Sumit Saurabh and his team have made their name not just in India but abroad as well by winning the world’s biggest amateur filmmaking competition held at Los Angeles. A 48-hour film making project “2 Shots. 2 Latte”, a 7-minute film made by Sumit and his team was ranked 23rd in the best film category. Among 83 countries participating with over 145 short films, this was some achievement.
Sumit is also the founder of Design Circle which provides help to students by preparing them for entrance exams of institutes like NIFT, NID, PEARL, SRISHTI, SYMBIOSIS and varied foreign universities.
His camera and his ideas are very important for him hence he is inclined towards becoming a great photographer. He says, “It’s not about just getting the degree from an institution like NIFT, it is about how well you can cope and understand what comes ahead. I never thought from NIFT to movie producing, acting, etc., etc., will be my life, but what comes along sometimes it is meant to walk along. This is how we see a different side of us. Something which we never experienced but we become. Helping all those students, I always thought they will be great designers and will rule the world but me being ruler, well I never dreamt of it. For sure I can take it through my career of teaching as for me teaching is not an old school career, it’s something without which a country will not rise and shine.”
He is currently sponsoring education for 10 kids till Higher Secondary. He aims to become one teacher who is known among his students as a guiding light. “Be honest, dedicated, a leader who knows how to walk along. Just stick to business plans and see how it comes your way,” he says.