Gayatri Parameswaran is an award winning immersive storyteller from India, currently based in Berlin, where she co-founded NowHere Media -- a storytelling studio specialised in harnessing the power of augmented and virtual reality for social impact. Her work explores taboo topics such as war, peace, intimate partner violence and abortion, and she is most excited by using VR as a medium to create realities for a desirable future. rnHer last piece “Home After War” was part of the Oculus VR for Good Creators’ Lab and won the Best Use of Immersive Arts at SXSW, the Social Impact Media Award for Best VR Experience and the Jury Prize for Best Journalistic Achievement. Gayatri has been a Rise Up Fellow, a German Chancellor Fellow, an Erasmus Mundus scholar, and a gold medalist at University of Mumbai. rnGayatri has worked in over 30 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Myanmar, India, Mexico, Nicaragua and the United States. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice International Film Festival, SXSW, United Nations, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Bergen International Film Festival and beyond. Her journalistic reports have been published in Al Jazeera English, Deutsche Welle, Narratively, The Caravan and more.
NowHere Media is an award-winning immersive studio in Berlin that crafts virtual and augmented experiences. We work with media organisations, nonprofits and other partners to create impactful stories that inspire and engage global audiences.rnOur XR works have been presented at the Venice International Film Festival, United Nations, SXSW, HotDocs, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM) and have most recently won the Jury Prize for Best Use of Immersive Arts at SXSW.rnWe are an interdisciplinary team of storytellers, artists, technologists and producers obsessed with the opportunities offered by emerging technologies. As a boutique studio we value quality over quantity. For each project, we carefully curate teams to meet specific needs for immersive design -- photogrammetry, volumetric capture, animations or multisensory installations.rnOur founders Felix Gaedtke and Gayatri Parameswaran have a background in journalism and documentary filmmaking and believe in the power of stories to transform.rnNowHere’s signature is telling untold stories -- breaking taboos and silences. We specialise in human rights, conflict, social justice and environment. From the war in Syria to chasing snow leopards in the Himalayas, we’ve worked in over 40 countries on four continents and are trained for productions in hostile and challenging environments.