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JAY BAJAJ

Producer, Director, Writer, & Distributor

Feature Films:


2015
Produced DISHA (BEYOND THE SIGHT) a feature film in Goa, India in local language+English, as a joint venture Canada + India. Presently in Post Production.

2013
Research & Line Production for Sturla Gunnarsson’s Feature doc. MONSOON

2010-11
Produced, directed and wrote a feature drama : GOA-GHOST GIRLS (Ash AA Gayi) Released in a theater in Toronto for 1 week.

2010
WE AIN’T RICH OR FAMOUST BUT WE ARE THE HAPPY PALS – A Feature doc Produced,directed and wrote. Completed in April 2011.
Funding: CMF & Sun TV+ tax Credits
Marketing funds from Telefilm Canada for Shanghai Intl. Film Festival 2012.
Produced, directed and wrote THE MAN WHO SAVED THE TAJ MAHAL for Sun TV, Toronto .Invited to 3 Intl. Film Festivals India (2) & Tehran-Iran. Funds: Sun TV & CMF + tax credits.Aired in Canada March 2011.

2003
Feature documentary QAWWALI- A MUSICAL JOURNEY Produced, directed and wrote. Released at Bloor in Toronto Mar / 04.

1998
Co-producer - 35mm Feature YELLOW WEDDING.Shot in Hong Kong & Toronto, For Father Films Toronto.Financed in China Marketing funds Telefilm Canada.
Director: Yan Cui.

1996
35mm Feature FIRE. Shot in India, Post in Canada. Released in the U.S. & Canada in 1997. Financed in Canada Producer for pre-production only. Director- Deepa Mehta.

1995
Independently Produced a 16mm feature film: FOOLS DIE FAST. Shot in Toronto, Invited to 11 Intl. Film Fest. Financed Privately in Canada. Director: James Purcell. Release on Bloor in Toronto.

TV & Others:


2013-14
Field Producer for 1 hr episode of MIRACLES of History Chnl. Produced by Saloon Media, Toronto.

2012-13
Line produced 13 half hour episodes of David Rocco Dolce India a Canadian TV series in India. To be broadcasted in 124 countries in Oct. 2013

2010
Produced, directed and wrote a one hr. TV concert program THE HAPPY PALS for Sun TV. Toronto. Aired Jan. 15, 2011.

2009-2010
Produced, directed and wrote a 1 hr. doc. THE MAN WHO SAVED THE TAJ MAHAL for Sun TV. Toronto. Aired on Jan. 26, 2011. Invited to 3 Intl. Film Festivals.

2009
Line produced Annika Gustafson’s SH*T a 1 hr. doc. on recycling of human waste for Canada, U.S. and Swedish TVs. Shot in India.

2008
Line produced for Daniel Zuckerbrot a 1 hr. doc. On Silo for Vision TV. Shot in India. Aired in 2008

2007
13 half hour THE SOUND OF MUSIC FOR Suntv& APTN.

2005
Produced 60 half hour episodes of “Intimate Yoga” for Sun TV Toronto. Aired for 5 years.

2003-04
A 1 hr. TV doc—I WANT TO SEE THE MUSIC for Vision TV Canada, aired in March 2003. In November/ 03 I produced 1 hr. TV doc. for CBC-Opening Night –CANADA GROOVES aired Feb.-05.

1994
Independently Produced/ wrote/ Directed a 1/2 hr. documentary
ARTIST FROM DISTANCES.--Deepa Mehta

Writer:


2007-09
Wrote feature scripts: ONE NIGHT IN BOMBAY, ASH AA GAYI & doc: THE MAN WHO SAVED THE TAJMAHAL
Short Story book: AMERICAN DISEASE.

2003
A 1 hr. TV doc-I WANT TO SEE THE MUSIC for Vision TV Canada, aired in March 2003.

2003-04
The concept of CANADA GROOVES a 1 hr. show for the Opening Night CBC.

2000
Co-writer Irish feature: THE UNSUITABALE PRIEST Development Funds from India, Canada and Ireland.

1998
Feature script: JUST /UNJUST

1996
Feature script: HARE KRISHNA'S LOVE SONGS

1993
Wrote & Produced a stageplay RESPECT on the Poor Alex Theatre in Toronto. Adapted it as MOW script for Film Works, Toronto. (titled: Nancy B/ Nancy S)

1990-91
Feature Script WHITE PAPER Funding: Telefilm, OFDC & French co-producers.

1987-88
Supervised writing & development of GEEKS IN LOVE Funding: Telefilm, OFDC, NFB, FUND

Acquisition & Distribution:


2009
Marketing & Distribution of Cannes Film Festival Palme D'or winner 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days in India. Canadian Film AMAL & several other films & TV programs.

2006
Cannes Film Market client from India.

2005
Marketing & Distribution of American Film In the Bedroom in India. Nominated for five academy awards.

2003
Published a Poetry book "Erato" by Heidi Van Palleske.

1987-92
Volunteer- Trade Forum Symposium Toronto Film Festival, Toronto.

1991
Cannes Film Market client from India.

1990
Cannes Film Market client from India.
Attended American Film Market for Los Angeles pre-sales of my projects.

1987
CTV Fellowship at Banff TV Festival.

Education:


1987
Graduated in Communication Art (Radio,TV & Film) Program in (Gold Medal in Film) From Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta. Canada

Stage, Film & TV Exprience:


1987
BAJAJ FILMS, Toronto. Owner. Develops Film & TV projects & Communication and Marketing consultant. Involved in preparing budgets, Grant & Funding applications. Publicity & Promotions. Co productions with France, U.K. and U.S. companies.

Bajaj Films Productions Ltd.


Bajaj Films is a TV & film production company operating in Canada as well as in India. We develop and produce film and TV for worldwide audiences.