On The Road India specializes in production services for international film, television, commercial and still projects shooting in India and South Asia.
Founded by veteran Producer/Line producer Dileep Singh Rathore, since 1996 our work ethic and service has earned the trust of Hollywood studios, international filmmakers and production companies. Our team is based between Mumbai, Jaipur, Los Angeles, Sydney and Rome. This enables us to better understand your project requirements and to deliver the best location and budgetary solutions for your production in India.
We understand the challenges and risks of shooting abroad and the added complexity and diversity of shooting in India and South Asia. We have years of experience and we are there to guide, share and support you at every stage. While there is no question India offers a wealth of opportunities to filmmakers, the challenges that face productions can prove daunting, even to the most experienced producer. On The Road will help mitigate many of these challenges with honesty, integrity and transparency.
Dileep is highly regarded as a production expert in the Indian and South Asian region with over 20 years experience handling international feature projects, award winning documentaries, commercials and high-end still projects.
Having worked on projects for the major studios such as Warner Bros. Pictures and Walt Disney, his expertise has lead him to be invited to speak on leading industry seminars and panels, including the AFM, Los Angeles; the Location Expo, Santa Monica, California; Goa Film Festival, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was invited recently to represent the industry for the US-India Commercial Dialogue hosted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry & the US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.
Dileeps experience as Producer/Line Producer extends throughout Asia, Russia, France and USA. Born and raised in Rajasthan, India, Dileep has a Master of Arts and he divides his time between Mumbai, Jaipur and Los Angeles. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Rajasthani.
Emmanuel is a partner at On The Road India. With over 10 years production experience in India and South Asia, he handles feature, commercial, documentary and high-end photo shoot projects across India for the company. Born and raised in Australia, Emmanuel migrated to American in 2000 and made his first feature film in India that same year. Emmanuel has been working on projects throughout India ever since. He is fluent in English and conversational Greek and divides his time between Los Angeles, India and Australia. He is a founder of Los Angeles based Production Company Kundalini Pictures LLC and his production experience extends throughout the Pacific Islands, Australia, France and India.
John Garland has produced film in over 50 different countries around the world and is considered an expert on international production.
Currently based in New York Garland's career has spanned producing world renowned advertising films like the classic piece for British Airways called "Face" that used over 6000 people on camera to form massive human renderings of a face filmed from the air to International features like; Luc Besson's hit movie "Leon" (Released in the US as "The Professional") Starring Natalie Portman in her first film plus Gary Oldman and Jean Reno.
John has also owned and run commercials production companies in the UK, Australia and New York - as well as having served as Head of production for iconic NY-based Ad Agencies like J.Walter Thompson, Wells, Rich Green and TBWA Chiat/Day.
Garland's most recent post was as COO of JWT New York before setting up as an independent consultant advising many corporations like Chrysler, Kraft, Pepsico, Emirates Airlines, P&G on best practices for filming around the world.
Garland now brings this experience to bear on client relations for OTR Productions, India - where he has travelled and filmed many times.
Vans Pradeep Singh is a Production/Location Manager at On The Road India. Born and raised in Rajasthan, VP Singh has over 12 years production experience as location and production manager on features, documentaries and many commercials throughout India.
VP's vast experience on international productions and his understanding of the demands of foreign productions, delivering work conditions that are efficient and safe on location has made him one of the best location managers in the country. VP is based in Jaipur, Rajasthan and is fluent in English, Hindi and Rajasthani.
Robin is a highly regarded location/production manager with years of experience working on Hollywood and European features and commercial projects shooting in Europe and India. Having his base in Rome has enabled him to better service European projects with an understanding of their expectations and requirements. His unique Scottish Indian heritage has helped him span both industries. Robin is fluent in English, Hindi, Rajasthani and Italian.
Production in India is as diverse as shooting on the European or African continents where each State has its own language, culture, tradition, etiquette, and infrastructure, faced with a different set of production logistical issues.
India offers spectacular architectural structures, influenced by Victorian British, Mughal (Islamic), 18th Century Portuguese, French and Tibetan architecture. Natural landscapes from Himalayas to the palm lined beaches of the South provide filmmakers and photographers abundant opportunities.
The availability of state-of-the-art equipment, labs & post facilities, VFX houses and Soundstages are primarily available out of the production centers of Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Chennai. New sound stage facilities have opened recently and can accommodate large scale hollywood productions.
India has a large pool of english speaking skilled crew with experience on international productions including for the Hollywood studios.
Our years of experience and relationships with crew, facilities houses and equipment suppliers in the region enables us to better guide you with your requirements to shoot in India.
India offers significant savings on crew, set construction, props and costume manufactures. In fact many large scale Hollywood productions including Prince of Persia, Alexander, Kingdom of Heaven, and Rome all sourced props from India for this reason.
In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.
We worked onOn The Road facilitated the Art Dept. buying props in Rajasthan & Delhi as well as shipment to Morocco for filming.
The next installment in the much awaited Batman franchise.
We worked onIndia shoot schedule on location at Meharangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, North India
Children's Fantasy live action & animation feature based on the successful Lilli the Witch franchise.
We worked onIndia exterior locations schedule in Jaisalmer & Jodhpur Rajasthan, North India.
A fact-based story centered on soldiers who escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1940.
We worked onIndia shoot schedule ending of the film in Darjeeling, North India.
Anthropologie's clothes and furniture catalogue for North American and their expanding UK and European Markets.
We worked onStill shoot for the United States Spring catalogue shot in Tamil Nadu, Goa, Jaipur Rajasthan
A two-hour odyssey. Expanding on the blueprint laid out in "Baraka" (1992), "Samsara" explores themes of interconnection and transcendence with a focus on cycles.
We worked onIndia shoot schedule in Leh, Ladakh. With director Ron Fricke and producers Mark Magidson and Myles Connolly.
A look at man's relationship with Dirt. A feature documentary about soil sustainability and the urgent need to protect against the degradation of soil.
We worked onIndia schedule shooting in Kerala
Feature documentary on urban sprawl, extinct species, depletion of natural resources and global warming...
We worked onIndia schedule shooting in Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar.
The BBC's Hairy Bikers roar back into action with a madcap tour of South India, starting in Madras, now known as Chennai, a riot of hustle and bustle and colours and flavours and bullock carts, and heat, lots of heat!
We worked onWe handled the production of the episode across South India.
Based on the life of Uschi Obermaier, an icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and a groupie, supermodel.
We worked onIndia schedule in Jaipur, Rajasthan, also doubling for Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan in Jaipur then company move to Goa to shoot for Mexico.
The Druk White Lotus School: Ladakh
We worked onSegment shoot in Leh, Ladakh at the Druk White Lotus School.
A fisherman, a smuggler and a syndicate of businessman match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
We worked onIndia penguin unit shoot at diamond building Panchratnam, surrounding locations and diamond cutting workshops.
Stock photoshoot for Getty Images.
We worked onHandled entire production. Shot in locations throughout Rajasthan and Kerala
Ad Campaign shot in Mumbai for Nokia.
We worked onPhoto shoot in locations throughout Mumbai. The Agency was Wieden + Kennedy.
FedEx photo shoot for worldwide campaign.
We worked onPhoto shoot in locations throughout Mumbai.
In a mystical Indian village, two women make a unique connection to a man they encounter.
We worked onThe entire feature film was shot in locations in and around Jaisalmer, North India.
Feature documentary on Malayalam speaking Mata Amritanandamayi, one of the most well known saintly persons of this millennium.
We worked onIndia shoot schedules in Jaipur, Banaras, Kerala.
Buying trip in Kerala
We worked onProduction logistics and facilitation including support crew for the shoot in in Kerala.
Mumbai, India - Present Day. The sweltering dead heat of the Indian summer. The only hope for relief is the elusive monsoon rains.
We worked onShort film produced in Mumbai, India for USC Graduate.
Oscar nominated short. Jamal, a 10 year-old Pakistani Muslim, mistakenly crosses the border between India and Pakistan and finds an unusual ally in a Hindu Brahmin.
We worked onShot entirely on location near Jaipur Rajasthan.
Feature film MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
We worked onShot entirely on locations in and surrounding Hyderabad South India.
Vikrama the Elephant is sold and Makbul is responsible with delivering the elephant. They head off across India, further away from the world of the forests, up to an animal fair.
We worked onShot entirely on locations in Bihar and Shimoga forest Karnataka, South India.
A feature film based on a true story. On her honeymoon on a ship the daughter of a rich plant owner realizes that she's not happy with her marriage to a priest.
We worked onShot entirely on locations in Karnataka and Kerala, South India.
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