Ananya Chatterjee

1st Assistant Director

Ananya Chatterjee has been working in the audiovisual field for the past 8 years. She completed her Master’s degree in Audiovisual Communication from COMMITS, Bangalore. She has polished herself over the years by working in various audiovisual formats such as ad films, feature films, music videos and web series and has worked both in the production team and in the directorial team. Some of her known works are Black Widows (2020), Bansuri (2020), Chippa (2019), Byomkesh Gowtro (2018). The intricacies of a shoot and the process of amalgamating all the different elements to deliver the final product is what drives Ananya. Her first Directorial work on a musical short released recently. Ananya has produced tremendous working organisation for our shooting in India, before and after the Covid situation.

Rekha Musale

Production Designer

Rekha Musale has been working on more than 40 feature films, mostly produced or co-produced with Switzerland. She started working in the property dpt, and has since become one of the most sought after Art Director in Switzerland. Apart from her collaborations with her brother Kamal (Aline, selected by the Locarno International Film Festival, Curry Raclette, Looking for Rosamunde), she has been working with a great array of films and directors, Swiss and foreign. Amongst them:  Frédéric Schoendoerffer, Jacob Berger, Ursula Meier, Nicolas Wadimoff, Alain Tanner, Claude Chabrol, Michel Piccoli, Olivier Assayas.

Keiko Nakahara

Director of Photography

Keiko Nakahara is a Japanese-born Cinematographer now working in India. In an interview, she told the reporter that the Japanese film industry was male-dominated that’s why she came to America to start her career. After studying films in the San Diego Film School in California, a friend recommended her to an Indian producer, and this is how she earned her first project. Nakahara moved base to India where she has worked as a DOP. She has now been involved in over 15 films to date, including some of India’s biggest productions like Tanhaji, Total Dhamaal, Shakuntala Devi (2020).

Nupoor Kajbaje

Line Producer

Nupoor Kajbaje has been working for the last 12 years within Curry Western, first as a First Assistant Director on our projects, and then as a line producer. She holds a A+ Post Graduate diploma in Film & Tv (direction) from Mumbai University in collaboration with Digital Academy, and has graduated in Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) specialization in Advertising from Jai Hind College, Mumbai in April 2009. She has gained experience worked on several Marathi movies as production assistant, production coordinator and first assistant. She speaks English, Hindi and Marathi. Nupoor took care of numerous international broadcasters shooting in India, including large format TV from Endemol Europe. She managed our feature documentary Millions Can Walk (2015), a coproduction with Switzerland, as well our other international coproductions with the U.K. and Switzerland: Curry Western (2019), Bumbai Bird (2019), and now Kavita & Teresa. She is a partner of Curry Western Movies Pvt Ltd since 2018.

Carol Salisbury

Script Supervisor

Known for Submarine (2010), Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga(2020), Close  (2019), Lucky Man (2018), The Crown (Season 2), Prometheus (2012). Carole is a highly regarded Script Supervisor with worldwide experience working on all formats and slating systems.

Ananya Chatterjee

1st Assistant Director

Ananya Chatterjee has been working in the audiovisual field for the past 8 years. She completed her Master’s degree in Audiovisual Communication from COMMITS, Bangalore. She has polished herself over the years by working in various audiovisual formats such as ad films, feature films, music videos and web series and has worked both in the production team and in the directorial team. Some of her known works are Black Widows (2020), Bansuri (2020), Chippa (2019), Byomkesh Gowtro (2018). The intricacies of a shoot and the process of amalgamating all the different elements to deliver the final product is what drives Ananya. Her first Directorial work on a musical short released recently. Ananya has produced tremendous working organisation for our shooting in India, before and after the Covid situation.

Shakyra Dowling

Casting Director

Known for Wolf (2021), Tigers (2020), Band of Brothers (2001), The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013). Shakyra Dowling knows the film and television industry inside out. Having trained and worked as an actor, she spent several years in production before establishing herself as a casting director in 2009. A fierce champion of new and emerging talent, SDC has carved out a niche specialising in independent British feature films and European co-productions alongside television and commercials – many of which have been internationally recognised and gone on to be nominated for multiple awards including BAFTAs and BIFAs, and at festivals from Sundance to TIFF.

Mayank Dixit

Casting Director India

Known for Torbaaz (2020), Yuvvraaj (2008), Poorna (2017), Kaanchi (2014). After completing his Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication with a Diploma in Theatre Acting, Mayank ventured into film making and casting in Mumbai. He assisted Subhash Ghai in his film ‘Yuvraaj’ and then started as a casting director with his next film ‘Kaanchi’. Amongst other projects, he did the casting for Rajan Khosa on ‘Gattu’ (special mention under the “Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk” category at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival), “Poorna – Courage has no limit”, produced by Rahul Bose. a movie acclaimed for its casting and performances.

Namrata Anap

Costume Designer India

Known for Dheet Patangey (2020), Atkan Chatkan (2020), Ascharyachakit! (2018), Bonus (2020).

Narmata has taken the enormous task of recreating all costumes from the epoch, not only for the cast but for all extras in both the shooting in Mumbai and Kolkata. Her team has worked wonders to make all of this happen.

 

Sophia Knight

Make-Up & Hair Supervisor

Known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Doctor Strange (2016), The Legend of Tarzan (2016).

She won the Hollywood Guild award for “Crazy Rich Asians” in the Feature motion picture “Contemporary Hair Styling Award” category.

Starting off in fashion, Sophia then worked in theatre before moving into TV and film.

She has traveled around the world working with various teams over her 15-year career so far. Creating make-up and hair looks ranging from contemporary to period, and fantastical looks. She enjoys every aspect the job has to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

Camille Adomakoh

Costume Designer UK

Camille Adomakoh is known for Aladdin (2019), Artemis Fowl (2020), We Are Tourists (2017), Bridgerton (2020).

 

 

A film about love and compassion
inspired by the life of Mother Teresa.

A movie by Kamal Musale
with Banita Sandhu, Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz and Deepti Naval

 

Produced by:

Curry Western Movies, India

Les Films du Lotus, Switzerland

Kavita Teresa Film, UK