Shekhar Kapur is an Indian film director, actor and producer known for his works in international cinema.His directorial debut was the cult Bollywood film Masoom in 1983, which won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie for that year. He gained international recognition with the 1994 film Bandit Queen based on the life of infamous Indian bandit and politician Phoolan Devi, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie and Best Direction for that year. It was premiered in the Directors Fortnight section of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival. His historical biopics Elizabeth (1998) and The Golden Age (2007) won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and two Academy Awards. He has been the recipient of the Indian National Film Award, the BAFTA Award, the National Board of Review Award, and three Filmfare Awards. In 2010, he served as one of the Jury Members (International Competition) at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.
Prasoon Pandey (born 1961), is an Indian director of advertising films. Advertising Age listed him among the Top 100 advertising film directors of the world. Gunn Report ranked him at No. 24 in a list of the best and most awarded ad film directors in 2001. His One Black Coffee ad for Ericsson was the first Indian commercial to win at Cannes. Having finished his studies at National Institute of Design he worked as agency creative director at advertising agency Lintas before turning spot director after a client had asked him to direct a particular film himself. Prasoon Pandey is currently the director of his own production house venture, Corcoise Films, in Mumbai.
Nitesh Tiwari is an Indian writer, producer, and filmmaker who made his directorial debut with the 2011 light-hearted drama Chillar Party, which went on to win the National Film Award for Best Children's Film. His next venture was the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Bhootnath Returns in 2014, which he wrote for and also directed. In 2015, Nitesh turned producer for his wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s directorial debut Nil Battey Sannata, which he also wrote for. Nitesh’s next project was the biographical drama Dangal, starring Aamir Khan and Sakshi Tanwar in lead roles alongside newcomers Sana Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra. Nitish won the Filmfare Best Director Award at 62nd Filmfare Awards for Dangal.
Ed is an image and picture obsessive. He writes, is also a musician and takes lots of photographs. Ed came to directing from advertising where he was described as one of the most awarded creatives of his generation. Ed won first prize at the Young Director Award at Cannes. His work has been entered in to the USA's CLIO Hall of Fame and many of the UK's famed D&AD Annuals.