I have been working in the Indie Film & Commercial Industry in New York & Los Angeles for the last 7 years, in the capacity of a Producer and Line Producer. Along with creative producing, I am also comfortable with budgets, business plans, casting, scheduling, screenwriting, crewing, negotiating, permits, deal memos and tasks related to SAG, Mayor's Office and the Governor's Film Office. I excel at extracting high production value for films with tight budgets, and have strong relations with crew and vendors.
A few commercials that I recently produced are at luminoustudios.com : Chasing Paper, Untamed, Animation, Pharmacy, Music Video, CP2, GH Movie.
Most recently, I was the producer on an independent psychological thriller, Butterflies of Bill Baker (released May 8, 2015 and starring Will Chase from ABC's Nashville) and also worked with Oscar nominated director Roland Joffe for his upcoming film, Singularity. This year, I produced a romantic comedy, Get Happy and currently in post production for the film. Managing a cast and crew of over 100 people has required me to develop strong communication skills. Being the co-founder of I Laugh I Cry Films, I have honed some unique organizational and problem-solving abilities. My previous work has won the Best Feature Film Award at the Manhattan Film Festival, been an official selection at Cannes, won the Best Children's Film at Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Best Feature Film at Arpa Film Festival, premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival, the London Film Festival and the Big Apple Film festival.
I graduated from the New York University in 2009 with a major in Film/TV and minors in producing and editing. Having worked in corporate environments such as Focus Features and MTV Networks, it has led me to become a driven and successful team player. As an editor and producer, I continue to work with USA Studios on various TV and online commercials for clients like HBO, Syfy, Calvin Klein, Disney and so on. I am proficient at FCP, broadcast standards and requirement, and new media content production.
Name: Sania Jhankar
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Director, Editor, Line Producer, Producer, Production Manager and Unit Production Manager
Film by Manoj Annadurai (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer A perpetually miserable man finds happiness when he starts dating a manic pixie dream girl, to the befuddlement of his cynical best friend.
Film by Roland Joffé (Action, Adventure, Romance and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Great Barrier Reef, 2020. After a dangerous dive to save his wife Laura trapped while exploring an colonial British merchant ship wreckage, Jay Fennel, a rugged and attractive marine archeologist lies brain dead in a Boston hospital. Fennel's dream-like coma takes us back in time to Pune, India in 1778. The British East India Company is invading the palaces and a young captain named James Stewart, who bears a striking resemblance to Fennel, is about to embark on a dangerous mission. Along the way he encounters murder, deceit, betrayal and revenge. He falls deeply in love with an Indian She-warrior named Tulaja, an impossible love which he must fight for. Only the power of a ring can transcend time and save a life. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Kartik Singh (Comedy) Producer Shankar has recently arrived in New York City from Bangladesh. He makes a living selling roses. One day, he gets an incurable case of the hiccups...
Film by Raj Amit Kumar (Crime, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew UNFREEDOM is an urgent contemporary thriller about a society torn apart by political, religious, and sexual turmoil. Shifting between New York and New Delhi, the film juxtaposes two powerful and unflinching stories about religious fundamentalism and intolerance, one of which follows a Muslim terrorist attempting to silence a liberal Muslim scholar, while the other is about a young woman who defies her devout father and escapes an arranged marriage because she is secretly embroiled in a taboo lesbian romance. In this searing portrait of the polarized world we live in, all four characters go to their absolute limit-and beyond-in their struggle to defend their deeply-held and conflicting viewpoints on freedom, faith, family and love.
Butterflies of Bill Baker
Film by Sania Jhankar (Thriller) Producer, Director, Writer Bill Baker, a kind, sensitive and content man, enjoys life's simple pleasures, such as tilling his garden or playing with butterflies. His seemingly fulfilling life is disrupted by Pavornocturnus - a night terror disorder that causes Bill to commit violent acts while asleep. His disorder can only be relieved with a unique, dangerous, and mind-altering technology. Written by Sania Jhankar
The Word Trader
Film (short) by Salvatore D'Alia (Drama and Thriller) Producer Lester Harrigan is a salesman of a most curious commodity - the word. Traumatized by an innate ability to 'see' into the tangle of words that make up our consciousness, he embarks on a lifelong quest to find one pivotal word that has been erased from all existence. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Clayton Broomes Jr. (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Production manager A depressed, retired intelligence field operative must protect her naive grandson from ruthless hit-men who want him dead after he witnesses them executing his girlfriend's family.
Film (short) by Sania Jhankar (Comedy, Drama, Family, History and 2 More) Producer, Director, Writer In a 1920s drama, the son of a racist producer befriends a black stage actor to alter the very course of his vaudeville production house.
Film (short) by Sania Jhankar (Drama and War) Producer, Director, Writer 2001 April; the border region of Bangladesh and India is chaotic due to the Hindu-Muslim riots. With this backdrop, an eight-year-old Hindu boy gets lost and finds himself in a Muslim household. As the husband and wife fight over whether he should be kept in the house, the safety of the family members is put to risk as the security guards knock at their door. Written by Sania Jhankar
Film by Kranti Kanade (Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 12 yr old Mahek wants to be the best in everything, but she doesn't know what she's best at. To complicate things further, an old magic-less modern fairy walks into her life. Will Mahek ever realize her true strength?
Film by Shrabani Deodhar (Drama) Actress