Hollywood Film Financier
AVT Shankardass is a motion picture financier and producer. His recent films include, Captain America: The First Avenger (Chris Evans), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Tom Cruise) and Superman: Man of Steel (Henry Cavill).
Shankardass worked in theatre as a director in London and Edinburgh. After a brief transition into film directing with Praying for Pay, The Commuters and The Stepmother, he moved to film production. He joined Victory Productions, UK-based Film Finance Corporation, as Head of Motion Picture and produced The War Zone and A Fortune Teller Told Me. He also wrote and developed ‘Saffron’, ‘A Drop of Life’ and ‘Noor’. Later, as CEO & Managing Director of Victory Productions, he financed successful films such as K-19: The Widowmaker (Harrison Ford & Liam Neeson), and Femme Fatale (Antonio Banderas) and produced Spy Game (Brad Pitt), Alexander (Colin Farrell), Fly Boys (James Franco), Johnny Was (Vinnie Jones) and Ball & Chain (Kal Penn). He was also a screenwriter with Tomhawk Entertainment and Warner Bros for 5 years.
He holds a long-term distribution output deal with Lions Gate Films for North America. He is also the Managing Partner of Cinema Centro Fund, Brazil and Global Entertainment Partners, India. The seasoned financier AVT Shankardass, is now associated with the Asian Academy of Film & Television in Noida, India.