In his role as COO and Managing Director of Deluxe India, Prafull Gade oversees operations, production, sales & marketing and production technology at Deluxe’s Pune, India facility. Prafull has over 34 years of professional experience in the Indian animation and visual effects industry.
Prafull’s role at Deluxe Animation Studios also extends to sister company Stereo D where he led the Pune studio during a phase of exponential growth to become one of the largest producers of digital 3D content in India. Prior to joining the company, he served as COO of Escotoonz Entertainment and as Vice President, 3D Operations for Reliance’s Big Animation.
He has credits on over 1,000 commercials, has completed visual effects for more than 40 motion pictures, 26 2D/3D animated series, and more. Prafull’s directorial debut was 1987’s “Gavaskar Cricket Techniques,” a TV series based on Indian Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar. A Fine Arts graduate from Nagpur University, Prafull’s creative work includes traditional and digital animated content for multiple platforms. He has also served as a jury member for FICCI and for the BAF VFX Awards.