Saumin Mehta is the director of the short film called ‘Corridor’, a thriller where the protagonist gets stuck in an unending series of corridors.
Saumin was born and brought up in Mumbai. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree to eventually join his father’s business. He realized he had a passion for art and learnt 3D animation on his own Eventually he left the business and packed his bags off to Dubai. As an animator he joined Network Productions there and later moved on to compositing and visual effects. Further he started directing ad films.
He currently works as a finishing artist in Smoke for MBC group a reputed tv channel in Dubai. And where there’s Smoke there’s fire! (pun intended!) The fire was inside Saumin. His post production skills being quite strong he also started learning everything about pre production and production, including camera, lenses, lighting, screenwriting etc. on his own and started making independent films driven purely by passion.
He wants to make short films of every genre in the learning process and eventually get make a feature length.
He loves gadgets, technology, painting and is a self proclaimed sucker for DIY things. He pursues photography and keeps reading up on VFX.
Saumin idolizes Jim Morrison & Charlie Chaplin. He loves actors like Johnny Depp and Tom Hanks and is a religious follower of directors like Kubrick, Chaplin & Tarantino.
His favourite movie happens to be ‘Pulp Fiction’.
When he’s free he loves spending quality time with his son, Rian.
Catch Saumin’s film ‘Corridor’ at Sunday Shots on the 21st Oct.