Creative Director & VFX Head, Pixion Studio
A commerce graduate, Viral Thakkarâ€™s interest in the creative world brought him to the animation and VFX industry. During an expansive and creative career, Thakkar has been the CG head with UTV and is currently the creative director & VFX head of Pixion Studio.
Some of his prominent works include: Peepli (Live), The King's Speech, 7 Khoon Maaf, Don 2, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and Krrish 3.
Animator and Founder of Vaibhav More Films
Vaibhav More, an art graduate from the Sir J.J. School of Arts, has over 14 years of experience in the field of animation and graphics. He started Vaibhav More Films in 2009. During his illustrious career in the field of media, More specialized in animation and graphics. He has been associated with MTV India for more than six years. He has also been a guest speaker at several animation events.
More's client list includes brands like Nickelodeon, Yash Raj Films, Vh1, Cartoon Network, Disney TV, Star Group, Zee TV, UTV, and many more.
Writer and Director, Dharma Productions
Faraz Ansari started his career at the age of 15, directing and choreographing Broadway-styled musicals for schools across India & the US. Ansari directed chat shows for MTV (Times Square - New York) that featured Madonna, Britney Spears, Hillary Duff & other celebrities. He has worked with Deepa Bhatia on her documentary 'Nero's Guests', winning many international awards along the way.
Ansari was the production designer, executive producer & associate director of 'Stanley Ka Dabba'. His last project was Karan Johar's 'Gippi' as the associate director & casting director for the film.
Ansari has been invited by the United Nations and many American universities as a guest & on-campus lecturer for cinema-related studies. He is now in the process of finishing the screenplay for his directorial debut film.
Cinematographer, Scape Reality Motion Picture Company
Vikas Sivaraman, ace cinematographer, has more than 20 years of experience in Bollywood & advertising industry. A graduate from the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Sivaraman has worked extensively in advertising & the film industry in India and abroad.
He has worked on various big banner projects such as Sarfarosh, Houseful & Dhoom 2. He is currently working on some of the most awaited Bollywood projects.