Prafull Gade is the Managing Director, Deluxe Entertainment Services India Pvt. Ltd. Prafull joined Deluxe in 2011 and has led the Pune studio during its growth to become the largest producer of digital 3D for film in India. Prior to joining Deluxe, Prafull remained a driving force in many large companies like Reliance’s Big Animation as Vice-President, 3D Operations and Escotoonz Entertainment Pvt. Ltd in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer.
Prafull is well exposed to global animation market, project financials, legal contracts, assembling co-productions, funds and delivery mechanism and thus makes him an extraordinary personality all over. Having a very creative mind and being equipped with a fine arts degree, Prafull has always kept himself updated with latest developments and evolutions in animation market, technology and trends.
Prafull has successfully led staff size in thousands and conducted businesses with sizeable number of advertising agencies, film producers, directors, broadcasters and multiple roles from the Indian and International entertainment industry.
Prafull has commanded the industry for almost three decades now, with over 33 years of professional experience in Indian Animation, VFX and Stereoscopic Movies segment. In his professional journey, Prafull ventured through cartoon newspaper strips-to-comic books, traditional 2D to CGI 3D, large screen motion pictures, commercials & multimedia to Internet. He currently overseas the operation of the Pune facility of Deluxe India including production, sales & marketing, administration, human resources, finance and production technology.
Armed with an understanding of production process, pipelines and business modules, he sees nothing impossible to achieve. He has credits on over 1000 commercials, VFX for more than 40 motion pictures, 26 2D/3D animated series, Many digital Stereo Movies and many more media products. Prafull has also been involved in the capacity of Associate or Executive Producer for various projects during his professional stint. His directorial debut was in 1987, a TV Series named “Gavaskar Cricket Techniques” which was based on Indian Cricket Legend Sunil Gavaskar.
Prafull has been awarded individually for various categories and has been a part of award-winning teams in various national and international festivals through his contribution in execution by heading and mentoring the creative, technical and production teams. He ensured that the project economics and quality parameters are gelled well and remained balanced throughout.