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Sagi Sree Hari Varma

Writer  Director



"I want the film to start when you leave the Auditorium."                                                                              - Jacques Tati


​​Hari is the first Indian alumnus of the prestigious OSCARS Gold Program (2019/2020). 

He graduated from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Mentor-Protegee Initiative under the mentorship of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ted Melfi.

His notable works as a director include films and commercials for the FIFA Soccer World Cup, United Nations, and a fictional short film, "The Fool", shot at Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank.


His extensive below-the-line production experience includes working on Television and Commercial productions of filmmakers David Fincher, Ted Melfi, David Shane, Jim Jenkins, and Trent O'Donnell. He most recently worked on productions of Super Bowl LV(2021) Commercials: "Anheuser- Bush" and "Paramount Plus- Sweet Victory."

Hari is currently developing his debut feature film which is a story that lives in the liminal space between Indian mythology, science fiction, and the metaphysical.  

In February 2023 his profile was featured in the "talent to watch out for" category in eenadu, one of India's largest circulating daily publications

 USC Cinematic Arts | UCLA | Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography

Screenwriters Association of India

"drama in any form is primarily and essentially a spectacle "   
                         - Bharatamuni (Natyasastram ) 500 BCE         

Oscars Gold Fellowship-2019/2020
Go Mordovia Press Release
Heads and Tails, The Hindu Press Release
9th Summer School, VGIK
The Hindu- Press Release
Go Mordovia! at the RSPP Conference 2018, Moscow
International Diplomatic Club Youth Award-2018
Eenadu - 2023
Agence France-Presse - Oscar Gold Press Release
Oscars Gold Fellowship 2019-2020

"For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake."
                                         -   Alfred hitchcock.

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