IESH THAPAR

 

Resume 

EDUCATION

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 

2012 - 2017

MFA Film Candidate (Hons) | School of the Arts | Film Division

 

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

2002 - 2005

History (BA Hons)

 

DR CHALLONER'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL

1996 - 2002

GCSE'S + AS/A Levels

LANGUAGES

 

ENGLISH

FRENCH (INTERMEDIATE)

HINDI (INTERMEDIATE)

PUNJABI (INTERMEDIATE)

WRITER + DIRECTOR - FILM

 

ALIEN CULTURE

• 16mins | FIlm London, BFI & Oh Picture Co. | UK

Official Selection Aspen Shortfest, 2019

Official Selection 62nd BFI London Film Festival, 2018

Official Selection Raindance Film Festival, 2018 (Nominated Best UK short)

Official Selection Palm Springs Shortfest, 2019

Official Selection Edinburgh Film Festival, 2019

Official Selection Brooklyn Film Festival, 2019

Official Selection 40th Durban Int. Film Festival, 2019

TV IN THE FISH TAIL

• 13mins | Columbia University Thesis film | US/UK/India

Official Selection Holly Shorts Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection Vancouver International Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection Woodstock Film Festival, 2017 (Honorable Mention)

Official Selection Cambridge International Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection TIFF Kids, 2018

Official Selection Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2018

Official Selection Atlanta Film Festival 2018

ANTARCTICA

• 14mins | Columbia University Non-Thesis film | US

Official Selection Flickers Rhode Island Int. Film Festival, 2016

Official Selection Austin Film Festival, 2016

Official Selection Orlando Film Festival, 2016

One World Trade Center, Cinema in the Sky, 2017

Official Selection Champs-Elysées Film Festival, 2017

WRITER | CREATOR - TV

WE THAT ARE YOUNG

• Gaumont US | In Development

 

THE MARBLE ORCHARD

• Silver Lining Film Group | In Development

 

 

VOICE DIRECTOR - VIDEO GAMES (recent credits)

 

WATCH DOGS LEGION

• Developed by Ubisoft | Released - Oct 2020

 

HITMAN 2

• Developed by IO Interactive and published by Warner Bros | Released - Nov 2018

THE DIVISION 2

• Developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft | Released - March 2019

AWARDS | FELLOWSHIPS

 

 

 

FILM INDEPENDENT SCREENWRITING LAB (2021)

 

 

UK 'LODESTAR' RISING STAR OF CINEMA, Film London (2019)

SUNDANCE PRODUCER'S LAB, Representing Alien Kulture as Writer & Director (2018)

 

 

FILM INDEPENDENT PROJECT INVOLVE, DIRECTING FELLOW (2018)

FILM LONDON / BFI, LONDON CALLING PLUS AWARD (2017-2018)

EZRA LITWAK AWARD FOR DISTINCTION IN SCREENWRITING (2017) 

 

UK'S JOHN BRABOURNE AWARD (2017)

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF THE ARTS "CAMPBELL AWARD" (2017)

 

ESPN/TRIBECA 'FUTURE FILMMAKER AWARD' (2016)

 

ALFRED P. SLOAN 'PRODUCTION AWARD' (2016)

 

BAFTA LA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT (2014 & 2016 winner)

BAFTA LA NEWCOMER (2017 - present)

 

 
SKILLS

 

AVID MEDIA COMPOSER

DAVINCI RESOLVE

ADOBE PREMIER

FCP

FINAL DRAFT

MOVIE MAGIC SCHEDULING 

PHOTOSHOP

INDESIGN

MICROSOFT OFFICE