Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Shitiz Srivastava, a Software engineer by qualification who soon found his calling in film world, decided to quit his Job as System Engineer at Infosys Mysore and came to Mumbai with mere Rs. 30, 000 in the name of bank balance. After a brief stint of struggle his destiny struck and he got his first job as assistant director on the sets of an Independent film called 'Love' directed by Abhineet Gogne.
One thing led to another, contacts started rolling and he got his next job as Assistant Art director in HMV SaReGaMa's production 'Soundtrack' released in 2011. Working under Art, he also did numerous Ad films like Cadbury's, Bombay Times, Aditya Birla Insurance, United Insurance, Hero Motors, real juice, Parachute oil, Maggi Noodles etc. for different Production houses. Sooner he landed the role of Assistant Director in National Award Winning Film Director Shivajee Chandrabhushan's Multi award Winning Indo-Russsian Film 'One more' based on Ice hockey.
In between all this he kept on doing independent work for himself which includes several short films, a corporate Ad film for Nokia Lumia 920, corporate films and finally taught himself Editing, Graphic designing, Visual effects, Sound, Website designing, Digital Cameras and many more things. He has extensive knowledge of Adobe software's like Premiere pro, After effects, Photoshop, Illustrator etc and got well versed with all dynamics of digital film making by working on Cameras like Canon 5D, 550D, Red epic etc.
Finally deciding to do what he came to Mumbai he decided to make his own film. To arrange for finances he made a promo for Youtube which instantly got hit on Facebook with several shares and many hits. Chipping in money from his own pocket, from friends and from a angel financier, Finally the film by the name 'Amphigori' was made, which is currently travelling in Film festivals and is due release in 2014. Apart from this he has also written a book by the same name called "Amphigory" which got global release though "Smashwords". He has also completed another film recently for PVR's Director Rare called 'LASAFOT' which is also due release in 2014.