Mutant Films is an independent production company based in Mumbai, India founded in 2016 by Seher Aly Latif & Shivani Saran. We merge an array of domestic and international development and producing experience with strong talent relationships.
We aspire to create a slate of compelling, high quality scripted and non-scripted content on traditional and new media platforms for an audience without borders harnessing the richness of Indian stories and talent.
India is undergoing tremendous change at the moment dealing with the onslaught of technology and resources, exposure to the world beyond like never before and she’s trying to determine what all this means and where it leaves her – what to embrace and what to discard we want to tell stories about this India – looking back and leaning forward.
We currently have two drama series, one comedy-thriller and a drama feature film in development.
Seher is a casting director who has cast projects for major Hollywood studios as well as small independent films. Her filmography includes Eat Pray Love, Zero Dark Thirty, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1 and 2, Million Dollar Arm, The Lunchbox, Hundred Foot Journey, Viceroy’s House, and series like Sense8, Homeland Season 4, The Good Karma Hospital, and McMafia for BBC. Seher is a long-standing Casting Society of America member as well, and the first from India.
As a producer, Seher has produced a short film titled Masterchef for the Sundance Institute directed by Ritesh Batra. She has successfully co-produced a trilingual musical stage adaptation of The Jungle Book with 50 shows in India and abroad.
Shivani started her film career as Head of New Business Development at Chilean film production company Forastero and has films such as Thursday Till Sunday and I’m Not Lorena to her credit.
In India, as Supervising Producer at the National Film Development Corporation of India she collaborated on films such as The Lunchbox, Qissa, and Sunrise, amongst others. With Excel Entertainment she line produced Dil Dhadakne Do and Executive Produced Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees.