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Full Name  Rohit Gupta
Role  Film director
Nationality  American
Education  New York Film Academy
Years active  2009–present
Name  Rohit Gupta

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Alma mater  Wingate University, North Carolina New York Film Academy
Occupation  Film director, film editor, film producer
Family  Saniya Anklesaria (Niece)
Movies  Life! Camera Action..., Midnight Delight, Another Day Another Life
Similar People  Dipti Mehta, Amanda Sodhi, Noor Naghmi, Swati Kapila, Lavrenti Lopes

Residence  New York, United States

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Rohit Gupta ([ˈroːɦɪt̪ ɡuːptə] is a film director, film producer who resides in the United States. He is known for directing Midnight Delight, Life! Camera Action..., Another Day Another Life, winning several awards & nominations.


Film career

Born into a business family of Mumbai, Gupta earned his MBA degree from Wingate University in North Carolina. He later joined New York Film Academy for a four-week filmmaking program to explore his interest in behind-the-scenes world of filmmaking. The initial film assignments he was working on for classes became inspiration for later works. His first film Another Day Another Life a four-minute suspense thriller flick was chosen as an official selection at the Short Film Corner - Cannes Film Festival in 2009. It attracted enough attention to encourage Gupta to seriously attempt a career as a filmmaker. New York Film Academy offered Gupta scholarship to extend his stay in to the one-year program. He dropped out in four months to shoot his first feature, the inspiring family-drama movie Life! Camera Action... with a two-member crew in three languages English, Hindi, Punjabi as part of the story. Gupta followed with a comedy feature Midnight Delight.

Honors and appearances

In 2010, Gupta was invited to speak at the Sensoria, an annual week-long film event held every year in Charlotte, North Carolina, where education connects with professionals creating cinematic magic in Hollywood. At Sensoria George Cochran, the event founder & a former Directors Guild of America commercial film director and Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Film Office honored and felicitated Gupta as an industry leader and mentor for the students of the Central Piedmont Community College Arts and filmmaking department. Gupta was again invited to speak at Sensoria in 2012 to share, as quoted by Sarah Perry, "how he made a five-minute film for $100 called Another Day Another Life that a little festival called Cannes chose as an official selection; and how his other film Life! Camera Action... has toured the world and won top awards at renowned festivals".

In 2011, Gupta was invited as a special guest speaker at the launch of New York Film Academy first open house session in India. The event was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai. He is credited for being the first alumnus of the New York Film Academy to have expanded a short film assignment in to a full-length feature film.

In 2012, Gupta was invited as an honorary member on the Global Artistic Advisory Board of the World Music & Independent Film Festival based in Washington, D.C.

Gupta is listed in the Limca Book of Records, India's equivalent of the Guinness World Records, for creating a national record for the first full-length motion picture "shot by just a two-member crew".

In 2013, Symbiosis International University in Pune invited Gupta for a guest lecture on Management & Creative aspects of filmmaking. A SIMColloquium, where eminent speakers from the field of media and communication come to interact with students and enable them to understand how the industry works was organized for Gupta's interaction with the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications (SIMC) students.

Gupta was chosen by Times Now as one of five global Indian short-listed from around the world for the "2014 NRI of the Year" award for his "Distinctive Global Achievement in Arts & Entertainment".

Gupta was invited to be on the jury for Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project in North Carolina for three years in a row (2014, 2015 & 2016).

In May 2015, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, invited Gupta as speaker for the seminar titled "Life! Camera Action...". Later in the year, SAE Institute in Dubai invited Gupta to address a seminar to its filmmaking and multimedia students.


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