ABOUT WIZ FILMS
Founded by Andre Timmins, Viraf Sarkari and Sabbas Joseph, Wizcraft International Entertainment pioneered a revolution in the Indian event management industry and has been the power behind some of the most memorable and effective activation and media events for over 25 years.
Wizcraft's business verticals include Brand Activation, Special Events, Wiz TV, Brands & IPs, Entertainment Destinations, Theatrical Productions, Wiz Spk (PR), Wedniksha (Weddings division) and Technical Production.
The company has amassed an impressive legacy which includes the largest events and entertainment properties in the country like the Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games India, & many National Games, the IIFA Weekend & Awards, Kingdom of Dreams, the Global Indian Music Academy Awards and the Film & Television Producers Guild Awards, the Unforgettable World Tour, amongst many others.
Having built consistency and success on a solid foundation in the entertainment domain with growing and ever increasing properties, the time has come for Andre, Viraf and Sabbasto expand their horizons.
We are proud to announce the launch of WIZ Films.
With WIZ Films, the three founders of Wizcraft venture into the business of Film Production, a natural progression for them, having established a close connection with the Indian film industry over the years.
Andre, Viraf and Sabbas'perception, reach and success within the Indian Film Industry, ensures that the business of film production is organic growth for them.
With an emphasis on bringing alive the craft of story-telling, engaging the collective imagination of audiences, embracing new technologies and working within diverse budgets, WIZ Films' mission is to create Great Content and deliver Great Experiences to people.
While making films will be the company's main focus, WIZ Films' bouquet of services will also extend to Line Production, Film Liaison Services across India, Southeast Asia & the Middle East and Syndication of Content to Indian and International broadcasters.
WIZ Films takes its first step into the business of films with a vision to become a reputable production house that consistently creates and
Founder-director of Wizcraft International Entertainment, India's premiere Experiential Marketing and Event Management company along with his partners Andre Timmins and Viraf Sarkari, Sabbas Joseph is considered as one of the founding fathers of the Rs. 5000 cr. event management business in India. A master's degree holder in political science from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai; Wiz Sabbas spent almost a decade as a journalist holding editorial positions across some of the country's leading publications. As founder-director of Wizcraft International Entertainment, over the past 25 years Wiz Sabbas Joseph has spearheaded and managed several events for the company which included some of the best events that India has witnessed in the past two decades.
These include, the 50 years of Indian Independence celebrations, The Michael Jackson concert, The Indian Millennium celebrations, ceremonies for The New Delhi Commonwealth Games, the CWG handover ceremony in Melbourne, the first Afro Asian games, Independence Day celebrations in Kargil, 30 years of Mauritian Independence, visits by US Presidents, George Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama amongst several others.
Wizcraft are the promoters and producers of the International Indian Film Academy and the IIFA Awards, which are held at exotic locations across the world, for the promotion of Indian cinema. The IIFAs are widely considered as the world's largest event featuring Indian entertainment.
Wizcraft has been a part of some of the most successful international brand launches in the country and India visits of leading international dignitaries have been handled by the company.
Mr. Sabbas Joseph is a faculty-member and guest lecturer at leading management and communication institutes in the country and is today recognized as a leading thinker in the field of unconventional media. He is also an active member of the entertainment committees of FICCI and CII and Event Management Association of India, etc.
Wiz Viraf Sarkari, one of the founder directors of Wizcraft International Entertainment has immense experience in the field of Entertainment and hospitality from the onset of his career. Viraf has strengthened the company's technical infrastructure and expanded the organisation's scope of business in India and across the globe.
Prior to that, Viraf was a partner in Mumbai's most popular nightclub Xanadu. He began his career as a management trainee & then Night Manager with Hotel Airport Plaza, after completing his Diploma in Hotel Management.
As Director of Wizcraft, Viraf is closely involved in producing mega productions & concerts in India & internationally. Viraf's career encompasses extensive expertise in producing & directing mega events to engage live and television audiences worldwide. These include 50 years of Indian Independence Celebrations, 30 years of Mauritian Independence Celebrations, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the National Games, and Afro Asian Games 2003, South Asian Games in Colombo, Oman Tattoo Military Festival, International Indian Film Academy Weekend, Awards since its inception & many more public events. In 2006 Wiz Viraf produced & directed the 11 minute Delhi 2010 Handover segment at the Closing Ceremony of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and in 2010.
Wiz Viraf has been closely involved in producing mega productions and concerts in India and internationally. Viraf Produced & Directed the Unforgettable Show – World Tour featuring the Bachchan Family & also many other Bollywood superstars. He was also Executive Producer & Director of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Ceremonies to be held in New Delhi, followed by the ICC Cricket World Cup Opening.
Virafs dream to promote a world class Entertainment & Leisure Destination has initiated the development of Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon. He has provided the Creative Vision for this destination & is the Executive Producer & Creative director of a long running & the World Biggest Bollywood Musical show hosted at Kingdom of Dreams.
Wiz Andre Timmins is charismatic, influential, and a driving force behind Wizcraft. His experience in the entertainment industry is immense. In 1988 Wiz Andre expanded his business horizons with the establishment of Wizcraft, which revolutionized the entertainment business in India. As a director and one of the founders of Wizcraft, Wiz Andre has drawn upon his experience while managing and creating IIFA and other mega events both in India and around the world.
Chhitra Subramaniam helms WIZ Films as Vice President and has over 15 years of experience in the Indian Entertainment and Media Industry across corporate, creative, marketing verticals. She has also produced over 24 films in various roles as Business head, Vice President, Director. After having worked with some of the finest advertising agencies like Grey, Rediff DY & R and O & M she forayed in films.
Her experience spans several successful films with leading companies like Bhansali Productions, Ram Gopal Verma's The Factory, Percept Pictures ,Viacom 18 and Turner International India Pvt Ltd where she helmed films with leading Directors and created stories and produced award winning , hugely successful content.
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LINE PRODUCTION SERVICES
At WIZ Films we understand that every film making venture has its objectives, specific parameters, creative and production necessities and thus, we are committed to provide world class Line Production services for feature films, documentaries, television production, commercials and music videos.
A country with a diverse culture, rich heritage, scenic terrain ranging from the Himalayan mountains to Western Ghats to the Eastern Sundarbans and the Southern Coasts ,the sleepless metropolitan cities, architectural marvels , plural festivals and colourful people ,India is a great place to capture all that you envision . Abreast with leading technology and an English speaking crew, we assure a hassle-free experience.
We are a one stop shop for all your production needs, arraying all aspects of the film making spectrum , we handle location scouting and permissions from the northern mountains to the southern coasts, clearance from the government, visa assistance, budgeting and scheduling, casting, getting a world class crew, top of the line equipment, set design, post production facilities, hospitality and logistics. All this with an assurance of utmost transparency, integrity and efficiency.
WIZ Films, a company associated with India's leading entertainment Company WIZcraft , leverages its expertise and vast network to navigate you through your cinematic journey in India.
With offices in 9 cities, an extensive network with an experienced team, we promise a professional, inclusive and committed approach to meet all your filming needs.
So sit back and call lights, camera, action and leave the rest to us!