Ovrture works with a network of directors and creators across our brand and series work.
These talented folks are the minds and hands that help bring our projects to life.
Take a look, below:
An award-winning director/producer and one of DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40 Filmmakers to Watch. Her latest feature documentary, A Suitable Girl, world premiered in competition at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, New York Magazine and was awarded the Albert Maysles Best Documentary Director prize at the festival. Currently, her television documentary St. Louis Superman is playing at top tier film festivals around the world and her first television ad, Bumble’s “Equal Not Loose” starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, is on screens across India.
Smriti holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BA from California State University, Northridge and Art Center College of Design. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, screenwriter Christian Magalhães, and their daughter Isabel.
David was an Art Director at Y&R Chicago. Since then he’s worked at Olson + Co Minneapolis, Leo Burnett Chicago, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, T1LA, and Deutsch LA. Most recently he helped start up and manage SUPERMOON LA where he was a partner and Executive Creative Director.
His work has been showcased in all of the major award shows and has received praise from the likes of The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CNN, Good Morning America, Wired, Yahoo, and Fox News. His brand work includes clients like: Nintendo, Coke, Playstation, Microsoft, Kettle Chips and Vitamin Water, among many others.
David graduated from Miami University with BFA’s in design.
Ali has accrued over 20 years of experience as a director and cinematographer in film and television with shows appearing on ABC, NBC, FOX, HBO, History Channel, Discovery Channel, TLC, MSNBC, A&E, Netflix, and Spotify. In 2017, Ali worked one-on-one with Sir Ridley Scott as the Director of AI (Artificial Intelligence), a pilot for Scott Free Productions.
In 2007, Ali earned his Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography from the American Film Institute, graduating at the top of his class and winning the American Society of Cinematographers Student Award for his thesis film, Green.
The son of an award-winning Iranian cinematographer, Ali immigrated to America as a boy intent on making his own mark. He devoted twenty years of his life to becoming a three-time national champion in Judo and near Olympian in the 2000 games, but his naturally rooted connection to film and visual storytelling kept calling.