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Camera, Direction, Post Production, Production Assistant
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Talking To The Wind, Oct 2016 - Present
Director, Producer, Editor

Semi-Finalist, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund 2018
Recipient of ‘The Virgin Unite Social Impact Film Fund’ 2018
Recipient of ‘The Virgin Unite Social Impact Film Fund’ 2017
Dean's Fellowship, Emerson College 2015
Winner, ‘Moments in Motion’ competition 2013
Second Year Merit Award, Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Arts & Crafts 2010

Personal Details

San Francisco - Live
Los Angeles - Can work

United States
English, Hindi, Marathi

Work Details


Women In Media
The D-Word

Director, Director’s Assistant, Second Unit Director
Cinematographer, Camera Operator, First Assistant Camera, Second Assistant Camera, Still Photography
Editor, Post Production Coordinator, Assistant Editor, Post PA
Set PA

Akshaya Sawant is a multimedia artist from Mumbai, India. She received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a major in painting. After graduating, she studied digital filmmaking and worked as a cinematographer and editor in Mumbai while freelancing as a photographer, graphic designer, and performing artist. She has interned for the internationally acclaimed film Ship Of Theseus, Agency09, Boston Children's Chorus, HubSpot Academy and WGBH, Boston. She is a recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship at Emerson College, Boston. Her film Price Of Patriarchy has received ‘The Virgin Unite Social Impact Film Fund’ and was a semifinalist at ‘The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Film Fund 2018’. She is an active member of International Documentary Association, Women In Media and The D-Word.