Winner of the 2016 "Best 3D Live Action Short" from the Advanced Imaging Society and "Best Director" from ITVFest, Deepak Chetty’s sci-fi thriller HARD RESET was the first Stereoscopic 3D UT graduate thesis film (in conjunction with UT3D) and, according to his thesis advisor, "one of the most technically ambitious films ever produced at UT." Before receiving his MFA from UT Austin, Chetty was already an accomplished post-production generalist in NYC. In addition to his directing and VFX expertise, Chetty’s cinematography has been featured at major festivals including SXSW, Silverdocs, Slamdance, and Seattle International Film Festival. His first feature film as cinematographer THE LOVE INSIDE directed by RTF alumni Andy Irvine and Mark Smoot, is available across all VOD platforms. Beyond his fiction based creative pursuits, he currently is working as a commercial director as well as a consultant and researcher in the field of Immersive Media (360 Video and VR).