Manali Gavankar

Manali Gavankar is a visual storyteller and a film set decorator with a strong resume of international Film & TV projects Manali was born and raised in a small town called Vasai on the outskirts of Mumbai, India. As a Set Decorator, her passion for curating film sets that are unique to the narrative and a penchant for ethnographic and periodic research has been evident throughout her work. Manali has been a chief collaborator on award-winning projects with a global scale & reach, like Netflix original Sense8 Season 2, Dev Patel starrer Australian feature film Hotel Mumbai, and the Judi Dench, Dev Patel starrer British feature film Victoria and Abdul. After working on international projects and rubbing shoulders with global film crews, she took her craft to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in Production Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She moved from Savannah, GA to Detroit, Michigan, where she’s currently based. While she continues to explore the landscapes of international cinema, she looks forward to telling more stories through her work.