Chottu in I Am Kalam I Am Kalam
Produced by Smile Foundation
Concept and Direction by Nila Madhab Panda

Nila Madhab Panda

Nila Madhab Panda is one of India's innovative and emerging generation film makers. He has produced and directed over 60 shorts, documentaries, television drama and films for national broadcasters, the BBC, Discovery Channel, NGC and private producers. 12 years of experience in documentary and television have given him a strong understanding of contemporary storytelling methods. His films have won him several awards. He has also served on the juries of several national and international film festivals. Most of his films have unique insights drawn from his life, which has been a long journey from a village based in a tribal area of India, to metropolitan cities across the globe. A story he encountered while shooting for a documentary, which later on went to take on the shape of a Feature Film called 'I am Kalam', is all set for release early this year. The film is a new wave world cinema from India. The film has already been highly appreciated by global audiences, with the international distribution channels giving it high priority, and is in competition in 16 international film festivals, including BFI London Film Festival, Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the International Film Festival in Goa.

Apart from his films and numerous awards, he has also received a UK Film Fellowship and United Nations Media Fellowship, and has been awarded by the British Council's Creative Futures Programme in 2007.

In 1998 Madhab founded Eleeanora Images, a multimedia organisation producing diverse and cutting edge films based out of India. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the 'India Screenwriting Lab', which focuses on creating quality scripts for Indian Cinema, with the British Council, Saregama, PAL and the EU Media International Programme. It's a result of his focused efforts, that has started off a sort of a movement towards creating 'New Wave Indian Cinema', which is changing the very face of 'Bollywood'. He also is the Indian Creative Associate for the UK Arts Council funded 'Moti Roti 360 Degrees'.

Madhab can be reached at
+91-9811320557     |     nmp2020@gmail.com |     www.eleanoraimages.com