The aspiring actors of the diploma batch were extremely lucky to interact with an acclaimed casting director Tess Joseph who has cast for films such as Lion, Life of Pi, The Namesake & others.
Tess Joseph began her journey as a Casting Director (India) on Mira Nair’s ‘Namesake‘ and went on to work with many international directors including Wes Anderson, Jeffrey Brown, Ang Lee and Doug Liman. She joined the Indian cast of Lion produced by TWC which premiered at The Toronto Film Festival 2016 and has Sunny Pawar already nominated for Critics Choice Awards.
Tess is one of the co-producers on Girl Rising and the lead producer for Girl Rising India. She was also field producer on Oscar winner Megan Mylan’s short documentary on the girls education called After My Garden Grows. She has directed Kommune‘s first series for Amazon Prime Video called “The Storytellers – In The Living Room” and is the Director of Curation for SPOKEN FEST since 2017 and beyond work she remains an explorer of the world, a slow marathon runner, a hopeful pianist and a crusader for animals.
She says “I found that the power of stories, our stories have a resonance that can spark a creative wildlife in others” On behalf of all our students and the team, we would like to thank her for her advice and motivation. We wish her all the best for her upcoming projects.