M G Srinivas, a director and screenwriter, made his debut as a director in the Kannada film industry with Topiwala. The commercial entertainer starred Upendra, an A-list hero in the lead. With this film, he emerged as one of the youngest film makers to have directed a superstar.
MG’s first rendezvous with the entertainment industry was as an RJ. His show on 93.5Red FM, Blade Raja, won just not a million hearts but also a host of popular awards. His short films had also generated an equal amount of buzz in the media circles. While Rules, his first short film, has the distinction of being screened at Australia’s Bollywood and Beyond Film Festival, his next project won him the prestigious Platinum Remi Award at the Houston Film Festival. Titled ‘Simply Kailawesome’, the film centers itself around the life and literary works of renowned Kannada writer T P Kailasam. It was also this very film that caught Upendra’s attention, following which Topiwala happened. MG is currently working on his second venture, a romantic comedy.
I am Ashwin Kadadamboor from India, have been a freelance professional cinematographer for over 1 and a half years, working on music videos, documentaries, Short films and corporate video. My aim is to achieve High Production Values with either top of the range 5K images on my Red Epic or HD on low cost DSLR equipment.
I am always up to date with new innovations, which is now essential in this high quality/low budget film industry. All Work experience has provided me with a broad knowledge of vision, performance and production, that I believe can be extremely beneficial on any film project. I have a old school values with modern day skills. I serve the finished film, not my own importance and have many examples of problem solving tools which can help in stressful situations. I carry, one of my best tools, a sense of humor, at all times.
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An editor, creative director, video consultant, colorist, graphic designer, trainer and post production supervisor, Vikram Sridhar is touted as an expert in generating post production workflows for digital cinema. Several Bangalore based TV channels and studios have benefited from his expertise as well. Training media students in editing, graphics, screenplay writing and digital cinematography is his other forte. Having worked on advertisements, corporate videos, documentaries and short films, Vikram now is looking at making inroads into Sandalwood with MG Cinemas.
This Mexican is a keen traveler and no wonder he is a spectacular cinematographer. He has a degree in Media and Communication and has even specialized in filmmaking and cinematography. Alex has worked in several feature films, commercials, music videos, documentaries and Steoreoscopic 3D ventures. He teaches at the Film Production and Cinematography unit of Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe (ITESM CSF) and at the SAE Institute Mexico.
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Visual Effects Producer, Vancouver
A Visual Effects Generalist living in Vancouver, Canada, Yash has specialized in compositing for films. He is now looking at bringing Computer Generated Imagery to Realism using a wide variety of software. His energetic attitude, strong work ethics and creative insights are sure to make us change the way we are seeing things.
Cameraman Torben who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, has the reputation of having worked under complicated conditions such as arctic climates, tropical climates, desert, jungle, mountains and crowded cities. Maritime/underwater and WESCAM aerial cinematography are his specializations. His international exposure is his main asset and we hope to make the most of it!
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Action director, India
Martial arts are fast emerging as a key part of cinema and Chethan D'souza is whom we have picked to handle this department. He wants to bring in elements that will make fight sequences even more power packed. The 26-year-old runs a team called Chaos Faktory, and now wishes to prove his worth in the big bad world of Sandalwood.
He has 9 National and 3 Asian gold medals in Karate competitions. His team is affiliated to World Freerunning Parkour Federation(WFPF). He is a martial arts instructor(Black Belt 3rd Dan), Gymnast and Freerunner.
Music Director, Music Supervisor, Sound Designer, India
A certified sound engineer from the School of Audio Engineering, Raghu Thane is looking at giving trendy tracks to the industry. Be it foot tapping numbers or melodious songs, friends say that it’s hard not to get addicted to his compositions. Simple yet soulful tunes is what he intends to make his USP. Raghu has worked with renowned Kannada film music directors V Manohar and actor Upendra. He is now looking at making a full fledged foray into the industry.
Publicity Designer, Australia
He calls himself a digital artist and he surely lives up to the expectations. Ankur’s works have been featured in top online journals such as Coroflot and Behance, so log on and find out why we say so. He has also been featured in the Creative Gaga magazine. Ankur has worked with top international brands like Puma, Verve, Adidas, Femina and Rupa Publications as well. Recently Ankur was chosen along with india's top 5 digital artists to collaborate with Android Jones, one of the world’s best digital artist. He is now waiting to spread his wings and cinema he says is the next best destination.
Zoltan is a Hungarian born Director of Photography. He has spent the last 14 Years on set as a Gaffer/Grip. Simultaneously he has begun to build a Cinematography Showreel. He has since worked with high profile Hungarian musicians on their Music Videos, in TVC production and short form documentary as a DOP. His background in lighting allows him to quickly achieve his desired look with minimal equipment and time. Married with a heavy understanding of the post production workflow and colour grading, Zoltan shoots for the grade. He often works very closely with a colourist or in Davinci Resolve himself to achieve his desired look and feel.
Editor, Cinematographer & Script writer, India
K.R. Abhilash Bachelors degree in BSc - Computer Science from Seshadripuram College . Also completed Diploma in Digital Film Making from SAE institute. He has worked in Advertising agencies for over 2 years, as Editor, Cinematographer & Script writer. He has Directed a couple of short films - Strangle Hold, Ray of hope & Black and Mute
Film Marketing, First Assistant Director, India
Rumoured to be a fiercely independent and passionate spirit, Chaitanya believes in himself and in the craft of living. He holds an MBA in Media & Entertainment from Manipal University Bangalore and Whistling Woods International Mumbai. He says is MG Cinemas is where he will be scripting his filmy journey.
Production Designer, India
Always interested in looking into novel aspect of film making, the bubbly and enthusiastic Susa is a great support to our production team. We are banking on her urge to innovate and creative bent of mind to bring out the beauty of films through art.
Casting Director/Actor, India
Ganesh has acted in Theater, Television and Films. He has been doing theater since 2006, working in different arenas of theater. His very 1st play was GUMMA BANDA GUMMA , a production of Ranga Shanakara in which he acted as a 8 year old kid. From then he has been actively participating in theater activities , working with different troupes in Bangalore and have acted in more than 15 plays. He has worked as assistant director for some of the renowned theater directors from Mumbai and Bangalore. He conducts theater workshops for Montessori kids , theater summer camps and workshops for corporate companies , management schools as well POLI KITTI , written by the theater legend T.P .Kailasam , was his 1st play as a director went on to become a super hit production .
The practical knowledge he has gained by working in the Kannada TV industry for over two years, WE feel will bring in a new perspective to our team’s thinking. HE also brings with him the experience of directing a short film titled ‘Kannamuchale.’ For Sukruth films are a hunger game; there is no stopping until the finish line!
Second Unit Director, India
The talent of this creative lad lies in developing scripts. Naveen Sharma wishes to break into the big screen big time as a writer of tall tales. He through MG Cinemas wishes to experiment with different genres and master ach one of them with able support from his team.
Production Coordinator, India
Bharath Karanam goes by intuition while searching for the essence of cinema. If he doesn't feel it, it's not real is what he says. His respect for the magic of movies is an inspiration for his teammates and he wishes to contribute his skills to this magical world through direction.
Props Master, India
This 22-year-old die-hard fan of Kannada cinema, has a distinctive knack of understanding and analyzing cinema. His vast knowledge about the industry makes him an encyclopedia of facts and figures .
Content Developer, India
An extrovert, Abishek Chandran subtly marked his entry as a filmmaker with his short film 302, which was nominated as one among the top ten critically acclaimed films at the International Film Festival, Rajasthan. His desire to make films has only increased with every passing day. Ask him what he loves most and without a thought he says, "Final Draft", a screenwriting software that he just cannot live without. He is currently working on a very unique short film script.
Web Designer, Entrepreneur, India
Madhav has over 15+ Years of industrial experience in Graphic Designing, Web Designing and UI and UX Development. He has designed over 300 websites with many awards in his kitty. He also runs a Creative Firm which caters to provide World Class Website Designing services in Bangalore.
He has provided a artistic Web Presence to Top Artists, Celebrities and Corporate Companies. He has a passion of making films and to experiment his creative prowess in this field too. He feels, MG Cinemas is the platform where he can explore his creative juices.
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Italian designer. He studied graphic design at "School Technique" of Benevento, where he graduated with a project entitled "Anatomy of the typeface." He continued his studies at ILAS of Naples where he studied Art Direction and Copywriting and where he attended a master classrooms in Graphic Design, he graduated in 2013. During his studies he met Cristiano Vicedomini and Denise Di Nardo and with them he created the project "Macride," a young adv agency. Then he returned to Benevento at his old graphics school, but this time as a teacher of visual communication. Teaching supports the freelance activities at his studio One Design. He worked for several international clients which appreciate his direct style, clean and essential, but not devoid of meaning and contents.
Specializing in branding, corporate identity, naming and packaging. His aim is always to create works that combines concepts with strong functional and solid executions.
In 2013 he won the Cread Portfolio Awards, his works has been published in several online galleries and inspirational books.
Actor, Creative Concept provider, India
From being a programme producer at Red FM to bagging a role in the first crowd funded Kannada film, Lucia, his journey into the world of cinema has been full of twists and turns. A stint with the numero uno European theatre director, Christian Stückl, in Germany; directing plays for Foray, a 15-member Mysore based theatre troupe; leading theatre in education initiatives and performances in plays and Kannada, English, Telugu and Tamil short films…mark his inroads into the filmy duniya. MG Cinemas comes as a natural progression in his scheme of things.
Art Director, India
Madhur Arya has conducted and attended Art shows/exhibition to showcase his Art skills. He has portrayed his art in various forms of shows like Fine Arts, Graffiti and Wall Arts and many more. He was part of awareness program (Organized by Colour Hands- Art Studio) through art for high school children about Nature and Environment. ( Garden City High School, Bangalore ) ( September 2011 )
To become a singer., that’s been her childhood dream. And MG Cinemas is what will help her realise this long cherished dream is what this mother of two will tell you. Bhavya currently resided in Australia and she has her active participation in the cultural programmes organised by the Melbourne Kannada Sangha to fall back on.
Production Coordinator, India
This young entrepreneur runs a fitness center in Bangalore . He is hoping to bring with him his business acumen to the team. Who can review a negative dot into his positive asset wwith his creative ideas and huge passion towrds the world of movies now heading towards MG Cinemas to bring the best out of them to pour the magic.
Beat Boxer, India
What started off at the age of 10 as an obsession has now made Abhishek the youngest Brand Ambassador for Adidas Originals. He has given beat boxing performances at innumerable corporate events, TV shows and for international artists like Akcent and Sean Paul. We are privileged to have him in our team.
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