KRISHNENDU BOSE, set up Earthcare Films, making wildlife and conservation films after acquiring a Masters degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics (1985) and since then has produced many award winning documentaries in wildlife conservation.
His film ‘Tiger- the Death Chronicles’ got the coveted Wildlife Conservation Award at the 4th Vatavaran Film Festival 2007 and Conservation Award at the International Wildlife Film Festival at Missoula, Montanna in 2008. ‘The Latent city’ his film in 2009 was awarded the Grand Prix, for the best film in Dokumenta Art Film Festival, Romania. Krishnendu produced the first wildlife series for children in India – Jungle Gang in collaboration with WWF-India. He has also been presented with the highest award for documentary filmmaking in the field of Environment and Wildlife in India- CMS-UNEP Prithvi Ratna Award in 2009.
He is also the founding member of ECO (Earthcare Outreach Trust) and it’s Managing Trustee. His long standing work in the field of socially relevant conservation and wild life filmmaking and his keen desire to share his skills and mentor young people, have come together wonderfully to lay the foundation
of ECO. He has also been involved in conducting sessions on environment education in schools and colleges, using his films as a medium. He has been a guest faculty in top media and design schools in India like Symbiosis and National School of Design.
Krishnendu is a LEAD - Leadership in Environment and Development, fellow and also a member of International Union of Conservation for Nature. Since 1996 Krishnendu, has also been involved in line producing and producing International Television productions. He has produced shows for Sony- AXN’s- Amazing Race Asia. He has also co-produced an award-winning documentary on pesticide deaths with Honrung Television, Hamburg – Cycle of Poison. He has been line producer, CBS Network for their 9 time Emmy Awarded Series Amazing Race. Krishnendu, is a keen photographer and loves traveling and writing about it. Krishnendu, lives with his wife Madhurima and two children in Delhi.
MADHURIMA SEN BOSE, Director of Earthcare Productions (P) Ltd, is a major in Physics and started out in 1990 as an independent filmmaker in Earthcare Films. With years of experience in production, soon she branched out into coordinating international film projects.
Since 1997 she has single-handedly facilitated and planned for Television productions coming to India, for production houses dotting all across the world. In 2004, she coordinated a 5 X 1-hour show for TWI, UK - “Road Raja”- shot in Mumbai. She has been an important co- line producer in the television series The Amazing Race, CBS, USA.
She has been the Indian producer for a 6 X 1 hour series on Indian History for BBC2 “ The Story of India”, broadcasted in 2008. She has also been the line produced 5 X 1 hour Discovery Canada show on Indian Science- “The Daily Planet” and Original Productions, Around the World in 80 Ways. Among other prestigious television networks she has worked on National Geographic, BBC, Channel 4, projects. Madhurima , is also a Trustee of Earthcare Outreach Trust, Delhi.
She has exceptional culinary skills and loves to experiment with cooking. She lives with her husband Krishnendu and two children in Delhi.
Kavita Das Gupta, Director, ECO, after finishing her major in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics in 1999, she learnt filmmaking at Earthcare. She worked on documentaries on environment, and eventually found her true passion in sharing filmmaking skills with those who are traditionally not thought of as ‘filmmakers’. She especially loves working with children. Kavita worked as the Programme Director of the Community Video Programme in Drishti, Ahmedabad from 2006 to 2010. She also works closely with ‘Commutiny, the Youth Collective’ as trustee and has mentored youth leaders in the effective use
of social media and communication. Kavita also provides support as trustee and trainer at ‘Feminist Approach to Technology’ (FAT) where she has worked with young basti girls to challenge their fear of video related technologies.
Kavita has shaped the vision and path of ECO besides being one of its trustees. She is now engaged in nurturing ECO so that children and young people are able to create new and meaningful interconnections between the self and society through films.
Kavita is an avid reader of crime and fantasy fiction and loves dancing. She lives in Delhi
After finishing Graduation in Arts from the Delhi University and his post graduation diploma in Cinematography and Film Editing in 2000, Dharma Singh followed his heart and delved into wildlife and environment filmmaking. Dharma has worked closely with Earthcare for many years. Mentored by Krishnendu Bose, his keen interest in animal behaviour and his field knowledge of forest ecosystems, took a serious turn for conservation. He has worked in various capacities with Earthcare: as a Director, Associate Director, Cinematographer, Researcher and Production manager.
With Krishnendu, in 2011, he co-directed and filmed one of the first films in India on the Sloth Bear.
Dharma has a special way with children. He has been a friend of ECO and has facilitating a few filmmaking workshops for Children and that has become yet another passion for him. He loves trekking, camping and fishing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Delhi.
After finishing his bachelor degree in commerce in 1992, Ajikumar Medhayil has worked as an Office Administrator and Accounts manager in reputed companies like Pearl Academy of Fashion. Since 2006, Aji has single-handedly taken care of all administrative, secretarial and finance related work for Earthcare Productions Pvt. Ltd.
Aji is an accomplished Carnatic classical singer and has performed in over a thousand stage and television shows. He is also the Chairman of the Delhi Malayalee Association, Dilshad Garden Area.
Originally from Kerala, Aji relocated to Delhi 25 years ago. He now lives here with his wife and a daughter.