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Prachi Mokashi

Independent Filmmaker

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDirector - Film - Editor - Film - Researcher - Film

Skills

  • Film/video Editing
  • Photography
  • Promo Film
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Research
  • Teaching
  • Illustration
  • Film Direction
  • Documentary Film
  • Content Creatiion

Work history

2016

Director

Talking Heads

Jan 2014 - Aug 2016
  • Mumbai, India
  • Full 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.

2014

Director - Film

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Mumbai, India
  • Freelance
  • I received the Early Career Film Fellowship from TISS and directed a 46-minute documentary called 'Waiting For A Storm' that explored the lives of farmers and activists in Assam, North-East India. The film has been shown at several film festivals in India and abroad.

2014

Creative

The Walt Disney Company

Jul 2010 - Jan 2014
  • Mumbai, India
  • Full Time
  • I wrote, directed and edited television promo campaigns for Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior (India).

Education

2017

MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural

School of Oriental and African Studies

Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
  • 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.

2009

BA in Film and Video Communication Design

National Institute of Design

Jun 2005 - Dec 2009
  • 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

2017

Official Selection - 'Waiting for a Storm'

King's College London, UK

  • Screened as part of King's India Institute's special independent documentary screenings.

2015

Official Selection - 'Waiting for a Storm'

14th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Bristol UK

2015

Official Selection - 'Waiting for a Storm'

Tales and Fables from India and Japan Film Festival, Japan

2013

Official Selection - 'Saraai'

Film South Asia Kathmandu, Nepal

2010

Official Selection - 'Saraai'

Mumbai International Film Festival

2010

Official Selection - 'Saraai'

Persistence Resistance, New Delhi, India

2009

Best Student Film - 'Saraai'

Indian Documentary Producers Association