Priyanka Desai is a content producer from Mumbai, India, with several years of experience in documentaries films, series and reality TV shows. Starting as a Journalist she has worked in a variety of roles spanning Story Producer, Field Director/Producer, Creative Supervisor and Executive Producer. Having worked across two continents, she has a meticulous understanding of different audiences and cultures.
In Canada, her recent work includes, award winning docu-series Red Chef Revival (Storyhive), pan-Canada Tourism video (ITAC), Short Documentary on Wheelchair Boxers (AMI), 2020 Fulmer Awardees Profile Videos (BC Achievement Foundation) and Moosemeat & Marmalade TV Series (APTN).
2022: BANFF Spark Participant (100 Women across Canada)
2022: Secretary, Documentary Organisation of Canada’s BC/YK/NWT Chapter
2021: Board Member of the Documentary Organisation of Canada’s BC/YK/NWT Chapter
2021: Juror at DOXA Documentary Film Festival presented by The Documentary Media Society
2020-21: Amongst the 21 selected producers’ squad for National Screen Institute’s Business for Producers Program
2019 – 2022: President, Community Tree, a non-profit organisation that works for newcomers in Canada. Her community work involves catering to social and career needs of new immigrants in Canada.
2019: Selected for the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) BC Production Mentorship Program
My creative path is leading me to produce compelling content, known for its informed perspective and diverse teams. I am an assertive proponent of equity and diversity in everyday decision making. Every project, colleague, team-member, talent, film project has shaped the person that I am today. And I would like to continue sharing stories that matter. As a woman, I am mindful of the responsibility that rests on my shoulders bestowed upon me, by all the efforts and struggles of the feminists who have paved the way.
– Priyanka Desai