Sajeed A is a filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in producing edgy youth content across fiction and
non-fiction. Early this year his short "The Man Who Planted A Forest" was awarded with rave reviews by
Jackson Wild, CITE'S, UNDP and many prestigious film festivals across the world like the Ekotop,
In The Palace Short Film Festival and many more. The shows he has created iconic shows for MTV,
101 India and for brands like Vice, Netflix, Hotstar has become synonymous with youth subculture in India.
His horror reality show, the first of its kind in India has received IDPA, ITA and Asian Television Awards.
He was previously Video Head at 20th Century Fox’s initiative, 101 India, a content platform and agency for creating digital franchises and intellectual properties. As a part of it, he had created several award-winning properties under sub-culture, counter-culture, crime, horror themes and documentary shorts for bluechip brands.
In 2020, he has been chosen as the global top 10 filmmakers of the decade by Diversity in Cannes and was felicitated at Writers Guild of America, Los Angeles. He regularly consults as a creative director for leading production agencies in India and abroad.
Vinay Datla has a knack for finding unique and compelling stories that suit and surprise broadcasters, brands and OTTs.
Trained as a wildlife filmmaker and with experience of working in UK, Malaysia and India on various productions, his credits include viral videos, campaigns and critically acclaimed shows, short documentaries for CNN, Al Jazeera, National Geographic, History, et al.
He successfully lead crowdfunding campaigns that include sending India’s women hockey team to their first international tournament; raising ₹36 lakhs (~$50,000) in a record nine days, conducted a social awareness campaign on breast cancer hitting over 10 million impressions and produced several viral videos and short documentaries. When he is not in the jungle being a modern Mowgli fixing camera traps on top of trees, he is lost in urban jungle researching and developing shows.