Nirvan Mullick is an LA based filmmaker, speaker, and change-maker.
Nirvan's short film Caine's Arcade became a viral phenomenon in 2012, receiving millions of views and changing the life of a creative 9 year-old boy. Following Caine's Arcade, Nirvan founded Imagination.org to foster creativity for children worldwide, and created a Global #CardboardChallenge that has since engaged over 1 MILLION KIDS in 80 countries. Imagination.org supports over 180 Chapters in 30 countries, and merged with TwoBitCircus.org to raise the next generation of creative problem solvers. Lego and Ashoka named Imagination.org a Champion of their Re-Imagine Learning Challenge.
Nirvan's films have screened in festivals worldwide, from Cannes to Annecy, winning numerous awards, and helped pioneer crowdfunding with his experimental 1 Second Film project. His work has been featured in the NY Times, NBC, ABC, NPR, New Yorker, and is in the permanent collection of MoMA.
Nirvan 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 up to the historic Paris Climate Accord at COP21. He serves on the board of TwoBitCircus.org, Imagination.org and CicLAvia, and has received the 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.
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