Gautam Chopra is a freelance filmmaker living in Cambridge, MA. His company, Riding Shotgun Productions, LLC, produces educational and entertainment media for a wide variety of New England based clients including The Melanoma Foundation of New England and Boston University Medical School. Most recently he edited the documentary "Kenya: Passing the Baton" which had its premier at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is currently editing a documentary examining the Catholic Church abuse scandal in Boston. The release date is set for March 2013.
Also, Gautam Chopra has been teaching at Boston College since January 2009 and at Emerson College since September 2009. He teaches introductory and advanced filmmaking classes where students produce their own films (on digital and 16mm) and study technical and theoretical aspects of film direction, production, and editing. In addition, he teaches Introduction to Film Art where students analyze contemporary and historical films, discuss filmmakers' formal techniques and recurring themes, and apply semiotic, gender, and genre theories to selected works.