Currently based in Los Angeles, filmmaker and entrepreneur Manav Wadhwa is the Vice President of Blinking Peacock Inc.; a production company geared toward the development and production of music videos & commercials with clients including Sony Music and Leo Burnett Worldwide. He is also the founder of Jittery Monkeys; a Los Angeles based Horror Film Production Company. He has worked on a variety of productions including SyFy channel movies, international commercial campaigns for Guinness Beer, spots for ESPN, music videos, and feature films as a 1st AD, Producer, Writer, and Director. He has worked extensively with the American Film Institute as a co-producer and Vanishing Cinema run by Oscar nominated producer David Weisman, as a producer and development executive. Manav received his BSC in Information Management & Technology from Syracuse University and subsequently a Masters in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios. In 2011 Manav and his wife, Shweta, founded Pandolin.com. Manav has lived in Nepal,Sri Lanka, Singapore, India, and New York.
Born in Mumbai, Shweta Chanda graduated from S.I.E.S College of Arts, Science and Commerce with a Major in Advertising. After working as a production assistant at Crest Animation Studios she freelanced in production on commercials and music videos for a year. Following that she joined the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts with a focus in Cinematography. While in LA she worked as a Camera Assistant and Cinematographer on numerous productions. She also interned at Shadow Machine Films in the lighting department for the hit TV show, Robot Chicken. After returning to India she worked on Sanjay Leela Bansali’s film, Guzaarish, and assisted Cinematographers like Tassaduq Hussain, Sejal Shah and Laxman Utekar. Currently she works as a Freelance Cinematographer and has several shorts and 3 feature films to her credit. Living in Mumbai, Shweta continues pursuing her craft with passion.
RAHUL KRISHAN AHUJA – CO-FOUNDER / CMO
Founder and CEO of Adeventurez, an integrated marketing communications company that caters to major brands and companies ranging from Disney to Conde Nast, Rahul is a serial entrepreneur with 6 diplomas in Cyber and IPR related law. He majored in Advertising at Mumbai University (BMM) & he currently divides his time between Mumbai and New Delhi, India and is also, a founding team member of the Indian operations of London based primary research firm – Cognolink (now Thirdbridge). Rahul has always harboured a passion for films and technology. Pandolin, being a blend of both, is his maiden web content venture.
Esha is a Mumbai based cinema junkie who loves to experiment. She has a degree in Journalism and PR and has worked with corporates like MS&L and Disney. Writing is a passion, which she has clubbed with the other love of her life, films. A traveller by heart and a dog lover by soul, Esha loves digging into fiction and food of all kinds.