Mahesh is the founder of Highlight Films, a production company producing advertising films, music videos, documentaries, as well as collaborating with foreign productions shooting in India. Highlight Films has produced some of the most successful advertising campaigns in India including Unilever, Asian Paints, Cadburys, Seagram, Philips, Proctor and Gamble, and Indian Tourism. They line produced the Imax documentary Mystic India (The Journey) for BAPS, and the feature 'Outsourced' for Seattle based Shadowcatcher Entertainment. One of the pioneers of music Industry in India, they partnered with Sony Music and BMG Records to launch the careers of Indian singer Lucky Ali and the band Bombay Vikings. Now the company is looking to diversify into developing feature projects for independent, quality films for a world market.
As a director, Mahesh Mathai’s critically acclaimed debut film Bhopal Express, set against the backdrop of the Union Carbide gas leak accident in Bhopal, India, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2000. His next film Broken Thread, starring Linus Roache, Saffron Burrows and Andrea Corr, awaits release.
Tribeca All Access® | 2008