Paula McGlynn is a CEO and Founding Director of Gulbadan Talkies Pvt. Ltd. and Marathi content brand, Bharatiya Digital Party (BhaDiPa), in Mumbai. BhaDiPa is the pioneer of Marathi digital content, starting with its hit series “Casting Couch with Amey & Nipun” in 2016, and recently revived the Marathi Stand-Up comedy scene, now managing over 15 comic artists. BhaDiPa recently received the Zee Talkies Marathi Comedy award for “Best Web Series”, and currently has over 50 million views and over 500K subscribers.
BhaDiPa is founded by the same partners who run the production company, Gulbadan Talkies Pvt. Ltd., who produce content for brands such as ICICI Bank, Hindustan Unilever brands, and recently made Fisher Price’s new TVC featuring Shruti Seth. Paula is also a screenwriter with several projects in development.
She completed her BFA with Simon Fraser University, and finished the Film Production program in 2012 with her thesis film, My Uncle Terry (Montreal World Film Festival selection, Moonrise Film Festival selection). She has written and directed 4 short documentaries and web-series, and was Sound Designer on several award-winning short films.
Twice the recipient of the SFU Mobility fund for her research on the film industry, Paula McGlynn has strong networks between both the Indian and Vancouver film industry and has started the BC – Indian Film & Media Initiative,, a volunteer effort to increase business between the two industries. She is an active member with the Indo-Canadian Business Chambers (ICBC) Media & Entertainment Committee, and consults with BC and Indian companies interested in crossing over the markets in film and media.
She has won awards such as the Praxis Student Screenplay Award in 2011, and was selected for the DOXA Kris Anderson Youth Connexions program in May 2012.d the a volunteer effort to increase business between the two industries. She is an act