Core Team

Shiv Verma

Founder & Director

An alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad with a Masters in Film and Video Communication, Shiv worked as a copywriter across agencies like McCann and Contract before founding Mezzanine Media. Deeply interested in human stories and character-led dramas, Shiv's independent short 'Ode to Broken Things' has gone on to win accolades at multiple film festivals around the world. 

Aakshee Gakhar
Vaibhav Yadav

Managing Partner & Executive Producer

Creative Producer & Chief DIY Officer

The loudest voice on set, Aakshee is our Executive Producer. Other than drawing budgets and stopping the creative team from exceeding them, she is also an immensely talented photographer and actor. We not only leverage her years of experience as a producer across Television and Digital with the likes of History Channel, NDTV, National Geographic but also use her as our in-house content recommendation officer. 

If you were to ever hear Vaibhav's stories when he is not working with us, you'd suspect him to be a spy straight out of a Bond film. How else does one explain a mysterious pigeon attack, leaving him partially blind for a few days before his sight restored itself, thanks to our prayers? A man of many talents, Vaibhav's love storytelling coupled with his intense love for technique allows him to handhold us to creating solid work. 

Directors' Panel 

Devang Singh

Lifestyle, Food & Music

For nearly a decade now, Devang has occupied the position of one of India's top F&B and Lifestyle directors having directed commercials for Vivo, Kingfisher, Suzuki & Budweiser.

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Ankit Mehrotra

Lifestyle, FMCG & Automotive

Images and their creation have always been huge draw for Ankit. A hands on filmmaker with over 15 years of short format storytelling, Ankit gets deeply involved in each stage and every aspect of his craft with childlike enthusiasm.

Anuj Samtani

Fashion, Tech & Product

A master of technique, Anuj is widely regarded as one of India's finest Director/DP units when it comes to creating technically sound, visually majestic, lifestyle and product films that reflect in his work for Netflix, Redmi, Oppo & Myntra.

Vaani Arora

Human Stories, Humour & Children

A graduate of National Institute of Design, Vaani's storytelling career spans over two decades with a rich body of work that reflects her artful understanding of human behaviour, the often funny side of life and of course advertising.