SAFACH is the brainchild of Harsh Narayan, an alumnus of IIM- Calcutta, MICA-Ahmedabad & NIFT- Delhi. He is a Creative Director & Filmmaker, and Founder of the New Delhi based creative production company Dragons Lab Pvt. Ltd., and has earned more than 15 years’ experience in Media & Arts Management. He has been mentored in creativity by the veteran filmmaker Shri Shyam Benegal for more than a decade.
Also studied at Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune, Harsh qualified from NFDC Director’s Lab as a budding Filmmaker. He has directed Documentary films, Music videos, Audio Documentaries, Animation Films, Mega National TV shows. Currently, Harsh is developing full length Hindi Feature film projects.
Harsh has been Creative & Series Director of first ever National Reality show on classical music on Television for Doordarshan National Network: Naad Bhed, hosted by eminent Shabana Azmi, with judges being Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Begum Parveen Sultana, Girija Devi, etc.
Harsh has been Director of Animation & Visual Effects for Rahul Roy Productions; conceived Documentary film for Star Network, Multimedia campaigns for Environment Ministry, Govt. of India; Directed first ever music video shot inside a prison- Tihar Jail for Times Music; plans to launch his own filmy Fashion Label titled: Fashion Filmistan!
Harsh has been Head of Animation & Multimedia lab at IIIL– University of Delhi; and has created Multimedia E-learning modules for Digital courseware of the University.
Harsh also has deep interest in shared & composite Heritage of South Asia; and conducts collaborative Peace projects through the works of Art & Creativity for the youth of South Asian nations; hosting students & artists in India & conduct joint workshops on different forms of creative arts under eminent artistes. Harsh is Founder & Creative Director of "South Asia Forum for Art & Creative Heritage" (SAFACH), an NGO promoting Artistic, Creative & Cinematic collaborations across South & South-East Asia.
Harsh has also been Creative Director & Curator of several eminent film festivals across South Asian nations, collaborating with top filmmakers- Directors, Producers & Actors like Vishal Bhardwaj, SS Rajamouli, Subhash Kapoor, Nandita Das, Vinay Pathak, Ali Zafar, Mahira Khan, Sakib Khan, Naresh Kumar KC, Nilendra Deshapriya to name a few. He has also curated some of the best films made in India in recent past for screenings.
Harsh is the Founder & Creative Director of Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF), a platform for Film fraternity from across South & South-East Asia to Network & Collaborate.
Harsh is currently developing an ambitious Musical-Romance mainstream Hindi Feature film Ye Raste Hain Pyar Ke.