We had the good fortune of connecting with Hrisheek Panchmatia and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Hrisheek, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Although my background is in Economics and Finance I have always been passionate about the Film Industry. I did not know the right way to go about it which is why I didn’t pursue it initially. But as I came closer to graduation, it sort of hit me that if I don’t explore this passion now, I probably never will. And so, came to Los Angeles. The more I learnt about how the film industry worked, the more I realized how much I truly loved this field. So when the opportunity presented it self to work alongside a production company on a feature film, I jumped to it, and ultimately it was that experience that led me to pursue it full time.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am proud of the fact that I have got to be on set of Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci”, seeing first hand how he works. It was defiantly a surreal experience to see a legend in his natural element and I am forever grateful that I got to have that experience. But frankly the one moment I am the proudest of was probably when I decided to take that initial chance to listen to what I wanted. I truly stepped out of my comfort zone when I switched careers from Finance to follow my dreams in Film. I consider myself very fortunate to have been in a position to do so, and think about it every day.

I get the chance to work alongside some extraordinary talents on incredible projects all over the world. When asked how I have had the opportunity to be apart of such projects I always say that the most important thing is relationships. This industry is ultimately a relationship and referral based one, so having good relationships with others can and have lead me on to numerous opportunities on different productions.

It is an industry where being kind, humble and patient along with hardworking goes a long way as I have often been told by production mangers that “I don’t necessarily want to hire the smartest candidate, rather I want to hire the person that I know I can work with for 12-14 hours a day for months on end and not be sick of them”. Having the right attitude definitely helps sets you apart in this industry and can lead to multiple parties wanting you to be a part of their projects.

I am currently developing two New York Times Best Selling books into TV shows alongside Dario Kirola and Daniela Amavia as well as developing a feature film to shoot in China by the beginning of next year. It is sort of a full circle moment for me going back to where it all began.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Universal Studios for sure! I love everything about that place, it’s such a fun way to spend then day and then probably go to city walk after to grab a bite at Vodoo Donuts and watch a movie. The Grove is another great place. I would take them to Runyon Canyon hike as well, it’s one of my favorite spots in LA and the view is absolutely incredible.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Daniela Amavia. Daniela has helped me get a lot of opportunities within the industry and has been an incredible mentor to me. I worked alongside her in 2021 in Hungary on a feature film called “Get Lost”.

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Image Credits
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