Nirvan Mullick is a LA based filmmaker, speaker, and changemaker.
As a philosophy student, Nirvan was obsessed with an idea of trying to create "perfect moments" after reading Jean Paul Sartre's 1938 novel, Nausea. Do perfect moments exist? And if so, can you create them?
Nirvan's short film Caine's Arcade became a viral phenomenon in 2012, receiving millions of views and changing the life of one creative 9 year-old boy. Following Caine's Arcade, Nirvan founded Imagination.org to foster the creativity of children everywhere. Imagination's Global Cardboard Challenge has engaged over 750,000 kids in 80 countries and supports over 100 Imagination Chapters in 20 countries. Lego and Ashoka named Imagination a Champion of their Re-Imagine Learning Challenge.
Nirvan's films have screened in festivals worldwide, from Cannes to Annecy, winning numerous awards, including a Webby and a Student Academy Award nomination. Nirvan was an early pioneer of crowdfunding, creating one of the first crowdfunding platforms in 2004 for The 1 Second Film - an ongoing experimental collaborative art project exploring "perfect moments." The 1 Second Film is being produced by thousands of people, including Stephen Colbert, Spike Jonze, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, as well as great-grandmothers and gas-station attendants.
Mullick is the creative director at Interconnected, a boutique creative agency. He directed the viral #EarthToParis climate campaign for the UN Foundation and GOOD, generating over 1.4 billion impressions leading to the historic Paris Climate Agreement reached at COP21. He serves on the board of Imagination.org and CicLAvia, and has received the Creative Vision's Foundation Dan Eldon Award for Creative Activism and the Big Ideas in Action award.
Nirvan speaks, consults, and leads creativity workshops around the world, sharing stories about the potential of every moment - and every person - to have an impact.
Learn about booking Nirvan for Speaking and Creative Teambuilding or Contact Us to schedule a booking.
@nirvan on twitter