mrinal desai, dop


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Mrinal Desai is a Director of Photography based in Mumbai, India.

He initially trained as an mechanical engineer and worked in the oilfield sector for a few years before specializing in Motion Picture Photography at the Film in Television Institute of India.

He works regularly on a wide ranging variety of projects across the globe- doing feature films, tv commercials and documentaries on practically every format.

His credits include second unit DOP on the multi Oscar winning "Slumdog Millionaire" and Director of Photoraphy on Dan Reed's BAFTA winning/Primetime Emmy nominated, "Terror in Mumbai". His last feature film, "Nainsukh" for the Reitberg Museum in Zurich premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2010 and was recently screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.


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