Ramesh Yanthra

Filmmaker

Ramesh Yanthra is an Artist, Filmmaker, and producer. He attended College of Fine Arts and obtained an M.F.A (Master of Fine Arts) degree in 1999 from India’s oldest fine art institute college of fine arts, Chennai (Madras), India. He also worked as an art director for few films in the Tamil film industry and La Reunion’s Diwali festival in 2005.

His concepts and projects stem from various assorted sources and cultures, which lead him to create time-based work and investigate a vast range of themes within the area of Slice of life, Thriller, Biopic, Historical Fiction, Drama, Science fiction, Mystery, Political, Prehistory, Ethnography study and Social, Cultural developments.

Cannes Film Festival @ 2015

Ramesh Yanthra & Vasantha Kumar, DoP @ Cannes Film Festival – 2015

Gudiyam rock shelters were stone-age people who lived 2,00,000 years ago and 13 Crore years old rock formations. It draws attention to a valuable heritage site, and the need to conserve it.The documentary was selected & screened at the Short Film Corner – Cannes Film Festival 2015.

For over three years, Ramesh Yanthra and cameraman Vasantha Kumar tried to capture the beauty of the caves on film. Their perseverance paid off finally, with their documentary film — Gudiyam Caves: Stone Age Rock Shelters of South India — being selected for screening at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival to be held in May- Read More