Rutuj Acharya is an MFA Film and Television student at SCAD. Having experience in animation and advertising, Rutuj chose to be a live action filmmaker to explore and develop his storytelling skills further. Prior to SCAD, Rutuj has led a video production team in the Indian advertising. He has pitched for animation, corporate, brand films and even TV and web commercials. He has been in the shoes of a script writer, director and editor. Rutuj is also a self taught digital artist and a poet. Often, his digital art is based on his poems or stories. For Rutuj, his digital art is an important step between the inception of an idea and the story that grows from the idea. He firmly believes his paintings often help him find interesting story beats that words could not. Fantasy and science fiction are his favourite genres and hence his digital art too comes under that genre.