Lotus Film Goa

Team

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Nalini Elvino de Sousa

Director | Producer
She is born in Lisbon and moves to Goa in 1998. Tries a career as an importer of Portuguese goods and inaugurated the first store dealing exclusively with Portuguese imports – christened “A Nau” – but soon realizes that this is not where she wants to be in life. Life has to be more than food.
So, she opens an NGO by the name of “Communicare Trust” because, if nothing else, she believes in the unifying force of language. As the main driving force in this Trust, she conceptualized several innovative projects, amongst them a television quiz involving different languages, conceptualization and design of theaters in orphanages to popularize languages (other than local Indian languages) and stop motion movies using waste. 

She teaches Portuguese, publishes books and translates others but,

nothing gives her more joy than bringing a new story to the screen.

In 2006 she was presented with an opportunity to showcase Goa to a Portuguese speaking audience via the RTPi (Rádio Televisão Portuguesa Internacional). She directed, anchored and produced 75 documentaries that showcased different aspects of Goan culture, architecture, cuisine and economics, a project that continued up to 2011. She hasn’t stopped since.

In fact, she does not like to put her work on pause, not even to relax, unless it is to watch a movie. And at the end credits, press play on her own story.
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Namitha Nair

Camera
Born and raised in Goa, she is a business management graduate from Goa University
She worked with major MNC’s like Accenture, Altisource, KIMS hospital and in different cities like Kochi and Pune. However, being tired of the 9-6 routine and repetitive days led her to find Communicare Trust – an NGO, where she has been working alongside Nalini Elvino de Sousa ever since.
The only enemy she sees in life is monotony and hence, to break the predictable life, she decided to pursue videography. As for her today, her pursuit of videography has led to her having shot numerous interviews for Portuguese National Television RTPi, documentaries, music videos, YouTube etc.
She refers herself to as a ‘Multipotentialite’ as she has many hats; that of a videographer, editor, model and a project manager.

When she’s not busy pursuing photography, there’s wide range of interests for her to pick from. You can find her spending time with her cat Zara, practicing a new workout routine, trying out a new recipe, listening to music, or, most likely, travelling.
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Gasper D'Souza

Editor

A rolling stone. That could sum up Gasper’s career projectile. But while other stones gather all the moss, Gasper has been out learning new tricks, seeking new adventure, and moving boundaries.

At the core, Gasper has always loved storytelling when he first wrote stories for the school magazine. At the turn of the millennium, Gasper joined an English daily to head the web edition. Over the course of his 7-year newspaper stint, he coded the website, redesigned the newspaper, wrote features for the Sunday edition and produced photo-documentaries for print and web editions.

At the core, Gasper has always loved storytelling when he first wrote stories for the school magazine. At the turn of the millennium, Gasper joined an English daily to head the web edition. Over the course of his 7-year newspaper stint, he coded the website, redesigned the newspaper, wrote features for the Sunday edition and produced photo-documentaries for print and web editions.

Working with other film-makers as editor, Gasper soon realised he loved finding connections, and helping bring stories to life. In the dark confines of the edit suite, he found new adventures pursing through hours of rushes, building sequences. So he turned his attention to documentary film editing where he’s helped put together films that have gone on to hit the festival circuits worldwide.

Today he has expanded into colour grading along with film editing and set up a boutique post-production studio in his home town on the coast of Goa.

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