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Narayan Shi,an ace Film maker, Photographer and an avid traveler is an award winningCommunication Design graduate, from NID, Ahmedabad, 1997.He is a leading design professional in the areas of Film making, Animation, Art Direction, Visual Communication, Photography and teaching with over 20 years ofdiversework experience in India and abroad.
He has been honored withseveral prestigiousnational and international awards in recognition of his creative genius in Film making and Film Direction. His short animation film "Freedom Song" bagged several awardsinternationally:
- Golden Conch and the Critics award for Best Animation Film at Mumbai International Film festival, 2002
- Best Director award fromToonzAnimation India, Trivandrum, Kerala, 2002
- Best film award Japan Media Arts Festival, 2008
- Best film award at Ajijic International Film Festival, Mexico, 2000
- Grand prize at the 2000 INSEA Competition
- Best Animation film at the Japan Wildlife Film Festival, 2002
- Best Animation film at International Film Festival of Kerala, 2001
The film can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Vodf1ekcY
In 2003 his animated film "Freedom Song" Part two created for Children's Film Society of India wasshowcased at many Film festivals including Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles &Seoul Film Festival Korea.
"The Friend" is another such brilliant animation filmhe made for the Children's Film Society of India which was not only showcased at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in 2007, but was also awarded for Best Animation Film by ASIFA India on the occasion of International Animation Day in 2005.
Narayan Shi is the Founder Director and Producer at Purple Pictures,an independent production company producing high quality, innovative and distinctive Television Commercials, Print shoot, Feature Films, Documentaries, Corporate Videos and Music videos since its inception in 2004.
The studio's inventive approach with an advanced workflow and combination of state of the art software, hardware and support facility makes them a one stop shop for clients and agencies looking for a 360 degree solution provider for the advertisement and film industry, including services such as:
- Budgeting, Package & Negotiation deals
- Location Scouting & Recce
- VFX and SFX studio selections&Studio Bookings
- Recommending Crew& Technicians
- Camera, Electrical, Grips& other Equipment Rentals
- Talent Casting, Choreographers, Stylist & Stuntmen
- Facility/Set Design & Styling
- Pre-production, Shoot & Post-Production
- Packaging and Co Production Services
- Travel, Accommodation and filming permits
The company has produced 3000+television commercials and films across various industries includingFashion and Beauty, Hair and Skin care, Banking and Finance, Food and Beverages, Jewellery, Automobiles, FMCG, Lifestyle, Health and Hygiene, Baby care, Medicine, Petroleum, Travel & Tourism,Electrical and Electronics, Matrimonial, besides Public service advertisements on Prevention of Aids, Nature &Animal rights/protection etc.
The commercials include films for well-known brands such as Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Heinz India, Reckitt Benckiser India, Procter & Gamble , Dabur India, Dabur Middle East, Glaxosmithkline, Parle Agro Limited, ITC India, Colgate India, Hero cycles, Pepsi India, Coke India , yatra.com , goibibo.com, Kent India, Mankind, Emami India, Himalaya healthcare, Karbonn mobile, Nokia India, Panasonic India, Maruti India, Hyundai motor India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Syska India, NACO(Div. of Ministry of India's Health & Family Welfare) and many others.
He has directed several commercials casting famous celebrities includingKareenaKapoor, BipashaBasu, ShilpaShetty, HemaMalini, JuhiChawla, HumaQureshi, RichaChadda, Zareen Khan, Pareeniti Chopra, Priyanka Chopra, SonaliBendre, ShriyaSaron, KajalAgarwal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sunny Leone, Sharukh Khan, RanvirKapoor, ShahidKapoor, Irfan Khan,ImramHashmi, AmitabhBachchan, M S Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar andSauravGanguliamong several others.
The studio works closely with well reputed agencies in India and offshore to provide high end finished work across different genres of content. Some of their clients are Contract Advertising (India) Ltd, Everest Integrated Communications Limited, FCB-Ulka Advertising Ltd, Percept, JWT, Mudra Communications Ltd, McCann-Erickson India Ltd, Madison Advertising Pvt Ltd, Ogilvy, Publicis India, Law and Kenneth, Low Lintas, Rediffusion-DY&R, Saatchi & Saatchi Pvt Ltd andGrey Advertisingto name a few.
Narayan was already a BScgraduate from Calcutta University, 1992 when he joined NID.
After completion of NID he began his career at Channel V as aPromo Producer where he created several popular Channel V ID and Promotional films from 1997-2000.
In 1999 he also worked with Innovision in London where he designed and printed a book named "Innovision India".
He served as Freelance Graphic designer for Daewoo Motors, India in 1999.
He made the award winning animation film "Freedom song" for Famous's House of Animation, Mumbai, 1999.
He also served as Consultant and Creative Director to well-known TV channels such as DD Sports, Sahara TV and Zee TV, 1999-2000.
He lectured as Visiting Faculty at NID teaching Film Making for Communication design students, 2000 -2002.
Narayan also served as Visiting Faculty at NIFT Delhi for students of Fashion Communication design, 2002-2004. He played a pivotal role in structuring the Fashion Communication Designprogram at NIFT during this period.
In year 2000Narayan founded his first productionhouse "Final Frame" in Delhi that successfully produced Advertisement Films, Corporate films besides handling prestigious projects from the Government of India and popular Television Channels including National Geographic, Doordarshanand Zee TV until year 2004.
Narayan is internationally acclaimed for producing delightfully world class films in a timely and cost effective manner with thorough understanding and consistent focus on evolving target consumers.