Guest Faculty - DIRECTION

Bengaluru Campus


Guest Faculty - DIRECTION

Sunny Joseph is Cinematographer and Director from Kerala, most known for his work in Shaji N. Karun classic, Piravi, for which he won the 1988 Kerala State Film Award for Best Photography and Caméra d’Or — Mention Spéciale at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. He has Post Graduate Diploma in Cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. He is a former Chairman and General Secretary of the Indian Society of Cinematographers, (ISC).

Sunny initially worked as an associate cameraman to cinematographers Venu, Shaji Karun, and Madhu Ambat. After that working as a Director of Photography, he photographed more than 30 feature films and many short films. Working all over India he has worked in seven languages-Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Manipuri, Hindi/Panjabi, and English with eminent directors like G.Aravindan, Shaji N Karun, Aribam Shyam Sharma, Malay Bhattacharya, K.G. George, Pamela Rooks, and Chandrashekar. Sunny Joseph also works as a Director. He has more than six short films and two television serials to his credit.

Apart from professional activities Sunny, is also a keen film teacher, conducting regular workshops at L V Prasad College of Media Studies, Film and TV Institute of India, Pune; Satyajith Ray Film and TV Institute, Calcutta, and Asian Film Centre, Colombo.