Viraj is a filmmaker, music producer and actor. He combines his love of philosophy, Eastern spirituality, science and psychedelia with experimental electronica and jazz to create work that expands the current landscape of Asian American art. His debut animated short is playing at two Academy/Oscar qualifying film festivals later this summer, and it has also earned entrance into thirteen other film festivals. Viraj studied medicine until the age of 21, when he decided to devote himself to the creative life. In the Spring of 2019, he graduated from Brown University with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting, and is currently working on his Masters in Music at Berklee Valencia. He is finishing pre-production for his next short animation, which is set to release in late 2021.
‘wow, what a super piece. the music follows and matches the visuals really well, and the whole animation is full of style and ideas. cosmic, soulful, sweet, funny and cool! great work.’ - Matt Black on ‘When Planets Mate’