Parallel Minds is the brainchild of noted actor and producer – Suriya Shivkumar, and Suraj Sadanah – who has years of experience in the advertising and feature films industries.
It is a part of 2D Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
A Mumbai based production house that came into being in May of 2014, we aim to bring international standards, quality, and treatment to advertising for all markets.
After years of the same ol’ scripts and stories, Suriya and Suraj decided to take charge and improve the quality of advertising. With Suriya’s years of experience in Chennai, and Suraj’s Bollywood expertise, we’ve created the perfect bridge to connect the two markets. With a base in Mumbai and another in Chennai, we have the ideal setup to execute projects in both markets. We hope to take matters into our own hands and give clients the best bang for their buck – putting the clients’ moneys into the ad film, rather than wasting it on cuts and commissions.
We make ads, and we make them look good.
Sharmistha Nag Sharmistha is a director who focuses on bringing out the best in her actors, and telling vivid stories through her work. With her understanding of characters, performance, storytelling, aesthetic and technical skills she strives to lend a fresh and personal touch to her films. Under the tutelage of film directors Nagesh Kukunoor and Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, and several prominent ad film directors, Sharmistha has amassed over 7 years of experience in the ad and film industry. You can view Sharmistha's work here
Vibhu Puri Vibhu is an award winning Indian film director. A graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India, Vibhu shot to fame after receiving accolades for his short-film Chabiwali Pocket Watch, both nationally and internationally. Having worked with famed film directors Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Vishal Bharadwaj, Vibhu has a knack for making quirky sets, aesthetically grand films, and turning simple projects into larger-than-life experiences. You can view Vibhu's work here
Varun Lalwani Varun has been working in the industry for more years than you have fingers. He has worked as 1st Assistant Director on some big projects with high profile directors like Rajkumar Hirani, R. Balki and many more. His ad portfolio contains more than 75 ad films as assistant director. He has worked on 11 feature films, over 75 ad films, and also directed a short film for the Green Batti Project. Be it a digital film, corporate AV, ad film or short, Varun certainly has what it takes to become a great director. You can check out his showreel here
Manav Malhotra Manav quit his law career and took up filmmaking at Prague Film School to find a fix for his creative urge. Armed with an education in Directing, Editing, Cinematography and Screen writing, Manav spent 4 years under the guidance of revered ad film directors Shoaeb and Ayyappa at Early Man Films. He has a knack for quick storytelling, and relies on his quirky disposition to satisfy his creative flair - which sometimes results in him making ads for real products as pet projects for himself. Stepping into the world of direction, Manav has the talent, experience, and uniqueness to tackle films for corporates, digital platforms and TV. You can view Manav's work here
The Hidden Minds (The Crew) Behind the scenes, we have a team of writers and directors who work with us on all of our projects. They tweak scripts, plan treatments and visualise shots, to ensure we deliver a fantastic final product. They’re our superpower.
Suraj is the executor of everything we do. He is the face of our production team and ensures everything is going swimmingly – at all times. He’s the head of our production team and is responsible for bringing everything together.
Vij has worked on over 100 ad films as Assistant Director, with a variety of production houses across Mumbai. As co-producer at Parallel Minds – he pulls the strings, brings home the bacon, and ensures everyone leaves set with a smile on their face.
As a production house, we care a lot about the final product. Probably even more than the people
paying us to make it. Which is why we get involved at every level:
Writing scripts from scratch
Re-writing scripts that just don't cut it
Assembling an effective team, best suited for the job.
...it's the whole shebang.
To achieve all of this, we’ve managed to pull in a dream team of creatives and directors, we call them our hidden minds. They're our little secret and you'll be in on it when you come work with us.
Call us, or drop us a line if you’d like to make something epic.
Something that both you, and we, can be proud of.
Send us your portfolio, or your resumé, if you’d like to be a part of our team.
The hidden minds can always use some more brainpower.
Address - 604, Landmark Platinum, S.V. Road, Bandra West, Mumbai - 400 050.
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