Neel Upadhye

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A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Neel is a film and commercial director.  Well versed in visual effects, live action, and CG animation, he has created TV spots and trailers for Nike, Coca-Cola, and several critically acclaimed video games including Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect 3, and Dragon Age Inquisition. 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. His comedy TV pilot Shark Bites is represented by The Gersh Agency and is currently being shopped to networks. Most recently, he created multiple TV spots for the launch of the hit video game, Battlefield Hardline. His work achieves over 20 million impressions annually worldwide. Neel's films 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 will be his feature film directing debut in 2015. Born in India, his world travels have had a distinct effect on his art. Whether directing commercials or film, Neel brings his razor sharp storytelling instincts to bear, creating gripping narratives with lasting impact.
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