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Good Ads Matter Season 1: Directors' Roundtable Panel, 2024

The most awaited and the biggest Good Ads Matter collaboration to date is right around the corner! Never done before– a roundtable with the most revered Directors of the Indian advertising industry– all under one roof with a single aim–

to Make Advertising Great Again.

Here’s the incredible panel!

1. Ayappa KM

Director and Co-founder of Early Man Film, Ayappa is the mastermind behind CRED campaigns with Rahul Dravid and Neeraj Chopra, Ambuja Cement ft. The Great Khali, the highly awarded Story of Kaveri and the recent Jindal Steel commercial, ‘The Steel Of India’.

Instagram: @robotdogman

2. Aakash Bhatia

Director and Co-founder of LoudMouth Film, Aakash’s notable advertising feats include Google X Anmol, Royal Enfield 'Classic', Mahindra 'Zaheerabad' Tata IPL, Star Sports and T20 World Cup. He made his Bollywood debut in 2022 with the critically acclaimed Netflix feature film, ‘Looop Lapeta’.

Instagram: @bhatiaaakash

3. Kopal Naithani

Director and Founder of Superfly Films, some of Kopal’s best-known commercials are Urban Company 'Chotta Kaam?' and 'Chotti Soch', Vivo 'Switch Off' and Licious 'Official'. Other esteemed brands she has worked with include Axis Bank, BYJU, HUL, Tata Sky, Flipkart, ICICI, Bajaj Finserv, Zivame and Caratlane.

Instagram: @kopious1

4. Prakash Varma

Director and Co-founder of Nirvana Films, Prakash is best known for his iconic Vodafone commercials featuring the Zoozoos, Incredible India campaigns, Cadbury, Indian Railways and many more of the most iconic Indian ads to date. His most recent commercial is the groundbreaking ‘Wreckshaw’ for Apple iPhone 15.

5. Prasoon Pandey

Director and Co-founder of Corcoise Films, Prasoon is behind some of India’s most iconic and timeless ads for brands like Fevicol, Asian Paints, Flipkart, Fevikwik and SBI Life Insurance. His collection of awards boasts Clios, Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, Asia Pacific AdFest Lotuses, and he has been ranked by the Gunn Report among the “Top 25 Advertising Film Directors in the World”.

6. Shashanka Chaturvedi

Director, Co-founder and the creative driving force of Good Morning Films, Shashanka aka Bob is behind the memorable ads for brands like Bournvita, Thums Up, Myntra, Times of India, Tata Safari and Cadbury. He has won 60 international awards including 2 Gold Lions at Cannes– the first by any Indian filmmaker.

7. Shirsha G. Thakurta

Director and Founder of Oink Films, Shirsha has worked with the likes of Facebook, Vogue, Faces Canada, Reebok, and Tanishq. Some of her notable work includes What3Words ‘Kidhar Hai’, Facebook ‘Football’, Bumble ‘Make the First Move’, United Colours of Benetton #UnitedByHalf and Reebok ‘Be More Human’.

Instagram: @shirshagt

8. Tejal Patni

A celebrated Photographer and Director, Tejal has worked with the likes of Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, Chanel, Hugo Boss, Levi's, Splash Fashions, and Emirates Airlines. Notably, his work on the globally acclaimed "Splash Calendar" has brought him recognition.

Instagram: @tejalpatni

There you have it, the panel of the Greatest! Now now, ready to meet the MC? Just as excited as we are to announce the Directors, the MC has all of our heart. You guessed it. It has to be Sneha Iype!

Founder, Partner and Executive Producer at Nirvana Films, Sneha has been on the Film craft Jury panels of Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia, Young Spikes and the Ciclope Advertising Festival. Some of her notable work includes Hutch 'Boy Dog', Titan 'Joy of Gifting', Vodafone 'ZooZoo' ads, Cadbury 'Umbrella', Greenply 'Sardar Kid', Incredible India, West Bengal Tourism and Kerala Tourism campaigns.

Instagram: @sniype

Hold your horses, folks! That’s not all. Want to see your favourite Director on the panel too? Head to our Instagram handle and let us know in the DMs. We will take it from there ;)

Meanwhile, keep an eye out for the panels of other categories!

You can also click here to get a chance to partner with us for the Good Ads Matter Roundtable 2024.

See you!


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