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Saptarshi Pratim
Motion Picture Photographer, Director and Editor

Born in Kolkata and educated in Delhi, Saptarshi is a multi tasking personality. A trained motion picture photographer from Vikshi Institute of Media Studies, Pune and editor from Aashirwad Audio Visuals, New Delhi. Over the last 13 years he has produced over 100 projects as Director of Photography, Director, Cameraman and Editor with different production houses and advertising agencies and international clients in the television and film industry. As a consultant for UN agencies, he has more recently been working as a documentary film maker in the social and economic sectors on several national and international projects.

In 2008, Saptarshi Pratim received the Best Photography Award in Philadelphia Short Film Festival, in the Fiction category.

Saptarshi’s recent projects include these films for UNICEF:

◦  'Lalita - A Karate Girl' a documentary film on girl child education in Bihar, India.
◦  Tsunami disaster - documentation in Nagapattanam, Tamil Nadu, India
◦  Assam flood and Bihar flood - Documentation for UNICEF India
◦  Mumbai Flood for UNICEF and worldwide broadcast Television: CNN, BBC, ...
◦  Gujarat Earthquake Documentation for UNICEF India for CAC film
◦  Girl Child Education spot with cricket star, UNICEF India ,co produced by AAV production for ESPN channel
◦  'Hum Honge Kamiyab' Girl Child Education for UNICEF India
◦  Female Foeticide Presentation film for UNICEF Mumbai with Army Medical College, Pune
◦  'The Assassin' a fiction short film on suicidal bomber - Best photography award in Philadelphia, US
◦  'Sparsh Jeene Ki Kala' - An HIV/Aids awareness program for peer educators ,UNICEF India
◦  Infant and Young Child Feeding - Short documentary on breast feeding
◦  Breast Crawl - Initiation of breastfeeding through Breast Crawl - English
    breastcrawl.org - Currently translated in Marathi, Spanish, Italian and Indonesian
◦  Bal Vikas Kendra - Child Development centre, Documentary for UNICEF India, Rajmata Jijau Mother and child Nutrition Mission

Other recent projects:

◦  Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) film for Government of Maharashtra Nutrition Mission
◦  Video documented a story on HIV/AIDS for fundraising, UNICEF India
◦  Documentation and creative Audio/ Video designer for international clients; U.K. Netcom from 2005-2007

Director of Photography, Associate Director and Creative Designer:

◦  'Bazm–e- Khawateen' – A women based daily non-fiction soap for ETV Urdu
◦  'Dastarkwan' - A cooking show for ETV Urdu
◦  'Mantonama' - A fiction based story of Saadat Hussain Monto - Telefilm for ETV Urdu - Editor & Associate Director
◦  'City of Minarets' - In Culture and Heritage of Egypt, Piligrimage places in and around Cairo
◦  Parsoli Corporation - stock market associates Documentary
◦  'Torchbearer' a story of a philanthropist, Documentary film by CAC production
◦  Industries Ltd., Escort Firm Tractor corporate film - Coke A/V for Chaitra Leo Burnett
◦  'Chai Nasta' - New cooking show by Chef Rajiv Sethi for Sanjeev Kapoor ‘s Khana Kajana Pvt. Ltd. - Mirch Masala from Star plus 2007-08
◦  'Shakti' - a women's magazine - Sab TV Marathi daily non fiction Soap - 2007 - Adwiser Production House
◦  'Star Maaja' a celebrity cooking show - 2008
◦  National awareness programme on Malnutrition – a message by Aamir Khan – 2007

 

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