storytelling that reaches out to the heart of audiences
A photojournalist, documentary film maker and editor based in India, I am passionate about human stories with emotion, equally at home in the remote villages of rural India, the bustling metropolis or my quiet edit suite. An unassuming, genial nature, I tend to put people at ease before a camera or my edit suite, resulting in stories that touch the heart.
Notes from the blog
To be human is to tell stories. That’s a powerful statement I came across when reading “Telling True Stories” from the Nieman Foundation at the Harvard University. In the opening essay, Pulitzer Prize winner and juror Jacqui Banaszynski quotes from Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried: “Stories are for joining the past to the future. […]
They say you don’t find religion. Religion finds you. In the most unexpected of places and at the most unintended times. That’s how I can best describe what happened to me recently when I got my hands on the Fujifilm XT2 and X100T cameras. I underwent a tectonic shift in philosophy. I’ll get into that […]
I first took up a camera in 2003. A little too late I feel. Until then, my creative release came through writing. But that first camera – a Canon 350D changed everything. From words, I became a visual storyteller. Small and lightweight it came with me on some exciting adventures. Most notably a year-long documentary […]
The co-founder of El Shaddai Charitable Trust, Matthew Kurian approached me back in 2014 regarding a documentary film that would encapsulate the work of the charity. I had been associated with the charity since 2003 and had seen the organisation grow. But more than that, I had seen the children grow and develop into fine […]
A Passion for Storytelling
I've filmed in remote villages in the poorest districts of India (like Mewat in the north) and in the metropolis of Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore and have developed a deep understanding of and, more importantly, sensitivity for the widely diverse cultures and people of India.
With experience working for international TV and organisations, I offer a global perspective while being true to the emotions of the characters in my stories.
I have worked in all areas of filmmaking. From research, field interviews and camera work. Working solo, I am able to produce a features for projects requiring a small footprint – where subjects need to be put at ease, quick turnaround projects.
I also specialise in documentary film editing projects and collaborate with filmmakers, sometimes remotely.
This site will give you an idea of my style and areas of work. From features for television to documentaries and commercial spots for TV, I cannot turn down a good story! Do get in touch to talk about your specific project or collaboration. I don’t bite! Promise :)