Mike Pandey a.k.a Big M
Filmmaker. Homeopath. Award winner.
The man who started it all. Born in Kenya, Mike came back and made India his home. Supremely dedicated to the environment. Founded Riverbank Studios 45 years ago. He has won over 300 awards for his work to spread awareness about biodiversity and species conservation, including helping conserve and protect key species such as whale sharks, elephants, tigers, vultures and horseshoe crabs
Writer. Director. Producer.
Doel keeps the wind in the sails around here. She smiles through the toughest productions and is our secret weapon who gets the work done.
Gautam has crawled up from being an illustrator, VFX guy, a failed musician and is now director/cameraman at Riverbanks. Likes to pretend he is a swiss army knife but really he is an old piece of cheese. Although, a treasured one at that (Also, person who hates writing about himself)
Abdul Rafia Fazili a.k.a K.T
With the most impressive head of hair this side of the Satluj, K.T has been with Riverbanks for years. A crucial part of our productions, he worked on popular projects like the Doordarshan series, Earth Matters.
Anil Tripathi a.k.a Poppe a.k.a Slinky
Tampers CCTV cameras and is almost always in incognito mode. Also, shoots films.
Admin, Studio Manager
If we could see thought bubbles it would be *insert photo of Himachal Pradesh*.
Vipin special skills include knowing how to get difficult and sticky permissions.
Only one around here who wears his shoes all the time. Works back-end and ensures that behind all the scenic shoots, the accounts are handled smoothly.
Grip, Gaffer, Sound Man, Swiss Army Knife
Lalman Ji has looked the same for the last 42 years. Came in as a painter, lost his brush and never left.
Prince Sarangal a.k.a Gurudasman
Trainee Cameraperson & Grip
Eager, smiley faced, quick learner. Prince is slowly growing invaluable on every shoot.
Travel Coordinator & Production Assistant
Always the first one here, he runs around helping everyone. Also, makes amazing chai.
Morup who can charge drained batteries with his smile, has completed his traineeship and now helping us develop stories in the Himalayas (also we didn’t really give him a choice )
(Still here in spirit)
The studio dog who strolled around like she belonged here more than anyone else. Some say, you can still feel her presence.