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Aaditi Kulshreshtha
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AADITI DUTT

VISUAL STORYTELLER
ABOUT :

With 13+ years of industry experience as a multimedia content creator, I have been visually communicating stories for brands through art, film, photography, animation, visual effects and social media platforms. To me, these mediums are simply digital tools that allow me to paint in pixels instead of with paint.

 

I have always been amazed by the power of visuals - photographs can change the world and illustrations can plant seeds of ideas that can inspire revolutions. Therefore, I am keen to use my skills as an illustrator to create images for positive social change.

 

Having collaborated with leading global brands, travelled to 20+ countries and called 7 cities across the world my home, I have developed an international perspective on the nuances of visual storytelling.

 

Brands who have trusted me in the past include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, EY Foundation, ADIDAS (India & Global), ITC Hotels, Conde Nast Traveller, Jet Airways, Disney and Bollywood Directors. 

​Over the years my work has won accolades, i.e. 2 short films screened at Cannes Court Métrage & photographs published by the United Nations.

BACKGROUND :

2021 onwards: Founder & CEO, Undream.

  • 'Undream' is a Virtual Reality app designed to improve mental fitness. The app is based on cognitive neuroscience and uses game-based-learning tools to make mental fitness more accessible, easier and more engaging than ever before.

2016 to 2021: Independent Director & Photographer.

  • Clients: ADIDAS (Global, India), Akasa Air (Animation), EY Foundation, Wide Angle Films, ITC Hotels, Khan Academy, World for All (NGO), Voice of Stray Dogs (Dog Sanctuary), Azure Solar Power, Jet Airways, Experience Co. etc.

2020 to 2021: Head of Brand Communications, Content Marketing & Partnerships

  • Employers: Voice of Stray Dogs and Freedom Tree.

Jan 2016 to Sep 2016: VFX Creative Director & Associate Director for Feature Films.

  • Feature Films: Mirzya (2016); Mere Pyare Prime Minister (2018); and 5 more feature films (in-development). 
     

Nov 2012 to Oct 2015: Pre Production Supervisor & CG Supervisor.

  • Employer: Prana Studios.

  • Films & Clients: Disney, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Saving Santa, Mirzya, Byomkesh Bakshy, Tinker Bell series etc.

Jul 2009 to Dec 2012: Independent Visual Effects Artist, London and Remote.

  • Employer: Squint/Opera, London (Digital Artist & Architectural Visualisations) and Foster + Partners, London.

  • Clients: L7 Pictures (Dreamworks Team), West Ham Olympic Stadium, Okido (Animation), Wide Angle Films etc.

AWARDS :

FILM DIRECTION: 

  • ADIDAS (Global) selects my Documentary ‘Mumbai: Always Running’ as one of the Top 7 films worldwide. It was also the only Indian film to have ever been selected at this Global platform.

  • Festival de Cannes - Cannes Court Métrage Film Selection for ‘The End of It’.

  • West Chester International Film Festival - Best Documentary Film for ‘Nepal Heroes’.

  • West Chester International Film Festival - Winner - Best Drama for ‘Nepal Heroes’.

  • Best Shorts Film Competition - Winner - Award of Merit for 'Nepal Heroes'.

  • Impact Docs Film Festival - Winner - Award of Merit for 'Nepal Heroes'.

  • IndieFEST Global Film Competition - Winner - Award of Merit for 'Nepal Heroes'.

  • My Hero International Film Festival - Winner - Unsung Heroes for 'Nepal Heroes'.

  • Anthony Minghella Award Nomination for Best Short Film for ‘Mise en Abime’.

  • Festival de Cannes - Cannes Court Métrage Film Selection for 'Mise en Abime’.

PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • Voted Top #7 International Photographers by Photocrowd.

  • Ranked as one of World’s Top 100 Pet Photographers by The Pet Photographers Club.

  • Selected as a Featured Photographer for the WestPhoto Agency and Library Launch, London.

EDUCATION :

Entrepreneurship - London Business School

  • Graduated as one of the Top #7 Finalists from amongst a batch of 75 International Students and pitched my business to 2 Industry Panels.

Science Communication Scholar - Creature Conserve, USA.

Escape Studios, London, UK - Compositing Professional - Visual Effects Professional Certificate Course.

University of Westminster, London, UK - BA (First Class Hons) Contemporary Media Practice (on Scholarship based on Merit).

  • Studied Film, VFX and Animation, Photography.

  • Ranked Top 3 for my Graduate Thesis.

Mayo College (MCGS), Ajmer, India.

  • I.C.S.E. 92% aggregate and 90% Grade Aggregate in ISC.

  • 98% Grade, National Highest in Fine Art.

  • Elected School Vice-Captain; Art & Craft Society President; Student Council Member; School All-Rounder (twice); House Vice-Captain, House Prefect.

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