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Documentary Filmmaker – Dev Meher

Dev Meher is a filmmaker, cinematographer and editor based in Delhi.

As an independent media

professional, he has a formidable repertoire of work that has won him accolades and appreciations in

documentary and advertising since 2011.

Currently, he makes films for an illustrious list of clients that includes Industry leaders and major

corporate and production houses in Delhi.

His documentary ‘Sahara Rider’ is a survivor story of an Indian who crossed the Sahara Desert with a

motorbike and was the world’s first to do so. The film has received a national award nomination at NSFA

2014, Kolkata. It has won the Grand Jury runner up prize at KIFF -2014. It is now an official selection at

14 festivals nationally and internationally. It has received attention in media for its non-conventional

cinematic treatment.

His short documentary ‘Lamps and Pyres’ set against the Ghats of Varanasi explores death, Hindu

funereal and the philosophy of death. It premiered at the South Asia Film Festival 2011, Goa. It went to

receive acclaim at several film festivals in India and the world such as Jaipur International Film Festival

2012, Los Angeles Film Festival Of India and Global Festival of Documentary Films 2012.

Dev is a prolific script-writer and has written advertisements, corporate films, and documentaries and is

writing a novella currently. He wrote and animation film on environmental concern which premiered at

Delhi Film Festival. He co-wrote the National Literacy Mission Advertisements 2011 and was the Chief

Researcher for National Disaster Management campaign 2011.

Dev is heading the research team for a Son et Lumiere, Nepal, under the direction of noted filmmaker

Shyam Benegal. Currently, he is working on a documentary feature on the life of a pair of conjoined

twins. He produces his work through Auromira Films, based in New Delhi and heads Wedding Angles, a

company dedicated to cinematic wedding shoot and photography.

He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India where he completed Masters in Direction

with television specialization.

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