Chief sound designer and founder of Fireflys post sound, P.M Satheesh has over two decades of experience in location sound and sound design. He is a graduate from the Film and Television Institute Pune, India. He has worked as sound recordist and sound designer on numerous documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, National Film Board of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and various award wining Feature films like 15 Park Avenue, Mangal Pandey, Kaminey, Ishquiya, Talaash, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, True Love Story, the later being selected for Critic’s Week section in Cannes Film Festival, 2014. The most recent of his works is Bahubali. In 1999, he received the National Award for best sound recording and design for his work in Kumar Talkies. Soon after he launched Fireflys Post Sound in its present location in Bombay.
Trained under P.M Satheesh, Manoj has become one of the most sought after creative sound editors . He has worked with Fireflys as the chief sound editor and a co-sound designer for the last seven years, the last ten months of which were devoted with impassionate hard work for Bahubali. His innovative ways of working and expertise skill in sound editing adds to Fireflys team making them stand out.
Rajivan Ayyappan is an independent sound artist, composer and improvised music performer. As a sound designer he has worked in an award winning animation film ‘The Printed Rainbow'(Cannes Festival) and collaborated on various Fireflys film sound projects like The Fakir of Venice, The Rising, 15 Park Avenue, My Wife’s Murder. He has been using Fireflys facilities for most of his sound installations and compositional work. Some of his works as a sound artist are Petitit laboratoire, Luxembourg; Revenir au Luxembourg; Mass improvised Soundscapes; Telescapes for FIFA World Cup 2006. He is the co founder of Vedanza, Artists International Luxembourg and Luma Luma a free improvised band performing live concerts in Europe. Ravivan currently lives in Luxembourg.
Filmmaker/Video Artist Co-founder of Fireflys, Kabir is a filmmaker and a video artist. His films and videos have been shown at the Oberhausen, Rottendam, Torino, Hawaii. Bilbano, Bombay and World Wide Video Festivals among others. In 2006 he had a Solo show with video and sound works at GallerySKE, Bangalore. He has been a part of a few group shows including ‘Sidewinder’, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata, ‘Home and the World’, Indo Center for Art and Culture, New York and recently, ‘Mechanisms of Motion’, Anant Art Centre, New Delhi. He is a recipient of the Hubert Bals Fund Award, Rotterdam Film Festival; Fond Sud Award, Ministry of External Affairs, France; and grants from the Prince Claus Fund, Netherlands and the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore.
Graduated from S.A.E. Chennai, Prathibha has joined Fireflys a year back and is working as a folly editor and special effects editor. She already has three feature films to her credit, the latest one being Bahubali.
Studio Administrator for the past twelve years, Vimal has been our studio administrator ensuring that all day to day aspects of the studio are looked after. Apart from brewing the best pot of coffee and Darjeeling tea in town, Vimal co-ordinates and helps to create a smooth working and operating environment so that Fireflys can focus on the creative and technical aspect of sound.
Aurelie is from France and had been involved in the world music scene for the last 13 years. She has helped source contemporary musicians/composers for original background music for films in India. She promotes Indian folk musicians and world music artists as an alternative for independent films. Aurelie has worked closely with musicians from Argentina, Brazil, Caribbeans, Senegal, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Hungary, Italy and France and initiated collaborations with some of them and Indian musicians for background scores, live shows and music albums.