Filmmaker, Designer, Animator, Artist
Born in 1973, Suresh graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad specializing in communication design with a super specialisation in Animation Film Design in 1997. Since then, he has been relentlessly working in the field of animation. In the difficult phase of development of the genre within its borders, Eriyat established Famous House of Animation in 1998. It was this landmark venture through which he was able to realize numerous animated adverts, shorts, music videos with many firsts, which brought not only national and international recognitions but also changed the way people perceived animation in India. Optimizing the learning experience of 11 years from there, he founded Studio Eeksaurus, in partnership with his wife Nilima Eriyat in 2009. The studio deals with production of various media, intended for cinema, television, web and digital platforms. Suresh’s is a respected resume, which goes beyond 400 films, bagging numerous awards, including the prestigious Annecy festival Cristal in 2015, held in France. This is the first award for India in the history of the festival that is akin to the Oscars for animation. He was also honored with the President of India’s National award in 2016 for Best Animated Film.
He has been part of film festivals, seminars and many creative forums as jury, speaker and master. Besides conducting workshops and educating animation and design students across the mushrooming film/design schools in India, Suresh regularly attends seminars and conferences to share his greater vision for the Indian animation film industry.