Sharan Mohanadoss, an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, is skilled at Directing, Story Telling, Cinematography, Editing, Digital Photography and processing 35mm B/W photographic film by hand. His short film, ‘Strings Of Colors‘ was selected at the Cannes Film Festival – Shorts Film Corner ‘ 2013. This short observational film, which was submitted as part of his final thesis at his university, is about 11 Minutes long and was shot in India, based on the silk weavers of the country. It was well received in the state of Wisconsin and around America.
At a young age he wanted to be a ‘Drawing Master’; when he visited an animation lab, his ambitions changed to be an ‘Animator’. But eventually, at the age 15, he discovered his passion for photography and videography. An Advertisement published in the newspaper for a one-minute film competition for the Ability Foundation, prompted him to develop a story, a script and get his friends to act too! Thus he chose to be a ‘Story Teller’.
Once he realised that he wanted to be a part of the film industry, he began his quest for knowledge in filmmaking and photography. He holds an IB Diploma Program from the International School of Hyderabad (ISH), at IRCISAT, after which he pursued a BFA program in the states, given the fact that USA is a leader in the film and photography industry.
Over the course of his studies in Milwaukee, USA for 4 years, Sharan has been exposed to the world of cinema and photography. Now he has come back to India in the hope of joining the film industry and continue telling stories. Not only does he want to tell stories, but he would also like to share his knowledge and passion in photography and film to those who are new and aspiring to this field.
Some of the awards that his film ‘Strings of Colors‘ has won:
Accreditation screening at Cannes Film Festival: Documentary short film (11 minutes) titled ‘Strings of Colors’ (‘Court Metrage – Short Film Corner’),2013 http://registration.cannescourtmetrage.com/filmfiche2.Aspx?id=55949111
Recipient of First Prize / Position by Juries, at 64th Student Film & Video Festival organised by Rho Eta Xi at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee https://www.facebook.com/rhoetaxi?fref=ts
Recipient of Honourable Mention at MUFF 2013 (Milwaukee Underground Film Festival – UWM’s internationally known Student Run Film Festival), http://film-milwaukee.org
Nominated at the Milwaukee Film Festival, Oct 2013. http://www.mkefilm.org/theblog/announcing-mff-2013-cream-city-cinema
Nominated at Beloit International Film Festival, Feb 2014.