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Mutant Films is an independent production company founded in 2016 by Seher Aly Latif and Shivani Saran and is based in Mumbai, India. It merges an array of domestic and international development and producing experience with strong talent relationships.
Mutant aspires to create a slate of compelling, high quality scripted and non-scripted content on traditional and new media platforms for an audience without borders harnessing a combination of fresh as well as established talent.
Mutant Films was born from a desire to produce audio visual works that give the whole range of experiences to viewers - to evoke joy or sorrow or horror, sometimes an adrenaline rush, sometimes to shock, sometimes to be thought-provoking, sometimes to restore faith in love and goodness, sometimes meditative, sometimes to break a stereotype, sometimes to just sit back and relax.
We find great joy in the process of creation - in collaborating with artists locally or abroad, putting teams together to facilitate this vision and constantly learn, engage and grow together in the process keeping a balance with an evolving audience taste and production viability.
Our productions include Noblemen (2018) streaming on Netflix after it's theatrical release and internal festival run, Gold (2018) streaming on Amazon after it's theatrical release, Maska(2020) is a Netflix original feature film, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is an original series on Netflix co-produced with The District in Los Angeles, Shakuntala Devi (2020) is a feature film streaming on Amazon Prime.
We currently have a series development slate with a number of platforms in India and two projects as international co-productions.
Shivani couples meticulous planning and organisation with a creative disposition to everything at Mutant.
Shivani started her film career as Head of New Business Development at Chilean film production company Forastero and has films such as Thursday Till Sunday and I’m Not Lorena to her credit.
In India, as Supervising Producer at the National Film Development Corporation of India she collaborated on films such as The Lunchbox, Qissa, and Sunrise, amongst others. With Excel Entertainment she line produced Dil Dhadakne Do and Executive Produced Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees.
Seher brings a keen sense of story development and selection to the Mutant slate, while enabling new talent.
After a prolific career as a casting director on numerous international projects she started producing with a short film titled Masterchef for the Sundance Institute directed by Ritesh Batra. She has successfully co-produced a trilingual musical stage adaptation of The Jungle Book with 50 shows in India and abroad independently.
As a casting director her filmography includes Eat Pray Love, Zero Dark Thirty, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1 and 2, Million Dollar Arm, The Lunchbox, Hundred Foot Journey, Viceroy’s House, and series like Sense8, Homeland Season 4, The Good Karma Hospital, and McMafia for BBC. Seher is the first Indian to become a member of the Casting Society of America.