Home: Toronto, ON. Age: Old enough to produce a movie. Profession: Fintech, film production. Organization: SiTTU Group, Bardya Pictures Ltd. Title: Actor, director, writer, founder. Pronouns: He/Him/His. Alma mater: B.A., M.A. (Mathematics), York University.
Current project: Working on my second feature comedy film, Golden Boy. Latest accomplishment: Completed the production of my first feature film, Super Dicks. Latest contribution to others: Provided much-needed jobs to theatre professionals during the pandemic during the production of Super Dicks. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Making the career shift into film production in the middle of a pandemic. Last book read: The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham.
Personality profile: Creative, hard-working, innovative, inspired. What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Workaholic. Moral compass: Always perform as well as you wish someone else would. How do you define a perfect friendship? Treating each other with mutual respect and working through conflict with tact. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Mutually beneficial that operates like a perfect chain of operation. What is your greatest joy? Movies. What natural talent have you neglected? For a while it was filmmaking, but I’ve since rectified that. What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Investments. What is at the top of your bucket list? Having my films featured at a festival, ideally winning an award.
What is your big idea? Creating films that inspire generations. What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Technology is always providing new advancements in the film industry, so I’m always looking into new innovations and how they may be able to help me in my film production. What change would you like to see in the world? More people pursuing their passions. What widely held belief do you reject? The idea is that it’s ideal to work from home rather than in an office setting.
As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A storyteller. After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My hard drives. What advice would you give your younger self? Eat right and work out. Make it a habit before you become an adult.
Personal mission: Creating inspired films. Favorite quote: “Buy cheap and sell dear” (Hetty Green).