A hungry and foolish filmmaker's personal journey into clichéd idealism - Create, Provoke, Transform

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by Oindrila Ghosh on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Interactive Media & Cinema

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Technical level


Sharing my story of striving to create personal and societal transformation through my films, and inviting collaboration for my upcoming dream project


The last decade has seen a behavioral phase shift of unprecedented scale, with millions, perhaps billions of people the world over turning to social media in search of stories, inspiration and friendship. I can say with pride that I have ridden this storm of change, and it isn’t nearly over, yet: From a successful, conventional, even boring career as a content head in leading television networks, to a risky yet thrilling journey as an independent filmmaker creating thought-provoking brand films that many of you have seen on your social media feed, “liked”, wept to or smiled upon, and forwarded (or not).

My journey is fueled by a burning passion for films, and the conviction that film has the power to provoke change in the collective thinking of society. It has been a long and arduous voyage, dotted with failures and successes, inexorably leading up to this: A full-length independent feature film that will provoke more thought, nudge more lives, reach out and touch more people than I have dared to dream of before.

Be a part of my talk if you have dreamed, and if you have died a little every day to nurture your dreams.


You may say that I’m a dreamer,
but I’m not the only one.

Speaker bio

https://www.linkedin.com/in/oindrilaghosh/ The speaker has spent nearly 19 years in Broadcast Media, Film Productions and Brand Communication. The speaker is a filmmaker, content creator & producer, brand communication expert and traditional & new media content strategist. In the past she had held content head’s positions in Turner Entertainment Networks, India, Zee Entertainment, INX (9XM) Media, Mudra Communications, Save The Children etc. She had launched Chhota Bheem on Pogo, during her tenure in Turner.


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