Ankur Bhatnagar

Mumbai, India

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A software engineer, Ankur realised there is more to this life than code. The desire to create something more tangible and meaningful drove him to take a risk. Changing track he joined Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications where he learnt the theory and techniques of filmmaking.

Flagging off the adventure as an assistant director to filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Ankur gained tremendous experience while assisting on almost a hundred ad films and soon moved up the ladder to direct ads & corporate films.

Ankur is adept at casting having successfully sourced actors, models and untrained professionals in a varied set of circumstances from a one-room rural school, to mountain villages, corner offices, street corners and malls.

He has gained exposure on International projects on films for brands like Maggi and HP Printers shot in Malaysia giving him an opportunity to learn the workings of international productions.

In his time at Dungarpur Films, Ankur has worked on films shot in the studio as well as on locations all over India. Location scouting is also one of his core competencies having shot on locations as diverse as Varanasi, Udaipur, Ladakh, Goa, Badami, Wai, Rameswaram, Ooty, Palakkad and many more.

Ankur has had to work closely with the storyboard artist and the art director to ensure the faithful rendition of the director’s vision.

Some of the notable campaigns/films that Ankur has been a part of are - Nestle Maggi, Star Plus, Britannia, Pureit, ICICI, Rin, Dominos, Ashok Leyland, L&T, GNIIT, Tata Nano, Surf Excel, Volkswagen, KFC, Honda, HP, Kotak, DBS Bank, CIBIL, Zee, Reliance, Flipkart, Asian Paints, Shopper’s Stop, Kellogg’s, etc

Ankur directed a film for World Health Partners (WHP) that has special significance for him; along with directorial responsibilities, he was intimately involved in bringing this film to fruition. From the scripting to the visualization; from the rural location to the post-production, Ankur poured himself into this project.

With editing proficiency and directorial experience coupled with a fresh perspective, Ankur assures the complete package to clients in so far as translating a client’s nascent vision into the moving medium.