Writer & Filmmaker
Hardik Mehta is a filmmaker who likes to work in both fiction and non-fiction. Amdavad Ma Famous (2016), his documentary film has traveled extensively at film festivals world over including HotDocs Canada, PalmSprings Film Festival and has won several awards including the Swarna Kamal, National Award for Best Non-Feature Film (2015). In 2017, he co-wrote the engaging survival thriller Trapped, starring Rajkummar Rao, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane; which got him his first Filmfare Award Nomination for Best Screenplay. He also wrote & directed The Affair - a short film presented by Drishyam Films that has received more than 5 millions views on social media platforms. In 2020, his debut fiction feature Kaamyaab released theatrically with rave reviews. Hardik's second feature film is the upcoming 'Roohi-Afzana' which is being produced by Maddock Films and Mrigdeep Lamba. In 2017-18, Hardik also co-wrote Paatal-Lok, an Amazon Special limited series of 9 episodes which is produced by Clean Slate films.