Oasis Motion Pictures (OMP) produces and creates original content for both the domestic and international market. OMP has projects on the anvil for both markets across the board. We have a commitment to bring the essence of a story tempered by the vision of the director to the screen without compromises.
OMP seek to put out films of various genres and scales and treat each project on its own terms and merits.
India has one of the most diverse geographies with deserts, long coastlines, expansive plains and the highest mountain ranges in the world. With the largest film industry in the world India also has state of the art equipment, an English-speaking support crew and intensive experience working with various foreign crews.
OMP brings under one umbrella production, co-production or executive production. We bring over a decade of experience working with foreign productions, handling huge crews of one of the biggest TV shows in the world, shows like The Amazing Race and Ice Road Truckers. Having worked exclusively with international crews we are most comfortable with the work ethics involved in such productions.
Our number one priority is to offer at all times world class service which enables our partners to have an efficient and comfortable experience throughout the journey of their project. In this endeavor we are direct, honest, transparent, and fair in all our dealings.
Our production services can be broadly categorized under two heads:
OMP works with producers across the world to co-produce films for the international market. We look at co-producing films that have an Indian element, this could be in terms of cast, script, location, culture, or contextual elements.
We provide the complete suite of line producing facilities. We line produce films which require cross border resources in distribution, marketing, financing, talent, crew or location. Our promise to international producers is a transparent line production facility in India.
We currently have 3 projects under development
Details coming soon !
Gaurav Dhingra, Managing Director & Producer : Gaurav's tryst with the media began dramatically when in 2001 he landed in Mumbai to learn the ropes of the Hindi Film Industry. He joined a production house as a Light Boy and worked on more than 150 advertisements. Before long Kaleidoscope founder, Bobby Bedi spotted him and asked Gaurav to work with him. Since then, Gaurav has gone on to work on Feature Films including Saathiya, Maqbool, American Daylight, The Rising and Rang De Basanti. He has worked on Pandora Films' Valley of Flowers, Jain Studios' For Real, and on Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra's Delhi–6. He has also worked on the under production film 19 Steps.
Over the years, Gaurav has worked in every department under Production. Since 2004, Gaurav has been working as the primary Line Producer for international productions such as CBS' The Amazing Race, AXN's The Amazing Race – Asia and BBC's The Search. He was the Indian producer for History channel's highest rated reality show Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads. In 2008, he set up Mixed Media Productions with his associate Aparna Sanyal. In 2010, the company was re-branded and became Oasis TV. Now, he has founded Oasis Motion Pictures to concentrate on the feature film paradigm. With over a decade long experience in producing Indian as well as international content, Gaurav brings all his experience to concentrate on feature length fiction content with Oasis Motion Pictures.
Aparna Sanyal, Producer : Aparna began her career in 1999 with Crossfire, the first and longest running weekly television debate on Economics and Business on Indian television. She then went on to work under Satinder Bindra, the Bureau Chief for CNN, New Delhi. In 2003, she shifted gears and moved into the documentary space. Over the next two years, she worked on a number of documentaries, both independent and for television, including a series for the BBC, Business Bizarre. She also worked with Actor/Director Nandita Das on a series of public social advertisements on education.
In 2005, Aparna joined Times Now as the head of the Features/Programming department at their Delhi office. She also produced documentaries on Politics, the Partition of India as well as a 20 part series about and for young Indians. Aparna in association with Earthcare Films produced a film about Climate Change in the Sundarbans region. She also conducts workshops on Digital Storytelling and filmmaking for the development sector. Tedhi Lakeer – The Crooked Line (2002), co-directed by her, was one of the first films made in India on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized homosexuality in India. In 2008, she set up Mixed Media Productions with Gaurav. In 2010, the company was re-branded and became Oasis TV.
Aparna is one of the jurors for the UNICEF ABA CASBAA International Child Rights Films Award. She is also working on a documentary on Schizophrenia, commissioned by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust.
Sreejith Karnaver, Creative Producer / Writer : Sreejith has been working as a writer, cameraman, content developer, filmmaker and design consultant for the last 8 years. He has worked as content developer for various campaigns for Elder Pharmaceuticals, Adlabs (a film distribution company), Anchor white toothpaste, Mumbai Lions Club's Aids Initiative and web-based video oriented campaigns for the agency Bellyful of dreams. He has also been part of the crew for Slumdog Millionaire, where he worked as the B-roll producer for the behind the scenes of the film.
Sreejith passed out of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata in 2004 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Direction and Screen-playwriting. He started his career when still a student directing and producing a documentary for PSBT. Since then he has worked in various capacities in Indian and International projects as producer, director, writer and cameraman. Having had a journalism background he has done a significant amount of content writing for audiovisual as well as print media. He has also had a brief stint working as Brand Manager for an IT company In Doha, Qatar.
Mukul Khattar, Line Producer : After completing his Post Graduation in film and television from the School for Convergence Mukul started his career with Kaleidoscope pictures in its Development cell. At Kaleidoscope he contributed to the development of feature films and video game content for mobiles. Following his stint at Kaleidoscope Mukul joined WSG Pictures and worked in the direction team of the National Award Winning film Dharm. At WSG he also worked on other feature length projects like Good Sharma and Happi. During this time Mukul made a few short films with Maverick Media for Tata Tea's online campaign www.jaagoindia.org.
Mukul has also work as on international projects like Bardsongs (Directed by Sander Francken, a two time Golden Calf winning Dutch director) and Heartland (Directed by Emmy Award winning director Fred Holmes). Following this, Mukul worked as a Production Co-ordinator for the series Ice-road Truckers: Deadliest Roads. This show went on to get the highest ratings for History Channel, USA. His One Minute Art Video The Pianist was published on theoneminutes.org and later broadcast on Amsterdam's National Channel. His short film Mirror was the finalist at the Voyage Film Festival, New Delhi. Other than films and television, Mukul has a passion for photography. His book 'Get the Facts - Photography' has been published by Scholastic India.
Rajneesh Mongia, Associate Producer : Rajneesh Monga completed his Diploma in Production, Direction & TV Journalism from the Asian Academy of Film & TV in 2000. After a brief stint as a Production Assistant on India's first breakfast show, Subah Savere (Moving Pictures), Rajneesh shifted base to Mumbai in late 2000.
Rajneesh began work as an Assistant Sound Editor & Foley Artist. With four years of experience, Rajneesh became an independent Sound Editor and Foley Artist in 2004. Since then he has worked on innumerable films like: Raaz 2, Tum Mile (VISHESH FILMS), Partner (Sohail Khan Productions), Bluff Master (Ramesh Sippy Entertainment), Nishabd, Phoonk (RGV), Neal & Nikki (Yashraj Films), National Award winning Marathi Films: Harishchandrachi Factory, Vihir, Gabraich Paus & Gandh.
Rajneesh has also been the regular Sound Editor & Foley artist for Yashraj Films TV serials. In 2008 Rajneesh began his production house Mahamaya International which is currently developing two feature films.
Henrik Horgen, Associate Producer / Editor : Henrik likes to wear his head inside out. If you meet him there is little information that escapes your ears. Original ideas and stories are his primary concern. How can we tell a story in a new and different way? Henrik likes to think he knows the answer.
After working his way through the Norwegian film industry as an assistant in different departments, he soon found that to be a force for the creativity and innovations of audio visual content was the right and necessary choice. He studied for 2 years in Westerdals School of Communications Film & TV, then at Prague Film School. There he meet a young inspired cinematographer student from India, and another directing student. This led to him going to India to see for himself this amazing nation, and booming industry. He soon hooked up with Gaurav from Oasis and now this is the start of a creative journey with international content for this white man.
Henrik has a lot of post production experience from working as an editor, colorist, onliner, and with visal effects in post production houses in Oslo.
Debashish Ghosh, Film Director : Debashish started his career in media after completing his graduation in Economics from Delhi University. Subsequently, Debashish joined Miditech, Delhi, as an Assistant Producer contributing to many award winning shows like Hospital, Wheels and Commando. In 2002, he moved to Bombay he worked as the first assistant to Aditya Bhattacharya on Dubai Return and followed that up by helping him develop many other features over the next few years.
Since 2003 till 2005, he worked as an associate director on over 50 commercials with Footcandle Films, a premiere national ad film production house. In 2005, he set up his own production house: Hands Up! Films and made spots and short films for MTV and music videos & making of for feature films like Omkara. Hands Up! was the first company to initiate a one-stop shop for multiple creative assets to market and promote a feature film. This initiative was shortlisted for the British Council Creative Entrepreneurship Awards in 2007. In 2008, he re-joined Footcandle Films as a director to make commercials for Kingfisher Airlines, Adlabs, Spice Mobile Phones, First Flight Couriers, ESPN and MTV. Simultaneously he forayed into 2D and 3D animation by making a couple of music videos for Niladri Kumar and Band of Boys. Thus gaining an insight into design he did his first project of brand design and identity for Star Plus, the biggest TV channel in India. Currently, he is the branding creative director for Star TV.
Akshat Kapil, Film Director : Akshat Kapil was born to parents who were both deeply passionate and active in theatre. By the time he was 20 he had already been part of quiet a few good stage productions and developed close relationships with some of the most renowned actors, playwrights and directors of Indian theatre. Thus learning the ropes of the narrative craft and acting from the proscenium. Later Akshat joined Indiatimes.com and developed content for Planet M and also developed their search engine and the web directory. He went on to work in Radiocity as content editor and later also with Radio Mirchi as executive producer. After working in radio for a couple of years he landed up in Mumbai working for Yashraj Films as an Assistant Director for the films Aaja Nachle and Rab Ne Bana di Jodi, as Script Supervisor for the films Rocket Singh and as Associate Director in Baand Baaja Baraat.
Akshat did his post Graduation in History from Hans Raj College, Delhi University. He also has an MA in Sociology from the Anna Malai University.
Though by now entrenched into the cinematic process, Akshat Kapil still has the soul of a performer and his cinematic craft and aesthetic is enriched by his informed understanding of the performance traditions of the North India.
Gurmmeet Singh, Film Director : Gurmmeet completed his Diploma in Video Editing & Sound Recording from the Asian Academy of Film & TV in 1999. In 2001 Gurmeet Produced and Directed his first short film called, Fear This. The film was selected in the Digital Talkies International Digital Film Festival headed by Shekhar Kapur. It was part of 45 films that were selected out of 500 films from 17 countries. He then went on to Co-produce and direct 16 other short films that were felicitated at various film festivals across the world, including, The Second Crucifixion which was selected into the Berlin Film Festival Digital Section in 2002.
Gurmmeet worked as a chief A.D. on films like Jodha Akbar, Don and Gandhi My Father. In the few years that he spent assisting in feature films Gurmmeet has gained a reputation in the Bollywood film industry. Then, in 2002, Gurmmeet began his production house, Goldust Films for which he Produced and Directed commercials, corporate videos and even television spots. His cliental included the likes of, Air Sahara, Honda Gensets, British Airways, Ark Sanitary Ware, Aaj Tak, Canadian High Commission, British Council, and many more. At the age of 30 he made his Directorial Debut with Sharafat Gayee Tel Lene (SGTL), produced by Tandav Films & Trinity Group. SGTL is a feature film starring Zayed Khan, Rannvijay & Anupam Kher. The film is scheduled to release in 2011. Apart from the vast experience on feature films Gurmmeet has also been working with some of the best talent in the Indian advertising world like Ram Madhvani, Arun Gopalan, Imtiaz Ali, Milind Dhaimade, Ashim Ahluwalia, Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Shashank Ghosh & Abhinay Deo.
Ashok Mishra, Writer : Ashok Mishra is a senior and well reputed writer for cinema in India. He is most noted for the screenplays he did for the veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal. His filmography includes films like Well Done Abba, Welcome to Sajjanpur, Bhawndar, Samar, Naseem and the iconic Bharath Ek Khoj TV series. He is a twice National Award winning film writer for the films Naseem (Director: Saeed Nirza) and Samar (Director: Shyam Benegal). He also won the Screen Award for Best Dialogue 2008. His films include Samar (Directed by Shyam Benegal),(Was based on a true story and was premiered at The Rashtrapati Bhavan in the grand presence of Ex-president of India Hon. Shri. K.R. Narayanan and Mrs. Sonia Gandhi .), Naseem (Screenplay/ Dialogue) (Directed by Sayeed Mirza) , Bawander (Screenplay) (Directed by Jagmohan Mundra), Durga Story/Screenplay/Dialogue, Directed by Basu Chaterji), Kabhi Pass Kabhi Fail (Screenplay /Dialogue, Directed by Virendra Saini), Bhairavi (Story /Screenplay/Dialogue) (Directed by Suhail Tatari), Devi Ahilya (Dialogue, Directed by Nachiket Patwardhan),Welcome To Sajjanpur (Lyrics/Screenplay/Dialogue, Directed by Shyam Benegal) and Well Done Abba (Lyrics/ Screenplay/Dialogue, Directed by Shyam Benegal.)
Gazal Dhaliwal, Writer : Gazal is an independent screenwriter and lyricist based in Mumbai who likes to explore the wonder of relationships through her work. She is a qualified Chemical Engineer and also worked as a software engineer with Infosys for 2 years. However, films being her true calling, she moved to Mumbai in 2005 and studied filmmaking for a year at Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC), Mumbai. Her diploma film, a documentary on transexuality, titled To be… Me won accolades on the national level and was screened in the South Asian Film Festival 2008 in New York. She has assisted on writing the forthcoming animation feature of the veteran Indian filmmaker Govind Nihalani and has also written songs for the film [Titled: Kamlu]. She has penned Dialogues and Additional Screenplay for writer-director Tanuja Chandra's film Raakh, slated for release later this year.
Rajesh Chawla, Writer : Rajesh Chawla is a dialogue writer and lyricist with more than 24 years of writing experience. His work on feature length films began as an additional dialogue writer on Delhi Heights (2006), followed by story, screenplayand lyrics writing for Tandav Films Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene (upcoming), and song writing for Kabir Sadanand's Fugly (upcoming). He wrote season 4 and 5 of a TV serial Galli Galli Sim Sim. He is currently a writer and chief lyricist on TV serial Kyunki Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai as well as a principal writer on Meena Ki Duniya, a UNICEF radio programme. His diverse career includes writing lyrics for over 300 ghazals and songs and creating ad copy and jingles for prestigious companies such as Pepsico and PVR. Most recently Rajesh has done Mubaarkaan (screenplay by Gurmmeet Singh, Balwinder Janjua, Rajesh Chawla & Dialogues by Rajesh Chawla) for Initiative Films and Let's divorce mummy papa (story and screenplay by Jaideep Sahni and dialogues by Rajesh Chawla).
Jay Oza, Cameraman : Jay Oza did his Bachelors in Visual Arts with a specialization in Art History and Aesthetics. During his final years in art school his interest in cinema led him to working as an Assistant Director in Bombay for various films like Rang De Basanti, Loins of Punjab, I see You, Jodhaa Akbar and Mere Khwabon Main Jo Aaye. In between this Jay also worked as Production Assistant in television shows for BBC. It was during this period that Jay developed a keen interest in camerawork. Having felt his calling Jay chose to get professional training in camerawork from the Prague Film School. Having completed his course Jay returned to Bombay, but this time he started off as a camera assistant. In the last few years he has assisted established DOPs like Ayananka Bose and Sudeep Chatterjee. Off-late Jay has been doing lot of independent camerawork for Music Festivals, Corporate Films, Fashion shoots for Aki Narula and documentaries.
Jay loves black and white photography and strives to recreate perceptions in images through the dramatics of light and shade.
Devender Mathur, Production Executive : Better known as Vicky, Devender is your guy if you need to deal with the peculiar vicissitudes that are bound to arise when you work in India. Whenever there is an unforeseen obstacle in a production Vicky is the one who comes up with a friend in the right place to fix it. He has worked with Oasis TV as a fixer and all round fall guy for shows like Ice Road Truckers for History Channel.
Ravikant, Accountant : Better known as Vicky, Devender is your guy if you need to deal with the peculiar vicissitudes that are bound to arise when you work in India. Whenever there is an unforeseen obstacle in a production Vicky is the one who comes up with a friend in the right place to fix it. He has worked with Oasis TV as a fixer and all round fall guy for shows like Ice Road Truckers for History Channel.