Team

Creative Director/ Producer

Aparna Sanyal

Aparna is a multiple award-winning producer-director. She has been the recipient of the National Award (for film) in India, the Charles Wallace India Trust award for research in the UK, as well as recognition from the British Council as a ‘Creative Entrepreneur’. She is also the co-founder of ‘The Red Door’, a well-known mental health initiative in India. She’s travelled to, and worked with men and women (and others) in different corners of the country which have helped her form a more nuanced perspective on life. Aparna believes that a curious mind and the ability to embrace and learn from one’s experiences make for a compelling life.

Line Producer

Vicky Mathur

Vicky makes the impossible, possible. He started off as an assistant right after school, and has taught himself everything he knows. An ace Permits and Recce person, Vicky uses his intuitive understanding of India to locate places, people and stories for shoots. A great manager and Line Producer, he uses his earthy (and wicked) sense of humour to keep a light atmosphere at work. Having built his life and career the hard way, Vicky has a good grip on the things that really matter in life. He also has a secret soft side – and never shies from helping others.

TESTIMONIALS

THEY SAY ABOUT THE FILM

DOCUS HIGHLIGHT THE COUNTRY

“The beauty of documentary filmmaking is that unless you inhabit the world you are filming, you don’t really derive satisfaction.”

Deccan Herald
2013

PUTTING THE FUN IN FUNERALS

“The film features intimate conversations with people who have experienced tremendous grief.”

The times of india
2016

JOURNEY OF CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

"We spoke to Aparna about her experience at the Young Screen Entrepreneur Awards where she was a finalist."

YourStory
2011

A PEEP INTO THE WORLD OF ‘SPECIAL’ PEOPLE

"A Drop of sunshine is a beautifully made documentary on the battle of a courageous young woman with Schizophrenia."

Deccan Herald
2012

A Beautiful mind, yet again

“As the film ended with an energetic Reshma telling us how she tamed the ‘demons’, the audience erupted into a long applause.”

the Hindu
2012

IN THE LENS OF the BEHOLDER

"Aparna Sanyal’s documentary on Shovana Narayan aims to reveal to a general audience the makings of a great artist."

The Hindu
2017
Countdown

COMING SOON

Head of Research

Pranami Tamuli

Pranami is the heart of the organisation, in more ways than one. She specialised in Journalism from one of India’s top institutes and found her sweet point in research. Eventually, she went on to specialise in Education, with a focus on Resilience – which helped her develop the ‘Resilience Project’ at The Red Door. Ideas excite her, and she is tenacious enough to take them to fruition. Her smile and honest goodness make her everyone’s favourite at MMP. Dealing with difficult circumstances have made her a stronger person. Just don’t ask her to write in Hindi! 😉

Assistant Producer

Purnima Mehta

Don’t be taken in by her mild manner. Purnima is a fighter, who knows what she wants – and what’s more, has the courage to work for it. An eager learner, she is undaunted by challenges and works to master new situations. Having studied communication, Purnima understood the basics of production and filmmaking when she first joined, but very soon, learnt on the job to become one of our pillars. Quiet and unassuming, she is a secret powerhouse.

TESTIMONIALS

THEY SAY ABOUT THE FILM

DOCUS HIGHLIGHT THE COUNTRY

“The beauty of documentary filmmaking is that unless you inhabit the world you are filming, you don’t really derive satisfaction.”

Deccan Herald
2013

PUTTING THE FUN IN FUNERALS

“The film features intimate conversations with people who have experienced tremendous grief.”

The times of india
2016

JOURNEY OF CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

"We spoke to Aparna about her experience at the Young Screen Entrepreneur Awards where she was a finalist."

YourStory
2011

A PEEP INTO THE WORLD OF ‘SPECIAL’ PEOPLE

"A Drop of sunshine is a beautifully made documentary on the battle of a courageous young woman with Schizophrenia."

Deccan Herald
2012

A Beautiful mind, yet again

“As the film ended with an energetic Reshma telling us how she tamed the ‘demons’, the audience erupted into a long applause.”

the Hindu
2012

IN THE LENS OF the BEHOLDER

"Aparna Sanyal’s documentary on Shovana Narayan aims to reveal to a general audience the makings of a great artist."

The Hindu
2017
Countdown

COMING SOON

Manager, Reports (and Deadlines)

Ayushi Bhatt

Ayushi brings a bit of sunshine into our lives with her warm smile and outgoing personality – but beware if you slack on deadlines. With a specialisation in Education, and her experience in handling large projects for non-profits, Ayushi brings order and structure into the ways in which we do things. Her work with community schools informs her outlook to life. She excels in writing succinct reports that helps explain our work to the stakeholders we work with. She also handles our Fellowship Programs at The Red Door.

Consulting Editor

Pooja Iyenger

Pooja has been associated with us since 2008. She has edited all our long documentaries. Her wry (and no-nonsense) sense of humour and ability to get to the heart of the matter has helped us in myriad projects. With time, Pooja has gone on to do meaningful work with families that were affected by the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, and now heads a large non-profit. However her association with us continues and she still edits our most important projects!

Camera and Tech Expert

Ralph Fernandes

Reliable and fuss-free, Ralph is one of the nicest people to work with – who loves his technology enough to want to share what he knows. He is our go-to person for multiple things – from drones to cinematography, colour grades to lighting: his curiosity has made him excel in all these things. He is a nature-lover – and every now and then, he is likely to be incommunicado, as he takes off for the wilderness.

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Admin

Deepika Bhapria

Sincere and warm, Deepika is effortlessly good at managing things at MMP. Highly driven, Deepika never lacks initiative and looks for opportunities to learn and grow. Having taught kids while being a student herself, she takes pride in having been financially independent for a while despite being one of the youngest members of the MMP family. Deepika dreams big, and works to make them come to life.

TESTIMONIALS

THEY SAY ABOUT THE FILM

DOCUS HIGHLIGHT THE COUNTRY

“The beauty of documentary filmmaking is that unless you inhabit the world you are filming, you don’t really derive satisfaction.”

Deccan Herald
2013

PUTTING THE FUN IN FUNERALS

“The film features intimate conversations with people who have experienced tremendous grief.”

The times of india
2016

JOURNEY OF CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

"We spoke to Aparna about her experience at the Young Screen Entrepreneur Awards where she was a finalist."

YourStory
2011

A PEEP INTO THE WORLD OF ‘SPECIAL’ PEOPLE

"A Drop of sunshine is a beautifully made documentary on the battle of a courageous young woman with Schizophrenia."

Deccan Herald
2012

A Beautiful mind, yet again

“As the film ended with an energetic Reshma telling us how she tamed the ‘demons’, the audience erupted into a long applause.”

the Hindu
2012

IN THE LENS OF the BEHOLDER

"Aparna Sanyal’s documentary on Shovana Narayan aims to reveal to a general audience the makings of a great artist."

The Hindu
2017
Countdown

COMING SOON