Shravan Regret Iyer
Multimedia Journalist and Filmmaker in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Shravan Regret Iyer, is an Indian born Multimedia journalist and filmmaker specialised in environment, wildlife and development beats.
He inherits his father's limitless ambition to explore new territory in his area of activity.
Shravan is best known for writing and filming series of short mobile documentary films on environment and wildlife issues.
Shravan has filmed and photographed in the rainforests of Madagascar, Himalayan mountain Kingdom of Bhutan, tropical islands of Sri Lanka, Eastern coast of Japan, temple city of Cambodia, island city-state Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Shravan Regret Iyer’s work as an author has strong parallels with his journalistic career. In 2010 he authored ‘The Curse of the Sickle’ a book on the genetic disorder rampant among the Soliga tribes of BR Hills. In 2012, after travelling across South India, he authored ‘Explorer - South India’ a book on the unexplored travel destinations in Southern states of India. His recent publication ‘Natural Quest’ features the most fascinating stories from the natural world, such as the mysteries of a frog’s lifecycle, the strange biology of a firefly and many more.
Shravan holds a Master’s degree in Media and Communication studies from Christ University, a specialized certificate course on Environmental Management from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication from Manipal University, a diploma in Print and Web Journalism with specialization in Development Journalism from the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) and a diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PESPT. Shravan is an active researcher and presenter in these areas and has authored and presented many research papers.
In 2014, Shravan was chosen as a cultural ambassador of India for Japan as part of the Japan International Cooperation Center program. In 2013 he won Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival award for his mobile documentary featuring the traditional lifestyle of Iruliga tribes of Ramanagara. Shravan also holds a national record for stop-motion documentary film with most photographs.
His interest in writing, filmmaking, and photography and the desire to tread virgin paths augurs well for his progress in the chosen medium. - AK