Neel Upadhye

Stacks Image 5164

A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Neel is a film and commercial director represented by The Gersh Agency. He has created TV spots for critically acclaimed video games including Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 4 and is currently the Brand Creative Lead on Star Wars Battlefront. With 7+ years of marketing experience, his work achieves over 20 million views annually worldwide. Neel recently directed his first feature film, a romantic comedy titled Dating Daisy, which won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Comedy at the Sedona International Film Festival in February 2016. He also co-created a TV pilot titled Shark Bites, which obtained a development deal with Disney Television Animation. He is currently working on his second animated property.

Also an experienced narrative editor, Neel edited the film Jay & Seth vs. The Apocalypse (starring Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel) which sold to Columbia Pictures and released as This Is The End in 2013. Neel has 12 short films to his credit which include official selections at festivals such as Palm Springs ShortFest, Las Vegas Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, among many others. As a writer, Dating Daisy marks Neel's fourth screenplay and he is actively working on developing both a new TV and film property. Born in India, his world travels have had a distinct effect on his art. He endeavors to tell gripping narratives in a variety of genres and mediums. His laugh can be heard almost anywhere and the inner musical theater star inside him just won’t shut up!