Shekhar Kapur, Filmmaker
Mayank, what you achieved with kids in this video, I haven't been able to in my years of filmmaking.
Creative Strategist, Director, Producer
That's me, right after my 30K run on my 30th birthday. Injured, dehydrated and high on adrenaline.
I share this because that's my essence, running 100% on inspiration.
Shooting films was my biggest inspiration, growing up.
And that inspiration took me to Srishti School of Art and Design.
While at Srishti I shot a film on an iPhone 4 to see how far Phone Filmmaking could be pushed. Turns out, pretty far!
This work caught the attention of Guneet Monga who later shared it with Apple India.
Also at Srishti, I realized heartfelt storytelling resonated with me the most.
I made this film on my mother, based on the time when she was pregnant with me. Emotionally it was the most difficult thing I have ever done.
Soon after Srishti, I setup my own Production House called 'Cloud Fondue Films'.
BUT MAYANK, WHY?
This multi-tasking between directing and producing equipped me with skills in Marketing and Advertising.
And that helped me find my niche - a Director with deep understanding of brand strategy.
Here's an episode from a YouTube series where I break down my process of building a campaign from scratch.
OKAY MAYANK, AND?
And here's an Ad I directed using said strategy. Please excuse the production value, this was a home-made Lockdown Ad.
Here's another film I directed, with a higher budget, limited timeline and a brief that only said "Make a great film 👍".
And here's some more films I have written, directed and produced over the years.
LET'S DO THIS!
Yes, I knew you'd say that! Let's connect at +91 9339608397 and talk more.