Prashant Bhargava is an award-winning filmmaker and designer, utilizing film and technology as a means of spiritual expression and empowerment. His film Sangam premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and since appeared in over thirty festivals, been broadcast on the Sundance Channel and ARTE/ZDF, garnering several awards and distinctions.
For the past nine years, as creative director of his own production company, Prashant has designed and directed commercials, titles, and promos for such films as Born into Brothels, John Frankenhiemer's Path to War, Mira Nair's Hysterical Blindness, Raoul Peck's Lumumba, and Denzel Washington's Antwone Fisher. Notable projects include branding Cinemax's Reel Life documentary series and many of HBO's original series - OZ, Def Poetry Jam, and The Wire. Other projects include promotions for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Missy Elliot, Talib Kweli, Accenture, PBS, Bravo, and IBM.
Prashant studied theatrical directing at the Actors Studio Drama School and computer science at Cornell University. Prior to his career as a filmmaker, Prashant worked on a joint project of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and New York University instructing Chicago Public School teachers to use media and technology to tell their own stories and challenge public misconception. A native of Chicago, Prashant's interest in the arts began as a graffiti artist.