Varun is an Editor & Assistant Picture Editor based in Toronto.
Varun grew up in India. He began making short films during his college years and soon developed an affinity for the art of Picture Editing. He 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 content including commercials, promos, music videos, branded content and short films. In 2018 he edited behind the scenes and social media promos of '2.0' one of the biggest Indian feature films of all time.
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 currently wrapping up editing of the CBC Originals Documentary 'Superfan' based on the life of Toronto Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia. And is also working as an Assistant Picture Editor on a DGC Tier A show.
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.