A brief biography
Umang Bhattacharyya works with photographs and video to explore narration, representation, and the experience of image and sound making itself. He lives in Goa & New Delhi and works as a filmmaker & design consultant ( as brand creator and strategist for Slurrp Farm)
He was previously creative director at the New Delhi-based design firm Design Workshop and has studied visual communication and film at the Srishti School Art, Design and Technology.
MuitipIe Films showcasing ITCs social initiatives. Shot over a period of two years across several states, these include films on watershed development, education, hygiene and sanitation, social forestry, skilling and vocational training, women's entrepreneurship & their work in agriculture. Designed for a physical experience centre in the making and social media campaigns.
Brand Films for New York based product designer Michael Aram 2015-2016
Sustainable Paradigms: Re-imagining Steel Re-rolling in India. Short film on the energy efficiency measures used in the secondary steel sector. Produced by Ministry of Steel and the United Nations Development Programme. Part of the India Pavilion at COP Climate Change Conference, 2015.
Commissioned by IDEO Singapore and IDEO USA to make communication tools (Video) for strategy implementation. 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2019
Film on The Water Trust, for New York-based non-profit organisation. Photography and video (2014). Official Selection at American Public Health Association's Global Public Health Film Festival, Chicago, 2015
'Even Better than the Real Thing', Khoj Studios as part of residency 'On game 2', by Zuleikha Chaudhary. 2014 (Performer and Video Artist)
'Leaning Over', photography and multimedia, Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition, Devi Art Foundation 2013, curated by Raqs Media Collective. (Photography, Video, Sound)
Television commercial for a non-profit organization called Childline, India in 2010
'Thrice Removed', photography, artist-in-residence grant from the Alliance Francaise, Paris. (2004)
'Curious Green', film made with Ramyah Gowrishankar, screened at Experimenta 2007, Bangalore and Multi Cultural Film Academy Festival, Chennai, 2007.
Cinematography: 'Zulmat', screened at the Cannes Young Filmmakers Workshop in 2004 and at the Mumbai International Film Festival
Directed, shot and edited 'Suryamani' (for a not for profit organization called Going to School), screened at the VATAVARAN Film Festival 2007, Colorado Environmental FiIm Festival, MIFF (Mumbai International Film Festival) 2008 and Green Film Festival in Seoul (GFFIS) 2008. (Also aired on National Geographic)
Cuisine Series for ITC Hotels 2008- 2016
Co-developed, interactive exhibition showcased at Ars Electronica, Linz, in 2004
Artist-in-residence for Alliance Francaise, Paris, 2004, followed by a pan-India exhibition of the work titled 'Thrice Removed'