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Vishnu Udayan
Born(1994-01-01)1 January 1994
Occupation
  • Director
Home townThiruvananthapuram
RelativesKavya Ajit (Cousin)[1]

Vishnu Udayan [2]is an Indian film maker who works in Malayalam Film Industry. He has assisted in a Malayalam film. Besides, he is a familiar name in the short film circuit with his last short film,[3] Waft, winning 15 awards from all over the world including the SIIMA Short Film Awards, 2019.

Early life and Education[edit]

Vishnu Udayan[4] was born to Malayali parents in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 1st January 1994. Having completed his schooling in Thiruvananthapuram, his hometown, and UG in BA. English in Chennai, Vishnu Udayan moved to Mumbai for a direction training program with Institute of Creative Excellence run by Balaji Telefilms.[5]

Filmography[edit]

List of Feature Films
Year Title Language(s) Role
2017 Prakasan Malayalam Assistant Director
List of short films
Year Title Language(s) Director Writer Cast
2012 Oru Phone Call Malayalam Yes Yes Karthik SD
2013 Balcony[6] Malayalam Yes No Anil K Reji, Anisha Anilkumar
2014 Two Zero One Four[7] Malayalam Yes No Fahim Safar, Dinesh Prabhakar
2014 Just like that[8] Malayalam Yes Yes Ananthu D Kurup
2017 Silly people Malayalam Yes Yes Anandhavishnu
2018 Waft[9][10] Malayalam Yes No Ashish Shashidhar, Syju John, Revathy Sampath
Other works
Year Title Director Artist Note
2017 Kerala Diaries[11][12] Yes Kavya Ajit Music Video
2018 La Musica[13] Yes Kavya Ajit Music Video
2018 Shayad Yes Kavya Ajit Music Video
2019 Naan oru vilayattu bommaya[14] Yes Kavya Ajit Music Video
2019 Anganae Yes Divya S Menon Music Video
2019 Flash ft Karukara Yes Divya S Menon Music Video
2019 Thahne Dil[15] Yes Manjari Music Video
List of Promotional Videos
Year Title Film Language(s) Director
2018 Thaa thinnam Lyric Video Theevandi Malayalam Yes
2018 Jeevamshamayi Lyric Video Theevandi Malayalam Yes

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Place Film Category Result
2018 Independent Short Awards Los Angeles Waft Best Narrative Short Won
2018 Alternative Film Festival, Canada. Canada Waft Best Drama Short Nominated
2018 Genre Celebration Festival 2018, Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Waft Best Short Drama Nominated
2018 MoonWhite Films International Film Festival, Mumbai[16] Mumbai Waft Best Film Won
2018 Lakeview International Film Festival, India India Waft Best Indian Film Won
2018 Direct Short Online Film Festival Moscow Waft Best Film Won
2018 Great Message International Film Festival, Pune, India. India Waft Best Director Won
2018 Virgin Spring Cinefest, Kolkata Kolkatta Waft Best Short Film Won
2018 Virgin Spring Cinefest, Kolkata Kolkatta Waft Best Director Won
2019 SIIMA Short Film Awards Chennai Waft Best Director Nominated
2019 SIIMA Short Film Awards Chennai Waft Best Film Won
  1. ^ "Playback singer Kavya Ajit attributes her success to grandmother". The New Indian Express.
  2. ^ Awards, Independent Shorts (2018-07-21). "Vishnu Udayan: "With a good script, we can do wonders even without a high budget"". Independent Shorts Awards. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  3. ^ "My journey as a maker of short films—Waft Director Vishnu Udayan speaks". fullpicture.in. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  4. ^ "Vishnu Udayan". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  5. ^ Awards, Independent Shorts (2018-07-21). "Vishnu Udayan: "With a good script, we can do wonders even without a high budget"". Independent Shorts Awards. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  6. ^ Balcony - Malayalam Short Film | Vishnu Udayan | Anil K Reji, retrieved 2019-09-07
  7. ^ Two Zero One Four (2014) - Malayalam Short Film | Official Upload © | Vishnu Udayan | Fahim Safar, retrieved 2019-09-07
  8. ^ Just Like That - Malayalam Short Film | Vishnu Udayan | Christy Sebastian, retrieved 2019-09-07
  9. ^ Waft, retrieved 2019-09-07
  10. ^ Waft - Malayalam Short Film | Award Winner | Vishnu Udayan | Ashish Shashidhar, retrieved 2019-09-07
  11. ^ "Kavya Ajit's 'Kerala Diaries' takes the spirit of Kerala to a different level - Malayalam News". IndiaGlitz.com. 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  12. ^ Shyamasundara Ft. Kavya Ajit | Kerala Diaries | Vishnu Udayan, retrieved 2019-09-07
  13. ^ "Music that soothes the soul". Deccan Chronicle. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  14. ^ "Playback singer Kavya Ajit attributes her success to grandmother". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  15. ^ "ജഗത് സിങ്ങിന്റെ അതിമനോഹര ഗാനം മഞ്ജരിയുടെ ശബ്ദത്തിലൂടെ ആരാധകരിലേക്ക്". ManoramaOnline (in Malayalam). Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  16. ^ "Moonwhite Films International Film Fest - MWFIFF". www.mwfiff.com. Retrieved 2019-09-08.