I’m a 24 carat, pure, homegrown Bombayite.
The adventures began with me putting all the change in my pocket – and all of my sister’s savings – into a three minute version of an ambitious short film. This version won the Filmaka short film contest and helped me raise the resources for the 12 minute version, Uss Din. That film, starring Rajkumar Rao, was premiered at the United Nations Artivist Film Festival, and finally bagged a spot on the Times of India’s list of top ten short films made in India.
The next turn was directing ads, corporate films and music videos while writing on the side. In 2013, my corporate film for the German Orthopaedic Hospital won a total of five international awards from MARCOM, OMNI and INTERCOM.
In 2015 me and my gang formally consolidated ourselves into a production company, Bad Clown Productions. In the same year I wrote and directed my first web series ‘Man’s World’ with Yfilms. The 4 part series was produced in association with the United Nations Global Goals and Richard Curtis. In aggregate it garnered close to 7 million views.
No, I don’t have any friends in the United Nations.
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Bad Clown Productions
We don’t like working. We’ve tried, and it just never worked for us.
We love playing. From hide and seek to shooting-shooting (a game we played when we were kids. Shoe box for camera, torches as lights, you get the drift). It’s amazing how creative one can get when the idea is just to have fun. Mind you, all the responsibility was still there. You still had to hide well. You absolutely had to get your perfect shot or the seven-year-old director was going to throw a seven-year old’s fit. We never wanted the games to end.
That’s where Bad Clown Productions comes from. It is a production house that makes commercials, digital content, music videos, corporate films, all of that. Yeah. But honestly, it’s a tree house. It’s the place where we meet, huddle and think of the most outrageous ideas (like what if one day, all the men and women in the world switched places!).
We work with some of the best professional talent around. But that doesn’t stop us from picking up a still camera and doing something like this!
Filmmaking isn’t work for Bad Clown. It’s the game we will never stop playing.
Welcome to the tree house.