Swati Chugh

Swati Chugh

Founder at Ridestone Pictures
Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Editor

New Delhi, India

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December 2020
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About Swati

Swati Chugh is a multiple award winning Independent Filmmaker. She has made 14 short films. She has written, produced, directed and edited these films herself. Her films have won 33 awards and have screened at 110+ Film Festivals in 24 countries - India, USA, UK, Canada, France, Russia, Italy, Bhutan, Venezuela, Germany, China, Romania, Nepal, Austria, Turkey, Singapore, Indonesia, Egypt, Greece, UAE, Bulgaria, Sweden, Japan and Netherlands.

Swati is from India and has a Master's degree in Business Administration. She has 14 years of Corporate experience in Marketing, Operations, HR, Strategy and Innovation. She has been an Independent filmmaker for past 6 years and has worked with cast and crew from 7 countries for films. She did a film making program at Barry John Acting Studio, New Delhi, India. She further went on to study film making at New York Film Academy, Los Angeles Campus, US



  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir (2021)
    Film (short) (Drama) Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor This short film is about a girl who is separated from her lover and is desperately waiting for him to return. The wait has made her angry and frustrated. The film takes shows how the situation unfolds for both of them.

  • Digital Age

    Digital Age (2021)
    Film (short) (Drama and Family) Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor This short film depicts the bitter sweet relationship between a father and his daughter with a dash of humour. The story shows their struggles to connect and strengthen their bond, in light of the generation gap.

  • In the Dark

    In the Dark (2021)
    Short (Horror and Thriller) Director, Screenwriter, Editor This is a short horror film about a lady who returns to her home and finds unexpected dangers looming in the dark.

  • Chitthiyaan - The Letters

    Chitthiyaan - The Letters (2019)
    Film (short) (Drama) Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor This short film is based in 1971 in a small village in India. It is a story about a woman who doesn't know how to read or write but wants to communicate with her husband who is in army and posted at the border. This was a time where there were no telephones in villages. She then finds a unique way to communicate with her husband. This story is about challenges, love, adversity and hope.

  • The Maverick

    The Maverick (2019)
    Film (short) (Drama and Family) Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor This short film is the story of a family whose younger son is a rebel but the rest of the family members are mysterious too and nothing is as it seems to be. This silent suspense film revolves around the theme of family, bonding, love and makes for an interesting drama.

  • New Heaven

    New Heaven (2019)
    Film (short) (Drama) Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor “New Heaven” is about a middle-aged woman who is struggling to come to terms with ageing and mortality. The film explores how she finds fulfilment while dealing with the memories of her younger days. The story shows the protagonist’s struggles, conflict, and journey towards getting her self-worth back.

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