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Sagi Sree Hari Varma

Writer  Director

Alumnus of the prestigious oscars gold RISING 


in pursuit of awe-inspiring and heartfelt stories




Hari was the only Indian to be accepted into the Oscars Gold Program and graduated from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Mentor-Protegee Initiative under the mentorship of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ted Melfi.

His works as a director include films and commercials for the FIFA Soccer World Cup, United Nations, and a fictional short film, 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.

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

In development Project in the news: Click Here

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


USC School of Cinematic Arts | UCLA | Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography


"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
Virtual producation Hari

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

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“But those who speak to the feelings, who enter the soul’s deepest meditations, holding the mirror up to nature, revealing the profoundest mysteries of the heart by the magic power of action and utterance to the eye and ear, will be sure of an audience.”                                                         
                                                                     -  Frederick Douglass, Pictures and Progress - 1861

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