Govind Chandran

Technical Specialist in Film Studies


Govind teaches on the practical pathway whilst providing technical support and mentoring to students on their short films.

Govind graduated with an MA in Film and a 1st Class Honours Degree in Film Studies from Oxford Brookes University, with his debut short film, Double or Nothing, being screened at the 2009 Cannes Film Festivals' Short Film Corner – the first of four subsequent appearances. His work has since been screened at Festival’s across the world, including being selected twice as Editors Choice in competition at the BFI Film Festival. His directorial debut in music videos was selected by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest as ‘One to Watch’, with further work appearing on MTV, Vevo and other outlets. Academically his MA dissertation focused on ‘Shared Universes’, with a look into ‘built worlds’ and transmedial storytelling being particular areas of interest.

As an active filmmaker he established a production company, working on corporate videos, advertising, actor showreels and more – with clients such as the NHS and various department stores. Under this company he has also been involved in a number of blockbuster feature films, and many independent projects that have gone on to receive critical acclaim. Govind also became the first person in the world to teach the RED Epic-Dragon at an educational institute, and is an expert in the industry standard RED systems, amongst others.

He has currently just completed a TV Series pilot for a large streaming service – with a big announcement coming soon!

Undergraduate Teaching

In addition to managing the Cinema Room, Digital Video Editing Suite and Camera Equipment, Govind is heavily involved with teaching and workshops on the modules:

  • U64004 Film Form and Technical Skills
  • U64008 Preproduction for Independent Filmmaking
  • U64022 Screenwriting: Advanced Level (double)
  • U64027 Film Production Management and Practice (double)
  • U64070 Film Project (double)
Govind Chandran


School of Arts

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP