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Gannu is a classic tale about a group of friends and their goofy forgetful part genie and imaginary six year old elephant friend - Gannu. In every episode, they explore real-life predicaments, they use house hold items and pretend play to create fantastical imaginary worlds and return to real life with new aha moments.

  • Saraswathi Vani Balgam
  • Saraswathi Vani Balgam
  • Saraswathi Vani Balgam
  • Juck Somsaman
  • AimSinthu Ramasoot
    Creative Producer
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Director Biography - Saraswathi Vani Balgam

In 2013, Vani founded Dancing Atoms , LA-based content and creative development motion pictures production company. She is working on two preschool shows, one with a Canadian production company and the other with a Thai Company. She currently consults and advises people with art direction, character development and storytelling.

Vani has mentored over hundred Unreal artists and contributed as a creative producer for their Unreal short films during the Unreal Fellowship. She crafted a Women Creators Program in partnership with Epic Games that has created a lot of buzz around it.
She has also been a mentor for Sony Talent League for the past three years.

Previously in her illustrious career, she was the founding director of Rhythm & Hues Studios, Asia & Head of Creative Management and Training at DreamWorks Animation, Shanghai. Vani managed the teams of artists and technicians that created the digital characters in “Life of Pi”, “Night at the Museum”, “The Golden Compass” “X-Men”, and “The Chronicles of Narnia”. Vani oversaw 40 tentpole Hollywood films as a senior executive.

Vani actively promotes community building all over the world. She is currently heading the Women in Animation India Collective and has been President of Asifa India for over two decades.

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