BIO

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An engineer, animator, game designer, and filmmaker, Kalyan Sura is a virtuoso storyteller from South India who built his reputation by making key contributions to independent productions and multi-million-dollar Hollywood blockbusters.

A recipient of numerous accolades throughout his school years, Kalyan pursued Computer Science Engineering at India’s premier technology institute where, ironically, he discovered his love for the arts, specifically visual storytelling. Having taught himself animation, Kalyan achieved the rare distinction of being the first and only student-instructor in his university by teaching a course on ‘Fundamentals of 3D Animation.’

Kalyan joined DreamWorks Animation India as their youngest Technical Director (TD) where he contributed to critically and commercially acclaimed films like How To Train Your Dragon 2. Kalyan spent his spare time developing video games and writing fiction stories.

In May 2018, Kalyan completed his Master's in Film Production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) with a focus on Writing, Directing, and Visual Effects. Over three years, Kalyan wrote 15 short films, 2 feature screenplays, directed five films, and supervised Visual Effects for over a dozen productions. He also served as the President of SCA’s Visual Effects Society.

Kalyan is a member of the prestigious Visual Effects Society and the Screen Writers Association of India. His films have screened across the globe, receiving widespread praise from critics and audiences alike. Currently, Kalyan is focused on writing and directing live-action and animation content that combines cutting-edge techniques with personal stories, to entertain and inspire audiences around the globe.