With a British mom and Indian father, Ramesh Nicolas Iyer grew up in the Pacific Northwest with his summers spent in Europe. Nominated for two ADC Young Guns awards at Cannes, winner of an AICP award, and as part of the permanent collection at MOMA in New York, his background spans degrees in art, film, and advertising.
Ramesh started in the commercial world, concepting, writing, and designing treatments for some of the top feature directors creating commercials. Later as part of the Swedish collective, ACNE, Ramesh worked on both the creative and production side of advertising. This shaped Ramesh’s directing approach to working with the language of agencies and clients.
Ramesh’s work combines comedy and drama elements and often centers on eccentric characters in unusual yet visually arresting situations, all with an irreverent sensibility.
When not directing, Ramesh works with gifted and talented teens on the autism spectrum in Studio City, CA.