Varun is an Editor & Assistant Picture Editor based in Toronto.
Varun grew up in India and re-discovered his love for Film and TV at an International Film festival during his college years in the city of Pune. Collaborating with friends, he began making short films and soon developed an affinity for the art of Picture Editing. He then attended Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in California, where he graduated in 2015 with an MFA in Film Production (emphasis in Editing.) Since then, Varun has worked with companies such as Disney Studios in Los Angeles as well as Lyca Productions and Excel Entertainment in India. He has edited a range of short form content including commercials, promos, music videos and short films. In 2018 he edited behind the scenes and social media videos of '2.0' one of the biggest films produced in India.
The year 2019 brought him to Toronto which he now calls home. Since moving to Canada, Varun has worked with some prominent companies such as National Film Board of Canada, Scott Brother's Entertainment, Uninterrupted Canada etc. Varun is also a mentee of the Canadian Cinema Editor's Mentorship Program and a member of the Directors Guild of Canada as a Picture Editor.
Varun is driven by both the art as well as the technology that constitutes the domain of Post-Production. He revels in the process of storytelling, be it as an Editor or an Assistant Editor.
Favorite Film - "Bicycle Thieves" Italy, 1948, Director: Vittorio De Sica.
Favorite Film Quote - "On the outside I was an honest man. Straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.” — Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption.