In a world where constructive stories occupy less media space, Tuning Fork Films looks to find and tell stories that can inspire. We are dedicated to creating content which instigates conversations, widens perspectives and connects the disjointed lives we live today. Tuning Fork Films strength lies in in-depth research and the ability to draw interconnections between various phenomena.
Our work is spread over the confluence of two streams – creating films and facilitating filmmaking workshops. It looks to use film fundamentally, as a tool for social change by making films and creating filmmakers!
Ankit Pogula is filmmaker, video trainer, knowledge seeker and an explorer based out of New Delhi. An alumnus of Mass Communication and Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Ankit has been using film as a medium to engage with urban and rural communities over the last 12 years on issues of Identity, Education, Development and Environment. His passion for teaching film has led to him facilitating filmmaking workshops for a wide range of people from corporate professionals, change-makers to children of a Tiger Reserve. Motivated by a mission to widen our narrow modern day perspectives, Ankit has been facilitating workshops on self exploration, reality and social change. He shuttles between directing films to designing new educational content like the Happiness Curriculum for Delhi Govt Schools.
Pulkita Parsai is an independent filmmaker, editor and an alumnus of Mass Communication & Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. A creative person who shoots and edits as fast as a kettle boils! Pulkita has worked at the Delhi CommonWealth Games 2010 and Small Screen films, which has produced some very successful shows like ‘Highway on my Plate’. Pulkita has been facilitating workshops on filmmaking and culture with various schools and colleges in Delhi and is a freelance editor.
Anshul Uniyal is an Independent Cinematographer and studied cinematography at Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata. Passionate about photography, traveling, the hills and motorbikes, his explorations have taken him through diverse places helping him understand the beauty and diversity of cultures and people. The films he has shot have been screened at various film festivals, including Cannes.
Sumit Sisodiya is a Video Editor and Camera person based out of Delhi. He works with Dusty Foot Production, an award winning production house making Environmental & Wildlife films. Sumit over many years has shot films on Dams & Displacement, Right to Information, Education, Labor & Livelihoods, Land accusation & more recently Wildlife. He has also made films for organizations like SRUTI, Youth Collective, Abhivyakti, Manzil and others. A environment enthusiast, Sumit looks at making many more social and environmental films in the future.
Swati Khanna has been involved with EarthCare Films, an Environmental and Wildlife Production house based in Delhi for the last few years. She has also assisted on films for other organisations on Environment and Wildlife. Swati has been handling production and co-ordination for International productions like The Amazing Race and others in India and has also facilitated film workshops as part of Earth Care Outreach for PVR-NEST and others.
Shreya Kakria is a passionate photographer and an avid film lover. Her love for birds and animals sometimes overpowers her love for human beings! A quiet person and a silent observer, you get to know her more as time goes by. Shreya has been working as an Assistant Director, Production Coordinator and facilitating film workshops at Tuning Fork Films.
Vinod Sreedhar sees himself primarily as a communicator/ facilitator. He founded Journeys with Meaning, the India-based social enterprise that offers earth-friendly journeys featuring inspiring environmental and social solutions. With close to 20 years of experience in making sustainable living accessible to people, he sees the power and possibilities inherent in storytelling. In his formative years, he has been a music composer, composing music for many ads, short films and documentaries and facilitates film workshops with Tuning Fork Films.
Sachi Maniar is a filmmaker based out of Mumbai. She has been making documentaries, music videos, TV commercials and short films since she was 18. She was selected as a Metta Mentors Fellow 2009 at Berkley, U.S., where she made a feature length documentary on non-violence. Sachi is passionate about service, traveling, trekking and photography. Sachi has worked in Mumbai with Yash Raj Film and many ad production houses and as part of Global Rickshaw has made films for Pratham, Naaz Foundation, Friends without Borders and others.
Bhamati Sivapalan is a Delhi based freelance videographer & editor. She is an alumni of MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia after which she worked as a video correspondent with tehelka.com. She is uniquely drawn to the audio-visual medium, which is perhaps why she is yet to drift away from the happy circumstance of being a video professional. On most good days, she would love nothing better than teaching editing to fellow enthusiasts in sleepy hill towns.