Vineet 'MadDog' Sawant is an award winning director, specializing in visual and VFX driven
commercials and television promos.
Vineet 'MadDog' Sawant is an award winning Director specializing in visual and VFX driven films, with over 15 years of experience directing commercials, on air promos and digital content for major clients such as Google, Unilever, Nokia, Microsoft, Hearst Media, Fox Television, MTV, Nickelodeon and VH1.
Vineet started his career as an animator and motion graphics artist with MTV in 2002. He quickly graduated to a Director, but continues to work in various capacities for most of his projects, such as a copy writer, 2nd unit cameraman, editor, motion graphics designer and a VFX compositor. These skills come in handy, especially whenever he works on low budget projects, where he prefers to take on multiple post-production responsibilities, and divert the funds towards production.
Extremely deadline and budget oriented, Vineet demonstrates strong creative and leadership/managerial skills. He has won various awards for his work, including at the Cannes, Promax-BDA, Effies, and has had his work featured at various international film festivals.
He is based in New York, NY. And yes, there is a story behind the name.