Saumya an independent media professional with hands on experience in all aspects of video and film production. He has both studied and worked with video in its various forms including short films, educational content, music videos, documentaries, TVCs as well as other web based content. He is also a Journalism graduate and has worked as a copy editor and an occasional freelance writer.
- Two year Advanced Filmmaking Program at Prague Film School
with specialization in Direction and Screenwriting (2016-2018).
- Post-graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Indian
Institute of Journalism and New Media with specialization in
- Bachelor of Business Administration from Indian Institute of
Planning and Management, Delhi.
- Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University, Correspondence.
Sub-editor at TEHELKA a leading political weekly magazine, Delhi Duties included copy editing with periodic article writing for the publication.
Managing Director at BMPL, Dehradun: A franchisee for The Pioneer, a national daily. Duties included coordinating with the marketing, editorial and printing team as well as handling day to day distribution of the newspaper.
Film and Video Production: Production, Cinematography and Editing: End to end video production for the streaming platform inkmindcrew.com The project involved interviewing and recording working techniques of tattooers and different artists across western Europe and producing over 70 videos, including long-form educational content, promotional videos and interviews.
Copywriting, Production and Editing: Continuing video production campaign for Glens, a reading glasses startup brand based in Tallinn, Estonia.
Cinematography and Editing: ‘Vaishnava Jana To’ a music video featuring Airi Ojamets, as part of a worldwide project commemorating Mahatama Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. Produced for the Embassy of India Finland and Estonia.
Director and Production: ‘Selfie’ a music video for Bengaluru based band Perfect Strangers. (shot in Prague) Screenwriter, Director: ‘Rearview Mirror’ and ‘Three Days’, two short films shot in Prague over the period of two years Sound Mixing: Web series ‘Misguided’ by Steen Agro. Shot in Prague.
Sound mixing: Award-winning Turkish short film ‘Others’.
Director of Photography: Paradise Re-invented, a full length
feature documentary about beach shacks in Goa. The film won the
award for best editing at the Mumbai Shorts International Film
Scrip and Editing: ‘Sidelined’ a short documentary on pedestrians
infrastructure in Bangalore. Produced for The Center for Public
Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. The film won
the Campaign for a Cause film competition at IIM Ahmedabad