Ashish Dawar was born in northern India & was raised in remote & picturesque parts of southern India. His interest in art, story-telling & technology lead him to shooting and producing a variety of content in India. His initial background with shooting documentary content shaped his layered approach towards story & narration.
The first narrative feature he shot, UNDER THE SAME SUN (2011), had a world premier at the Mill Valley Film Festival 2015 in San Francisco & won the Silver Audience Choice Award. At the Sedona International Film Festival 2017, it won a double – Best Foreign Film & Humanitarian Award. At the Conorado Island Film Festival 2017, it won the Best Screenwriting Award. Subsequently, he had the opportunity to shoot a language feature, KANDATHAI SOLLUGIREN (2015) & a documentary feature JHATKA (2014) for National Award winning director, B.Lenin.
After working on features, documentaries and commercial content for 5 years, He moved to Los Angeles. He holds an MFA in cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory(AFI). He is trained to shoot on film & is an early adopter of digital technology with advanced digital workflow’s & stop-motion technology.
Traveling, observing & being curious; He aspires to lens stories that Entertain & Inspire.
ashish.dawar@gmail | +1 323-854-1086