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).
2019: Selected for the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) BC Production Mentorship Program
2020-21: Amongst the 21 selected producers’ squad for National Screen Institute’s Business for Producers Program
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
2021: 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.
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