Nirvan Mullick is an award winning filmmaker, writer, speaker, and social-entrepreneur.
Nirvan's short film Caine's Arcade became a viral phenomenon in 2012, receiving over 10 million views, raising a $240,000 Scholarship for a 9 year old boy, and sparking a global movement of cardboard creativity in kids worldwide. Following Caine's Arcade, Nirvan founded the Imagination Foundation to foster the creativity of children everywhere. Imagination's Global Cardboard Challenge has engaged over 500,000 kids in 70 countries in creative play, was named a Champion of the Ashoka/Lego Foundation Re-Imagine Learning Challenge, and continues to grow.
Nirvan has directed viral videos for the UN, including the #EarthToParis campaign, garnering millions of views and over 1.4 billion impressions to address climate change, and co-directed the Impossible Choices PSA for the UN's first World Humanitarian Summit to address the global refugee crisis.
Nirvan began making films while studying philosophy at New College and then went to CalArts where he earned an MFA in Experimental Animation. His animated films have screened in festivals worldwide, from Cannes to Annecy, winning numerous awards.
Nirvan speaks around the world about creativity, the power of storytelling, and the potential of every moment to have an impact, especially in the life of a child.