Ekta Saran


Filmmaker/Photographer Ekta Saran is originally from India but born and raised in the UAE.

She is a self-taught artist who stumbled into filmmaking in 2013 when hersinger/songwriter friend asked her to film the making of her first album. Pursuing a career in advertising at that point, Ekta decided to juggle her day job with video projects on the side, to see where it would go. Fortunately, she quickly realised there was nothing else she’d rather do and soon quit her day job for her dream job.

Being an independent filmmaker, in her first few stints she was a one-woman army, playing the role of Producer/Director & Videographer all rolled into one. With time and experience she began focusing more on Directing, shooting and telling stories. Having worked with clients like Lexus, Red Bull, GAP, Ekta’s true passion is storytelling. She has a love for understanding what makes people tick and strives to bring out their truth through her films.

In 2016, her personal project Chasing Bur Dubai was featured in The National. Born out of the desire to highlight the untold stories of Old Dubai, she wanted to capture the essence of the city she grew up in as a child. Talking to the residents of Bur Dubai, she released two films that focused on the people who have lived in the area for over 35 years. Her goal is to create a portrait of this beloved neighbourhood in the hopes that it is never forgotten.


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