Neelesh E.K. is a trained engineer with 11 years of IT industry (HCL & TCS) experience, and left his job to pursue his interests in Film making. He reinvented himself as a photographer and today, his brand ‘NEK Photos’ is an established name in Malayalam Film Industry. Besides working as an Assistant Director with late M.J. Radhakrishnan, he has donned the hat of Director, Cinematographer and Editor in several critically and commercially acclaimed Short films and Music videos. He is the founder and creative director of Beyond Thoughts Productions, which is an Ad film company based in Kochi.
|Projects||Role||Nature of project|
|Thaaram (2022-23)||Assistant Director||Feature Film|
(Direction: Vinay Govind)
|Thriphala Brahmi TVC (2021)||Director||Ad Film (TVC)|
|PRY (2019)||Editor||Short film|
|Poovithal Pole (2018)||Director||Music video|
|Vahni (2018)||Assistant Director||Feature Film|
(Direction: Adwaith Shine, DOP: M.J. Radhakrishnan)
|205 (2017)||Cinematographer and Editor||Short Film|
|Vaal Nakshatram (2016)||Director||Short Film|
|Date of birth||06-05-1984|
|Education||B-tech in Information Technology from Govt. Engineering. College, Palakkad|
|Skillset||Photography, Cinematography, Editing, Film making|
|Software proficiency||Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro X|
|Languages||Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil|
Short Film Awards
- Won 3rd best film award for Vaal Nakshatram at Pune short film festival, 2017
- Won best actress award for Vaal Nakshatram at Chennai Youth short film festival, 2017
- Won best cinematographer award for Vaal Nakshatram at Chennai Youth short film festival, 2017
- Won best actress award for Vaal Nakshatram at Mumbai Asian short film festival, 2018
- Official selection as top 10 short films at Rajesh Pillai short film awards, 2017
- Runner up in National photography competition in connection with Photofest India 2013, organized by AKPA (All Kerala Photographers Association).
- Second runner up in Idukki district photography competition 2013, organized by AKPA (All Kerala Photographers Association).
- Second runner up in Corporate photography competition 2014, organized by Indian Photography Edition (IPE).
- Winner in SPAN photography competition 2014, conducted by SPAN Magazine (http://span.state.gov)
- Selected as “Top 10 photographers” by Fotowide magazine in 2014.
- Got selected for the wildlife camp conducted by Lalithkala academy in association with Kerala forest dept. at Munnar in 2015
- Winner of “Jeevajalam” photography competition conducted by Malayala Manorama in 2015.
- Winner of “Colors of India” photography competition conducted by Canon India in 2016.
- Winner of “Festivals of India” photography competition conducted by Tata Consultancy Services in 2016.