Meet the Directors

KUSHAAL CHAWLA

Kushaal Chawla is an award-winning filmmaker who has written and directed various movies including “One Way” that has been a part of major international film festivals and “Another Time” that was screened at the Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles and continues to win numerous awards across the globe. “Another Time” is now screening on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S.A. and U.K.
After completing an undergraduate degree from Hansraj college, Delhi University, he pursued a master’s in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.
In his early days, Kushaal was a part of the creative and development team for major reality television shows for Fox Star India (Star Plus) including “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch”. He has also been an assistant director with Mr. Pradeep Sarkar in Mumbai for several TV advertisements such as Muthoot Finance, Ghadi Detergent, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, UNICEF and many more.
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NITISH SHARMA

Nitish Sharma started his career as an editor for advertisement films. After moving to Mumbai in 2001 and having worked on more than 500 advertising projects, he decided to make the next leap and plunge towards mainstream storytelling as an advertisement film director. He has worked on brands from across industries including beauty, healthcare, automobile, finance and investment. Nitish has directed ad films starring major Indian celebrities including Sachin Tendulkar, Shilpa Shetty, Soha Ali Khan and many more. He has also worked on various national as well as International brands such as SBI Mutual Funds, Airtel, Sony, Fiat, Zapp, Tigo, MTS, Zantel etc.
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VISHAL GUPTA

Vishal Gupta is this little, young man, who always has these naive, little jokes to tell. He loves to tell stories with dialogues and elaborate expressions.
Like most new-age filmmakers out there, Vishal is an Engineering graduate. After realizing that his calling is to make films, he started assisting leading directors from the advertising fraternity. He also has a very strong casting background in advertising.
He is now a full-fledged director himself with more than a handful of advertisement films in his kitty. His sensitive perception of human feelings and reaction sets his work apart from every other young director. His strong genres are humor, personal relationships and drama. He has directed commercials for various brands including Pepsodent, Reliance Jewels, Motorola, Britannia, IDFC Bank and Videocon among many others.
When not working, he can be found in movie theaters or bookstores, greedily devouring stories, experiences as well as samosas.
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DEANTE’ GRAY

Deante’ Gray, is an award-winning writer/director from Houston, Texas and currently working in Los Angeles, California. A former NFL Athlete, his recent short film “Loving Byron” won the Remi Award for the best Original Dramatic Short at the 53rd Houston International Film Festival. After completing his undergraduate in film at Texas Christian University, Deante’ went on to graduate from the prestigious filmmaking master’s program at the New York Film Academy with an honors degree. Deante’ specializes in exploring the various human conditions that real life people face in a narrative format. His style of filmmaking, though uniquely stylistic, transfers effortlessly to commercials and music videos alike.
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