ZAKI CHINDÉ (ZAK)
Cell: +91 9820154073
Zak is an award-winning filmmaker with a creative outlook. Innovative, dynamic and accomplished Producer | Director | Editor of TV Commercials, music videos, short films and branded content with over 20 years’ experience. He has Directed and Produced over 100 Commercials. He enjoys creative problem solving and is passionate about producing great stories.
He believes the heart of good communication is ‘Connection’. That’s why he focuses on speaking to the heart not to the head. From aesthetic intelligence to immersive performances, transforming a script into eye catching visuals is his area of strength.
He loves to blend classical narratives with a contemporary culture on screen, inspired by his love for 1950s-70s cinema, fashion, and music. He discovered his passion for filmmaking by creating short films and watching classics like "That Obscure Object of Desire", "Pickpocket", "Once upon a time in the West", “The Parallax View” and "2001 A Space Odyssey”. This distinctly diverse viewpoint left an indelible mark.
He started his directing career with an expressionist short film ‘Connected’. Written by him it was the first film to feature extensive use of Time-lapse photography in the country. The film travelled to some of the biggest International Film Festivals including London, Geneva, Hanover, Siena, San Francisco, Oslo, Florence, Madrid, Bologna, Etc. It won the “Golden Conch” for best Debut Short film at The Mumbai International Film Festival for Short & Documentaries.
Zak is well known for his collaborations with some of the biggest brands Unilever, Beiersdorf AG, TATA, ITC, Marico, Wipro, Godrej, McEnroe, Reckitt and many more across different markets, languages and countries. Some of the Advertising Agencies he works with are Ogilvy, Publicis, Lowe Lintas, DDB Worldwide, McCann Erickson, Draft FCB, Etc
His diverse experiences deepened his passion for storytelling and, in the last 20 years, he directed his professional path to the development of Screenplays, for episodic and feature length narratives and branded content.
He's seeking to leverage his knowledge, leadership skills and vast filmmaking experience into a role as a Producer, Director, Writer for narrative features and content creation.