Video Challenge 2011

When two of the biggest Ministries in India join hands to promote something, the one thing you can be sure of is that it will be GRAND!   The ‘India Is’ Global Video Challenge 2011 is at par with any international video challenge, going by the scale of promotion, the brand ambassadors, the jury and…

Musician, Movie-Maker & More…

Texas-based, Ganesh Rao is a multi-faceted artist who works passionately with several visual and digital mediums. His strongest asset is his artistic intuition and the ability to blend that with the knowledge earned from a formal education in engineering. He is currently directing a music video for the British progressive metal band – TesseracT. Ganesh is…

Painting the Truth

Visual Artist and Filmmaker Tushar Waghela talks about various social issues through his work – whether it is his recent series “Anna Hazare: Pages from my diary, India against corruption” where he captures the latest revolution of 72-year old Anna Hazare standing strong to fight corruption in India; or his series Land Sold where he…

I Am Kalam

Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda hails from a remote village in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. At a very early stage in his career, the association with Barbara Brocolli gave him a window to make films that appeal widely all over the world. Most of his films have subjects that deal with the society that he…

Animation “Guru”

Animation Film Designer Srinivas Bhakta studied Visual Communication and Graphic Design at the prestigious National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India and graduated with specialization in Animation Design. So far Srinivas has created six films and is currently working on another short named “Frog in a well”. His films have been screened in prestigious film festivals…

Ace Animator

Veteran Animation Film Designer Dhimant Vyas is an alumnus of the prestigious National Institute of Design (NID). His work includes the title animation sequence for the highly acclaimed Hindi feature film ‘Taare Zameen Par’ directed by Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and the USA TV series Creature Comforts whilst working with Aardman Animation Ltd U.K. Dhimant has also…

The Uninvited

Software professional Suraj Nair, also an independent short film maker, has always been an art fanatic. He learned dance and music during his younger days and was a choreographer in his college years, leading a group of dancers through many competitions. His passion for films soon caught up with him and he started making films as soon…

A ‘Deluge’ of Awesome Art

At the age of 4, Delwyn Remedios created his first drawing, inspired by the city fair he had been to and has never looked back since then. From grafitti art and painting on the streets of Mumbai to experimenting with different forms of animation, he loves it all. Winner of many international awards  for his…

Awesome Animation

Delhi born Animator, Designer and Director Varun Chawla was always good at drawing. He loved making portraits while at school and it was only when his fine arts teacher advised him to join an art college did he realise that drawing could be more than just a hobby. His graduate campaign won him the annual…

A ‘Couple’ of Films

Sonal D’Silva aka sonaluna is a composer/producer/vocalist from Mumbai, India, where she lives and works, making soundtracks for the on-screen lives of robots, lost lovers, cities, trains, dancers, explorers and even a ninja who breaks into homes. Sonal has received many accolades for her music by many prestigious organisations such as the Esquire Magazine (John…

International Indie Film Maker

Self taught International Independent Film Maker Swaroop Kanchi started making films when he was only 16. His first feature film, Black Sugar premiered at the New York Film Festival and was termed a ‘cult classic’. This got him great projects in the US and he worked on Indie films like “Sleeping with the enemy’s son”,…

From watching Disney films to creating them!

Since childhood Noor Mohammad has been passionate about art. Inspired by Mickey Mouse and Tom & Jerry cartoons, he would always dream about imaginary worlds where his drawings would come alive. This heartfelt passion forced him to give up a highflying career in law and enter the world of animation. Self taught animator, Noor is…

Bizarrely Brilliant!

Animation designer Rajiv Eipe has won many awards for his brilliant work. His film ‘Symphonic’  has won the International Animation Day 2007, Best Production, Student Category award at ASIFA India, Mumbai and Promax Gold 2007, New York. His recent work for Nick India has been highly appreciated for its bright colours and bizarre sequences. Inspired by the…

Hats off to ‘Topi’

Originally from Pune, Arjun Rihan just completed his MFA from the University of Southern California last year and his graduate thesis ‘Topi’ is already being talked about in the animation industry all over the world. Inspired by a family incident, ‘Topi’ (which means a prayer cap) touches the sensitive issue of religion set in the…

The Stitches Speak

Animator and painter Nina Sabnani is eminent for setting up the first Advanced Entry Programme in Animation in India, at National Institute of Design in 1985. A master at animation Nina has created some absolutely amazing films using creative and unusual styles of animation. Her films are based on various social issues like the dowry…

Happy Independence Day!

Today on the occasion of Indian Independence Day, I leave you all with this heart-warming short film made by Ambience Publicis and Red Code Films a few years ago. Many of you might have seen this film earlier but I am very sure it will stir your heart again this time round. For those who have not seen…

‘Raah’ – A New Start!

Starting off a brand new category on ‘Of Indian Origin’, here is Sanjay Jangid’s ‘Raah’. Also called ‘Wait and Path’, ‘Raah’ is an inspiring short animation film that beautifully depicts the initial disappointment and then the growing hope of a young boy who is disabled. raah from sanzay jangid on Vimeo. Sanjay Jangid, an animation…