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Name: Saimanish Prabhakar 

Hometown: Chennai, India

Living: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Studying Towards: BA Honours in Film and Television Production (University of Hertfordshire)

Experience: 4 years experience in directing, cinematography, editing and writing

Endorsed by: Lauren Noble

Proudest moment in your career?

Creating an international award winning film about the environment with the help of some amazing kids from a rural village in India.

Quote to live by in your industry?

"Your Job is to get your audience to care about your obsessions"

 Martin Scorsese

Five things we need to know about you?

  1. I create films that shine light on social issues that are often discarded by mainstream media.

  2. Listening to Hans Zimmers' Cornfield Chase, No Time for Caution and Time musical pieces when I wake up is a morning ritual.

  3. My films have won IMDb accredited awards from 9 different countries including; USA, United Kingdom, India, UAE, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia and Australia. 

  4. I have been lucky enough to be featured on several publications across the UAE including: Khaleej Times, Gulf News, City Times, Broadcast Pro ME, City 1016 FM, Dubai Eye 103.8 FM and Channel 4 Dubai FM. 

  5. What drew me into film was the idea that I could take a simple dream of mine and convert that into a fictional concept for the world to see. 




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