Simi Nallaseth - Writer / Director
[simi@nallaseth.com]

Simi Nallaseth has animated for the Oscar-nominated animated feature Ice Age 1 for Blue Sky Studios,  produced by Twentieth Century Fox.

Under the banner of Epiphany Films, she has co-written and conceived a rock opera I with Ashutosh Phatak. and an animated feature The Dream Blanket with a co-writer Shaiontoni Bose. 

In New York, she has directed animation for ad films such as Aquafresh Toothbrush and animated for Finish Cotton, Subway Sandwiches, Kool-Aid, Norelco Razors, and several station ids. In India, she has directed ad films for brands such as Cadbury, Hot Wheels, Vicks and Camlin. Simi has directed In the air, a cutting-edge animated video for Ashutosh Phatak and Dhruv Ghanekar and Survive, a music-video for India's leading performing artist Shiamak Davar.  She has also made two short films Spotted Puppets and Rasa. Spotted Puppets was acquired by Canal Plus (France) and TVOntario (Canada).

Simi’s concept A House of Cards (co-director Mike De Seve) commissioned by MTV Networks, was chosen from a world-wide pitch. It won 2nd prize at the Cardiff International Animation Festival and was screened at the Ottawa International Animation Festivals '92 and the Hiroshima International Animation Festival '94.

Diabolic Wife, her student film from the School Of Visual Arts, New York, won several animation awards and was acquired by Channel 4 (U.K.) and Canal Plus (France).

Simi’s films have been screened at The Virginia Museum of Art, The New York Public Library (Donnell Media Centre) and several international animation festivals, such as The Hiroshima Animation Festival, The Ottawa International Animation Festival, World Animation Film Festival, Zagreb, Eurographics, Imagina, Image du Future, Montreal, etc. Her work has been published in Adweek, Pixel and Computer Graphics World (USA) and DNA, Mumbai Mirror, and Animation Express. (India).