Prachi Mokashi
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Prachi Mokashi

Independent Filmmaker/EditorLondon, United Kingdom
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Prachi Mokashi

Independent Filmmaker/EditorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a filmmaker and editor currently working in London and India. I have worked in the corporate sector for companies such as Disney, Turner, and Google. I have also been commissioned by organisations such as the Ford Foundation, Kadak Collective, and educational institutions like the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to make documentary films. I studied filmmaking at the National Institute of Design (India) as part of my undergraduate degree and film studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (UK) for my masters. If you would like to get in touch or are looking to collaborate on a project, please contact me via email at: prachi.mokashi@gmail.com
Projects
  • Departures
    Departures'Departures' is an experiential representation of the geographical, temporal, and emotional ellipses that often manifest amongst itinerants caught between multiple worlds. Through imagery collected over the last few years, I investigate both the junctions and divergences that threaten to fracture and simultaneously bind my memories and identities. Commissioned by the Kadak Collective, this multimedia piece is my contribution to their anthology that seeks to explore the theme of being a Bystande
  • Waiting for a Storm
    Waiting for a StormThe chars of the Brahmaputra are a curious geographical feature of the river - they are small, temporary land masses, almost like islands, that appear and disappear seasonally due to erosion. They are also places that many immigrant communities of Assam call home. They farm on the transient land masses and raise their families there as well. 'Waiting for a Storm' explores this ephemeral relationship between the chars and their residents through the prism of two different subjects - Amjad Ali, a farmer who lives on such a char and Sahjahan Hussain, a young activist from the mainland who is working for land rights of the char dwellers. Through their voices, the film navigates questions of identity and reform. And as their paths converge, Amjad and Sahjahan's future remains as uncertain as the receding landscape surrounding them.
Projects credited in
  • Malala Fund YouTube Channel
    Malala Fund YouTube ChannelLike. Subscribe. Amplify girls' voices. Malala Fund works to break down the barriers that keep 130 million girls around the world from going to school. Our task is to bring the same energy and inspiration to its YouTube channel with Roll Call, a new content series featuring Malala and other extraordinary young women who are fighting for their right to learn and lead. Over the coming year, we’ll help them create the stories they believe need to be told; stories about conflict, genocide, inequ
  • International Day of The Girl - Sonam's Story
    International Day of The Girl - Sonam's StoryOn International Day of the Girl, we were happy to see our 4-film series for YouTube Impact Lab go live. Each film highlights the story of an Indian girl or young woman who is creating an immediate impact on her community through education. We were thrilled to work with four inspiring non-profits to find these stories and it is a privilege to help spread the word about their work. This film is about Sonam, a remarkable girl, who lives in Uttar Pradesh. Find out more here: https://www.youtube
Work history
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    Video EditorAcross the Pond
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Across the Pond is a video content agency based in London, San Francisco and Singapore. I’ve worked with them as a freelance video editor at their San Francisco and London offices on films, promos and branded content for clients such as Google, YouTube and Malala Fund.
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    DirectorTalking Heads
     - Mumbai, IndiaFull Time
    I co-founded Talking Heads, a production house in Mumbai, which focused on non-fiction branded content. I wrote, directed, produced and post-produced episodic content and promotional material for television channels like Epic Channel, Star Movies Select, Disney and Turner, India.
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Skills
  • Film/video Editing
  • Photography
  • Promo Film
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Research
  • Teaching
  • Illustration
  • Film Direction
  • Documentary Film
  • Content Creatiion
Education
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    MA in Global Cinemas and the TransculturalSchool of Oriental & African Studies
     - London, United Kingdom
    The MA programme at SOAS has helped nurture my interests in world cinema, film theory, and academic research and writing. Having filmmaking skillsets was an additional benefit which helped me explore and understand the world of film studies from a more intuitive perspective.
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    BDes in Film and Video Communication DesignNational Institute of Design
     - Ahmedabad, India
    The National Institute of Design (NID) is India's most prestigious design college, which offers a wonderful four-year undergraduate programme in filmmaking. My student films were well appreciated and my documentary film, 'Saraai', made as part of my classroom project won several accolades in film festivals across India.
Awards
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    Official Selection - 'Waiting for a Storm'King's College London
    Screened as part of 'Water In Indian Cinema', Tagore Centre for Global Thought, King's India Institute, KCL, London, 2017.
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    Official Selection - 'Waiting for a Storm'Tokyo University of the Arts
    Selected for Tales and Fables from India and Japan Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan, 2015.
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