Meet Our Team
Abhayanand Singh is the Co-Founder & Group CEO of Vistas Media Capital, based in Singapore and Co-Founder Vistas Media Acquisition Company SPAC. He is the Chairperson of Singapore South Asian Internationaal Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF) and South Asian Film Market (SAFM). With a rich work experience, and knowledge across industries namely banking, finance, pharmaceuticals, art, furniture, software and media, Abhayanand Singh is well acquainted with the corporate environment with special expertise in managing investments for HNIs (High Net Worth Individuals).
More recently however, he has been working independently overseeing a family business with a group of investors, straddling a love for cinema with his entrepreneur skills. He has dealt in equities, bonds, options, currencies and other alternative asset classes. He is the Chief Executive Officer for the globally funded VOD (Video on Demand) platform, dedicated to ‘Indie Cinema’
He has co-produced & distributed the Hollywood-French-Indian coproduction “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” (Dhanush), He has also co-produced feature films “Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai” (Manav Kaul), “JL 50” (Abhay Deol), Tamil Film – “Maadathy”, “Bhonsle” (Manoj Bajpayee) and “AB aani CD” (Amitabh Bachchan, Vikram Gokhale).
Piiyush Singh is the Co-Chairperson of Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF) and he is the India Partner of Vistas Media Capital and runs the India business of Development & Production of Feature Films, Short Films and Web Series. He has over 10 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry with a production experience of more than 500 hours of content.
Piiyush Singh has produced prestigious short films such as ‘Taandav’ and ‘Kriti’ which have won many international awards. He has also produced a web series titled, “Cyber Squad” for Alt Digital, the web platform of Balaji productions.
Piiyush is the Co-Founder & Group COO of Vistas Media Capital, based in the U.A.E and runs the Business in Abu Dhabi and India for the Development & Production of Feature Films and Web Series. He is also Co-Chairperson of the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (SG. SAIFF) and South Asian Film Market (SAFM). Piiyush has over 20 years of work experience including over 12 years in the media and entertainment industry with a hands-on production experience of extensive and diversified content production across Films, Television, Short Films and Web Series. Piiyush has personally developed, along with a team of seasoned writers, over 25+ projects which are at different stages of the product life cycle – across Feature Films, Miniseries and Web Series
He has co-produced & distributed the Hollywood-French-Indian co-production “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” (Dhanush). He has co-produced feature films ‘’Nakkash’’, ‘’Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai’’ (Manav Kaul), “JL 50” (Abhay Deol), Tamil Film – “Maadathy”,‘’Bhonsle’’(Manoj Bajpayee) and “AB aani CD” (Amitabh Bachchan, Vikram Gokhale).
Managing Director - Festivals
Parul Singh is the Managing Director for Vistas International Film Festival (VistasIFF) and South Asian Film Market – MENA Edition (SAFM – MENA). She has been a part of the founding team of the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (SgSAIFF) and South Asian Film Market (SAFM – Singapore) organized by the parent company Vistas Media Company (VMC) since its inception and has grown the festival to align with global standards and other renowned international film festivals.
Prior to her work with Vistas International Film Festival (VIFF), Parul was a serial entrepreneur working in highly diversified industries including asset management, lifestyle development and events management. Her previous work developing brands and product ranges for Art Objectified and AVANT 1 have left her uniquely prepared in directing broad organizations that fulfill a wide variety of requirements.
Urmila Dasgupta has spent over a decade in the publishing industry. She has worked for publishing houses such as Rupa, Katha, Penguin Books India, Pearson India and Oxford University Press, honing book ideas and mentoring authors. Subsequently she set up her own literary agency Purple Folio and worked on diverse genres.
Her bestselling author Judy Balan’s Nina series was picked up by Harper Collins US and she was the official agent in India for one of America’s largest literary agency, Inkwell Management. She brings her expertise on content now to the visual formats.
Ideating on how to adapt books to screen, working with script writers to create the final product, mentoring young writers and curating projects for producers and investors, are now the areas in which she is actively involved. Over the last few years she has been working with production houses to pitch story ideas to directors, actors and OTT platforms.
Chief Operating Officer, MENA Region
Intikhab is spearheading the company’s initiative of blockchain based equity crowdfunding platform globally. Intikhab has over 20 years of experience across Investment Management, Real Estate and Technology PE Investments. He has worked with Telecom Companies like Vodafone, with Banks like HSBC and has been an entrepreneur for the last few years with specialised expertise across various industries including Media & Entertainment. Intikhab has a proven track record of successfully building and executing strategies for new businesses, strong understanding of new technologies and executing complex operational models with ease.
Intikhab is based in Mumbai (India) and has also been an advisor to a number of South Asian Private Investors actively seeking Alternative Investment opportunities across high growth sectors.
Intikhab is the Chief Operating Officer for Vistas Media FZ LLC, based in Abu Dhabi. Intikhab has over 20 years of experience across Investment Management, Real Estate and Technology PE Investments. He has worked with Telecom Companies like Vodafone, with Banks like HSBC and has been an entrepreneur for the last few years with specialised expertise across various industries including Media & Entertainment. Intikhab has a proven track record of successfully building and executing strategies for new businesses, a strong understanding of new technologies and executing complex operational models with ease. He has also been an advisor to numerous South Asian Private Investors actively seeking Alternative Investment opportunities across high growth sectors.
SAFM Global- COORDINATOR
Kundan being an accomplished actor and a great learner, is a part of the Indian Film & TV Industry for a long time. Kundan has successfully done his Mass Media & Communication before taking a plunge into the world of Entertainment.
In last few years, Kundan has gathered vast experience as a Film Festival Advisor. His films have travelled almost to all major International Film Festivals ie Bhonsle, Nakkash, Maadathy to name few.
Since 2018, Kundan is the festival manager of Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF) and the Film Market Co-ordinator for South Asian Film Market Global (SAFM Global).
Head of Marketing and Business Development
Hemant is the Head of Marketing and Business Development at South Asian Film Market.
He comes on board with an experience 18 years spent in different sectors. He has spent over a decade in media and entertainment marketing business ideating and executing marketing / activation campaigns of various national brands. Next half a decade he worked in socio-political space with a national political party focused towards rehabilitation of women crime victims in Mumbai.
He became an entrepreneur about 3 years back starting a Non-profit that has been now actively engaged in rural development sector of Punjab and Haryana with programs impacting education management, solid waste management and agriculture management.
His documentary “Odyssey in Epoch” in 2011 about the koli community in Mumbai instigated the 1st of the beach clean-up drives in the city. His second documentary ‘High Haryana’ captures the story of five village girls, aged 10-14, planning and implementing a solid waste management program in a village in rural Haryana.