Gautam Pandey is one of India’s most accomplished wildlife filmmakers who has studied film in Canada and has won several national and international awards for his films, including the National award.

Beyond awards Gautam lives with a passion for the wild. Born into a family of nature-enthusiasts, his passion for filmmaking started at an early age and he is now focused on using film as a medium to spread awareness about wildlife and combine the genres of Natural History and Conservation films. Two of his films are airing on Animal Planet and Discovery, Gyamo - Queen of the Mountains and Looking for Sultan. Both the films have been awarded internationally and recognised for their conservation message. Gautam has been experimenting with technology and for the past couple of years has been experimenting with cinematic 360 VR to create immersive experiences to tell stories and deliver conservation messages to new audiences. Most recently, he was successful in filming wild snow leopards in 360 VR, a first in the world of wildlife filmmaking.