Highlight Films is the first real Production House in India set up along international lines. The Company has always had not just multiple Directors but multiple Producers as well. Because it was set up in 1988, by one of the leading Directors in the business, it naturally attracted top Talent and very quickly became The Creative Hot Shop. The Company philosophy has always been to encourage people to grow and, if necessary, helped them to grow outside the Company in their own shops. Having won the Best Production House in India Award several times, it has always been seen as setting standards, not just in terms of creative output but also in terms of work systems and production.
Highlight first adapted the systems of any international shoot - from the 1st AD to Heads of Departments - five years ago, and a natural progression was to set up professionally run companies that would support the shooting process. The first of these was a Sync Sound Company, set up in partnership with a leading Sound Designer, that pioneered sync sound using state-of-the-art technology in a country where it was virtually unknown. This was followed by a Grip Company, hitherto non-existent. A potential Key Grip was chosen and sent to train in South Africa for 6 months before he returned to start the Company from scratch. Very quickly, the team of grips established a formidable reputation and have expanded presently to three full fledged teams, with more in the pipeline. There is now a new division offering motion control with an international expert operating the system.