MinersINC is being mentored by a man who has single handedly built the Indie cinema ecosystem in India: named one of the most influential Indians of last decade, Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director, writer, editor, producer and actor known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award, and four Filmfare Awards. For his contributions to film, the Government of France awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2013.
Anurag Kashyap (born 10 September 1972), is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter.
His directorial debut was Paanch, which never had a theatrical release due to censorship issues. He then went on to direct Black Friday (2007), a film based on the book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay bombings. Its release was held up for two years by the Central Board of Film Certification because of the pending verdict of the case at that time. Anurag’s constant efforts finally paid off and it was released in 2007 to widespread critical appreciation. His prominence increased with the two-part crime drama, Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). Kashyap subsequently co-produced the critically acclaimed drama, The Lunchbox, and the biographical drama Shahid (both 2013), the former earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language nomination. He has launched many directors like Vikramaditya Motwane, Vasan Bala, Neeraj Ghaywan etc to name a few.
He has also launched a film production company called Phantom Films, which has already made 16 films in 6 years, out of which 3 premiered at Cannes, and one is amongst the highly rated Indian films on IMDB. His recent venture, Sacred Games, India’s first Netflix Original Series is being recognized internationally. Anurag believes, that with a democratised platform like MinersINC, the problems of distribution and censorship can be solved. He also believes that a film-maker should have the freedom to create whatever he wants to. He has been battling censorship since his first movie and believes that with MinersINC we can eradicate this.