Director/Producer/Actor - Oorvazi Irani
Oorvazi Irani is an independent filmmaker based in Mumbai, India. Apart from being a filmmaker, she is a film educationalist, an acting coach, a film critic and the Director of her home production company SBI Impresario Pvt. Ltd. She feels that being an artist is at the core of all the roles she plays and each role significantly give and take from each other. Directed and Produced two short films The K File (2012) – Online Release, screenplay Farrukh Dhondy. Mamaiji (Grandmother) (2011) - screened at the IAWRT Asian Woman's Film Festival 2014 and The International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala 2014. Researched, Directed, Produced and Presented The Michael Chekhov Acting Technique DVD (2011).
Associate Director for the documentary Lord Ganesha – The Elephant Head God Netherlands Television – 1997-98. Assistant Director and head of research Ramayana - a Journey a six part travelogue series for Channel Four Television, London – 1995-96-97.
Producer - Sorab Irani
Sorab Irani, started his career in Bollywood and Indian cinema as General Manager of Himalaya Films, the banner of Chetan Anand, also worked with Dev Anand and Vijay Anand. During that time he was part of the production of three major multi-starrer feature films: Kudrat, Saheb Bahadur & Hum Rahe Na Hum.
Sorab essentially is an artist, a musician trained in Hindustani classical music and been part of the 60's Rock Music Revolution spear headed by the Beatles. He was involved in promoting the performing arts & produced five full-length Bharata Natayam Dance Ballets in Sanskrit in his early years and recently was part of creating Indian cinematic history by introducing the Large Film Format to India with the IMAX® Adlabs Dome Theatre Project. He incorporated his film production company SBI Impresario Pvt. Ltd. in 1975 and has been producing films and documentaries for European and Indian markets for almost 4 decades now.
Screenplay writer - Farrukh Dhondy
Farrukh Dhondy based in London was born and brought up in Pune, India and pursued his higher studies at the Pembroke College, Cambridge. He began his writing career while earning a living as a teacher and wrote books, TV drama and stage plays. Farrukh in his incarnation as Commissioning Editor for Multi-Cultural Programming for Channel 4 (84-97) commissioned hundreds of hours of TV in all genres, including the Oscar nominated Salaam Bombay, Shekhar Kapoor's Bandit Queen, and award-winning TV shows like Desmonds and Family Pride.
TV Credits include Come To Mecca (6 plays for the BBC), No Problem (Sit-com, Channel 4 TV), Tandoori Nights (Comedy drama, Channel 4 TV), Empress and the Munshi (Drama, Central TV), King of the Ghetto (Drama serial, BBC), Annie's Bar (Channel 4 TV), Rajdhani (Star TV India), Not Doing Christmas (BBC 2007). Screenplays include Bandit Queen (Executive writer), Split Wide Open, The Alexandria Quartet 4 films at script stage, The Ramayan, The Rising, American Daylight, Take Three Girls, Exitz, Red Mercury, Cover Story.
Cinematographer - Subhadeep Dey
Subhadeep is formally trained and has a P.G. Diploma in Cinematography from the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Besides shooting numerous short films and commercials, he also served as an assistant cameraman on some important projects. Some of his important work includes Darkroom - a short documentary on Mumbai city, selected in the Berlin Film Festival and The Kerala International Film Festival 2010 and Airawat - The Divine Elephant, a short fiction film which won the Special Jury Indian National Award and was nominated for Budapest Masterclass, Hungary.
Editor - Tushar Ghogale
Tushar is an editor with extensive experience in films and broadcast television based in Mumbai, India. Tushar has worked as an editor on several documentaries, feature films, short films, promotional campaigns and TV reality shows. His most recent projects include the critically acclaimed international feature documentaries Let the Scream be Heard and Liv & Ingmar.
Production Designer - Pooja Shetty
Pooja is an architect and designer based in Mumbai, India. She has previously worked in UN-Habitat for low cost housing in Iraq. After assisting a few architects and design firms she ventured into production design. Ship of Theseus was her first film as a production designer. For the past few years she has been working independently on design, architecture and film-making.
Music Composer - Vasuda Sharma
Vasuda is a singer, songwriter, originally from New Delhi, India. Her music is a nice blend of Indian classical and folk music with western contemporary music. Her debut as a music director was in a Bollywood movie Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu (2010). She won an online contest held by Music2deal where nearly 420 Indian bands participated and was the chosen one to represent India in the 2010 Berlin Popkomm Festival held in Germany.
She received a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA where she went for a year to pursue her studies in music. She collaborated with international musicians from all over the world and recorded her album Attuned Spirits. Apart from her independent work, she is also scoring music for an animation movie called Kamlu by a very senior and renowned Indian art director Govind Nihalani.
Costume Designer - Suvarnareha Jadhav
Suvarnareha has completed her Masters from the Dept of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Drawing and Painting from SNDT Women's University and holds a Diploma in Textile Design from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai with more than 25 years of experience in Textile Designing using surface design techniques and natural dyes. She has actively participated in an array of workshops and conferences including the Poster Presentation at the DHA 26 (Dyes in History and Archaeology) Conference in Vienna, Austria, in Nov 2007 – ("Ganjifa – Rejuvenation of the Ancient Card Game of India"). She has been actively involved with fashion / export houses and has designed fabric for fashion brands like Manafidji, Paris-Fiji. She is a deeply dedicated academician, teaching art history, visual arts and media studies for almost 18 years from NIFT to Cambridge International curriculum and IBDP. Suvarnareha has been associated with the field of Cinema and Experimental Theater in the departments of Art Direction and Costume Design. She also been the chief assistant director for many TV serials.