Adam, Co-Director/Co-Producer, is from Seattle, Washington and has been making films since the age of twelve with his father’s old VHS camera. He has written and directed several short films that have been circulated in the US festival circuit. He received the Mary Gates Scholarship for leadership in 2001 and started the University of Washington’s first improvisational theatre troupe. Adam has been professionally working as an Improviser since 2000 with the ensemble cast of Unexpected Productions in Seattle. Upon his move to Mumbai he has founded India’s first Improv Group known as Improv Comedy Mumbai and in 2011 was nominated as one of the people to watch in Mumbai by CNN. He currently assisted Star World in their first attempt of creating a pilot for Whose Line is it Anyways? India and is now helping in another production of an Indian Improv TV show. He has also taken the Indian Improv group to Amsterdam and Berlin for an international festival and tour.
Ruchika, Co-Director/Co-Producer, is of Indian roots, born and raised in Indonesia and Singapore. She has worked on several documentary projects as an editor and television series as a writer and director. Her directorial debut is “The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar”, a documentary in which she navigates through the complex system of arranged marriages in modern-day India. The film aired internationally on various television channels, including BBC World, and at women’s and international film festivals in 2012. Asides from production, Ruchika has worked on several community media projects with organizations such as Video Volunteers, WITNESS and WAVE, and as a new media producer with RealNetworks (Realplayer) in the Asia-Pacific region. She is interested in expanding her work in non-fiction storytelling by using interactive design and exhibiting on multiple platforms.
Manas, Producer, has 10 years experience in film development, production, marketing and distribution in India. He has worked as Production Consultant at Fox Star Studios (India) and prior to that as Executive Producer, with Bharatbala Productions (a leading production company in India) on development of Feature Films and production of several TV Commercials and Music Videos. Manas also distributed the Academy Award Winning Film, Lives of Others, in India. Manas is part of core team that started a film festival in Los Angeles (Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles), now in its 10th year. He also started a Film Club in Mumbai and executed one of the first ever Screen Writing Labs in India, along with Mumbai Mantra (part of the Mahindra group). Manas has recently started his own company, Banyan Tree Films, and is producing two feature documentaries (Beyond Bollywood & Maidaan). He recently released the highly acclaimed sports documentary FIRE IN BABYLON in theaters across India.
Producer: Manas Malhotra
Co-Producers: Adam Dow & Ruchika Muchhala
Co-Directors: Adam Dow & Ruchika Muchhala
Cinematographer: Adam Dow
Editor: Monisha Baldawa
Sound: Kamood Kharade
Additional Editors: Darren Lund & Atanu Mukherjee
Music Composers: Tarun Shahani & Vinayak Manohar