This is Srushti Kamat’s portfolio site. 

She’s a graduate student at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Program and a researcher at the Co-Creation Studio and Open Documentary Lab.

She’s also a producer, writer and director in miscellaneous order.

She studies Virtual Production, specifically the implications of merging the technology, film/TV and games industries. We’re entering a phase of unprecedented post-humanism. How do artists, engineers and non-human systems work together? How do we relate to one another and work across such a relational fudge? 

Yes.

She said fudge.

It happens. 



srushti@mit.edu
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MIT Co-Creation Studio + Open Documentary Lab

2020 - present
Project Lead, Research Assistant

The Co-Creation Studio researches and incubates collective creation as alternatives to singular authorship. For our studio, co-creation can happen within communities, across disciplines and with non-human systems such as Artificial Intelligence. Projects incubated within the Open Documentary Lab have premiered at Sundance, Venice and Tribeca film festivals and have won Emmys, Webbys along with many other global awards.

The Virtual Production Bulletin: Reality TV and Gamification
The Virtual Production Bulletin: 3D Models and Fictionalized Reenactments
Collective Wisdom Field Study
Sundance New Frontiers for IndieWire
Deepfakes, Satire and Synthetic Media


Short-form + Immersive

2016 - 2019 
Producer @  Blue Chalk Media 

Blue Chalk Media is an industry-leading production company widely recognized for its signature cinematic nonfiction storytelling style. Blue Chalk has produced a wide variety of content including more than 900 short-form videos, garnering more than 125 awards for clients such as The New Yorker, NIKE, the Food Network and over 95 others.

A short doc about education reform for Oregon School Boards Association -
A Time to Listen

Project lead on experimental website documentaries while getting her B.A. (Honors) in journalism and history from the University of Oregon -
Steeped in Sri Lanka
63 years later


Commercial + Advertising

2019 - 2020
Producer @ Telescope Studios

Telescope Studios is a boutique creative studio based in Singapore, specialising in video production and photography, having produced over hundreds of projects for brands, publications, events and fellow creatives. 

Singapore -
Clarins
Clarins Plant Gold
DBS Bank
Singapore Airlines
Samaritans of Singapore
Thailand -
Asics
India (A little anomoly to throw us back to my first professional film set) -  
Khushiyon Ka Rangmanch


Community + Civic

2015 - present

I value the collective. So a considerable amount of my time is spent building connections through dialogue, media-making and action-oriented pieces of work. 

This is the Place (Ongoing)
Majesty Digital (2017-2019) *Co-founder and Co-director
ICSP (2016-2018) *Scholarship 
Oxford Human Rights Consortium (2018) *Fellowship
University of Oregon LGBTESS (2017-2018) *Outreach Role