About Nirvan

 Nirvan and Caine from Caine's Arcade


Nirvan Mullick is an LA based filmmaker, creative consultant, speaker, and entrepreneur.


Mullick began teaching himself film while studying philosophy at New College. He went on to earn an MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts. His animated short films have screened in festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards. In 2001, Mullick began a collaborative experiment called The 1 Second Film, which became among the first crowd funded films. In 2012, Nirvan directed Caine's Arcade, an 11-minute short film that became a viral phenomenon, receiving over 9 million views, raising a $240,000 Scholorship fund for a 9 year old boy, and sparking a global movement of cardboard creativity in kids around the world. After Caine’s Arcade, Mullick founded the Imagination Foundation non-profit to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids worldwide. Imagination Foundation's annual Global Cardboard Challenge has engaged over 225,000 kids in 60 countries in creative play, partnered with National Head Start to launch the first national campaign to bring STEM education to Pre-K kids, and was named a Champion in the Ashoka/Lego Foundation Re-Imagine Learning Challenge.

Nirvan has received the Dan Eldon Creative Activist Award and the Innovation in Action award, and serves on the board of the Imagination Foundation as well as CicLAvia, the nation's largest open street event. Nirvan is currently making a film called Larry's Lawnchair about Larry Walters, the 1982 lawnchair balloonist, and is a popular public speaker.

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Nirvan is a popular Keynote speaker at conferences, universities, and companies around the world, and shares inspiring stories, films, and insights that deliver a powerful message with an emotional impact. Nirvan has spoken at Google, YouTube, Learnzillion, General Motors, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Viacom, National Head Start Association, E&J Gallo Winery, Social Innovation Summit, Kellog Innovation Network, Leadercaste, Tribecca Flashpoint Academy, SXSW, Leggo, Mattress Firm, Future Green Design Coneference, HATCH, Summit Series, TEDx, and more. Contact Us about booking Nirvan to speak at your event, or learn more.



New Yorker: The Perfect Moment Goes Perfectly Viral

NBC News: Caine's Arcade Spurs WorldWide Movement

LA Times: Caine's Arcade Makes Grown Men Cry 

Christian Science Monitor: Caine's Arcade More than Passing Fad

Christian Science Monitor: Caine's Arcade Moves  Grown Men to Tears

Huffington Post: President Clinton poses with Fun Pass and Nirvan


Nirvan's Keynote at NHSA


President Bill Clinton and Nirvan Mullick