Our Team

MR . SAJID SAMJI 

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Sajid Samji is an Indian writer, lyricist and film director. He has worked on more than 24 films, many of which turned out to become massive Bollywood blockbusters. Sajid Samji has helmed an impressive amount of the top gross movies:  Housefull 3 and Entertainment (as a director); Golmaal 2,3 4, Singham 1, 2, Chennai Express and Bol Bachchan (Screen Play) – Simba (as a Writer).  Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munna Bhai (as a Lyricist). He was also nominated for the prestigious Producers' Guild Film Awards for writing dialogue for the movie Singham. Mr. Sajid Samji's wealth of experience in writing & direction, and his vision of the future of the industry make him a great example of a mentor of FACE Academy. As an acting coach, he trains performers to improve their acting performances, prepare for auditions and for better roles in future. The professional training program is a 3-months journey into the realm of acting. During this program, one would be able to attend some master classes and workshop conducted by eminent film industry mentors. As a part of our course curriculum, every student gets hand-on experience of working in short film written and directed by Mr. Sajid Samji himself.

MR . VINOD RANGANATH 

Vinod Ranganath is a renowned screenwriter and actor in the film and television industry. He has written one of India's  best rated daily soaps, "Swabhiman,"  His illustrious career spans over 30 years. He has written films, such as Mast, Khap, Drishti , "Ishq Vishk," that launched Shahid Kapoor. Vinod Ranganath has also written the TV shows  Lagi Tujhse lagan , Kya Hua Tera Vada, Mere Angne Mai , and some others. He has been the head instructor for the TV and web series writing course at FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) Pune. "One thing you should like about being a screenwriter is to be happy with yourself," Vinod sir once said in a career advising interview.

He has been associated with teaching and screenwriting for more than a decade. He has conducted numerous workshops at various film schools and collaborated with NetwoodTv for their star hunt. Currently, Vinod sir is the general secretary at the Script Writers Association (SWA) in Mumbai.

He has now collabrated with FACE Academy for the Tv and OTT Scipt writing course. It is 24 week Full Time course. 

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MR . SHAIZAD ALI 

Mr. Shaizad Ali is a Cinematographer with an engineering background that has enhanced his understanding of technical aspects. A professional whose career spans almost a decade in the Indian film industry, he began his career by working as a camera operator. Soon he graduated to a cinematographer due to his technical knowledge in camera technology and science of lighting. He has worked as a cameraman and assistant cameraman for feature films, documentaries, & digital projects for international brands. For many years now, he has been affiliated with Face academy and works as a professor in the department of cinematography.

MR . JENOY JOSE 

Jenoy Jose is a pro-active filmmaker, editor, and cinematographer. He has specialised in making professionally edited videos for top brands. He has worked as an editor on various Films, TV Commercials, Music Videos, Travel Vlogs, Youtube Sketches and Wedding Videos. His experience consists of working with top production houses such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, Getaway Films, Sabbir Khan Films, Hitchki Media, Zcyphher Films, Usher Arts and Entertainment, Doppelganger Films and SNG. He has edited videos for brands like Tata Luxe, Lodha group, YOTTA, Sambhav, Excellensea, Back2Basics and many more. Working on films like Taish, Adbhut, Dinner in Lockdown, Hatred and The Getaway have widened his horizons as a filmmaker.

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MR . SIDDHARTH GAUTAM  

After completing his Master's from IIT Bombay, he ventured into writing and direction in films. While in college, he wrote two feature length screenplays. His first project as a co-writer was an independent film, where he doubled up as an Assistant Director too. He then went on to write and direct numerous short films, and collaborate on many others. In 2021, he was in the writer’s room on an upcoming Netflix show. He worked as a DA at Future East Film, where he worked on numerous ads for brands like Facebook and One plus. Currently, he is working on writing and directing an anthology, and there are a few short films in the pipeline.