Kalpana, the interpretation of my name is 'imagination' which led me to set a theme for my life – 'Embrace Imagination, Ease Humanity'.
Films are an insight to human imagination and have an undeniable power to move us. It has an ability to break cultural, lingual and social barriers and cross boundaries to create a powerful message. From an awe-inspiring sight of humankind's first steps on the Moon to the touching final scene of Children of Heaven where Parviz Malekzaade fills the screen with perfect visuals of Ali immersing his feet into a water pool in their courtyard to the gut-wrenching images of three college students charred to death near Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu in 2000.
I express. I pen thoughts. I capture moments. I make videos. I formulate strategies. I develop models. I voice opinions. I create experiences.I discover uniqueness. I craft stories that people all over the world can connect with.I still use pencil and paper for best ideas to emerge.I play with a string of characters for the taste of tasty words.I am crazy about pretty colours, but I do love monochrome.
I speak five languages – English, Chinese, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
I am constantly on a little adventure looking to shape my projects to make a difference, to alter perceptions and to result in actions for the good of all.
Armed with a degree in Visual Communication, I ventured into a world of moving images by joining a non-profit organization as a Producer. I spent more than six years in scripting, producing and directing real stories and real visuals to help spread the awareness and impact of positive social action. Three years back, I joined an engineering company as a Communications Specialist where I am harnessing the power of visual medium to prepare an engaging workforce and loyal stakeholders.
Both of my roles are little different, yet held together by that connecting strand called communication. I have gathered extensive international experience, working with people from many countries. This resulted in learning cross-culture approaches and methods for various projects. In addition to this, I have also got an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding about the power of communication by attending conferences in Cambodia and Denmark.
I deeply believe that the my unique mix of experience in public and private sector will help me to attain my destination – creating motion pictures that transform the lives of the individuals.