Writer, director and creative producer Saraswathi Balgam (aka Vani) is currently developing unique original content after serving as the Head of Creative Management for DreamWorks Animation in Shanghai and as the Executive Director of Rhythm & Hues Asia (a multiple Academy Award-winning Animation and VFX studio). For 10 years, she was the president of ASIFA India and Women in Animation India. Her goal is to bridge the gap between Asian and North American storytellers and bring Asian stories to the world. She is working on two independent feature films and has directed many award winning short films. She loves her mother, brother and lives with her amazing husband in Los Angeles.