J S Mayank is a British-Indian filmmaker, represented by Ensemble Entertainment. His first sci-fi feature script – SLATE earned him a spot on the 2009 BLOODLIST (the Horror / Sci-fi / Thriller Blacklist). He was also invited by Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival to the prestigious 2010 Tribeca All Access Program for his feature script MARATHON.
For his directorial debut, Mayank was granted an opportunity by the band Radiohead to create a concept music video for their song WEIRD FISHES/ARPEGGI. He worked alongside visual artist extraordinaire John Langdon (Angels & Demons) to design special ambigrams for the video. It played at numerous festivals, including the London Film Festival, Cinegear, Reynolda, and many others. His musical short film SUPERNUMERARY premiered at the Newport Beach film festival, and won three major awards (Best Musical, Best Soundtrack and Best VFX short) at the Action on Film Festival.
Most recently, Mayank’s script for EMIT won a Grand Prize at the TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY contest, beating out over 1200 other scripts, and winning him a trip to Sundance (2012) where a table-read of it was performed. Since then, he directed EMIT, and the short has played at at over 18 fes- tivals all over the world, including , including NBC|Universal Shortcuts festival and the Philip K. Dick fest in New York, Fantasia, SCI-FI London, Sci-fi Fantasy – Athens, Edinburgh, Newport Beach, New York, Las Vegas, Brazil, garnering several awards, stellar reviews and high praise for its inventiveness and creative vision.
In India, he has worked at the United Nations and World Health Organization, where he wrote the scripts for multiple documentaries, particularly for UNESCO.
Mayank has an MFA in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and an MA in Communication & Film from Wake Forest University. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
EMIT – Sci-fi Short (2012)
SUPERNUMERARY – Musical Short (2010)
ETHEREAL PONDERING OF A SIGHTLESS GAZE – Music Video (2007)