Meet The Indian Art Director Who’s Working On James Cameron’s Next Film ‘Avatar 2’

The first Avatar directed by James Cameron was a marvelous cinematic experience. The amazing CGI works and the detail that went into making the film bowled the audiences over. This time the pride will in some way belong to Indians as well. And that is in no way taking away from the immense talent that Aashrita Kamath is.

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Wondering who she is? Aashrita Kamath is the Indian art director working on James Cameron’s Avatar’s upcoming sequel Avatar 2.

However, Avatar 2 is not the first big project for her either!

She has worked as assistant Art Director on major commercial films like Kong: Skull IslandThe BFG and Equals. But before Hollywood came calling she also worked on Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara as the property master.

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Aashrita Kamath was always into filmmaking. What started innocently as a fun hobby soon became her passion.

She went to the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles and was one among the 14 Production Design Fellows chosen for the course. The film school has notable alumni like the great David Lynch.

Then her career skyrocketed. Cut to today, she is working on an upcoming project – Pacific Rim Uprising.

Aashrita-Kamath behind the scenes


In an interview with YourStory, when asked what excites her about the work she does. She says:

What I love about working in film and designing movies is that it gives me the chance to constantly delve into new and interesting worlds. In the span of a few months, I was immersed in the world of giants (on The BFG, with Steven Spielberg) to a Vietnamese jungle with Kong: Skull Island, to New York City and Syria on I See You and finally, to the futuristic sci-fi world of Pacific Rim Uprising.

What excites me the most is working with the director and the core creative team to help achieve their vision for the story. It is a very rewarding and fulfilling process, and I’ve learnt to embrace the challenges and face every project head on.

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