Neil Sadwelkar, an Indian Film Editor was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He was born to Vijoo Sadwelkar and Baburao Sadwelkar, who are well-known painters. Neil is married to Nivedita Sadwelkar, an Education Management Professional in Mumbai.
Neil has a degree of B.Sc. in Physics from St. Xavier’s High School, Mumbai. Neil also holds an M.Sc. degree in Physics with specialization in Electronics from Wilson College, Mumbai. In College, Neil was active in the college’s Physics Society and Nature Club.
As soon as Neil graduated from college, he joined a Sound Recording Company working for India TV shows like Bharat ki Chhap for around three years (1993-1996). Simultaneously Neil managed technology at Nehru Centre and Discovery of India form 1984-1998 (14 years).
At Script Shop, Neil helped a friend to set up a boutique edit setup. He edited around a hundred episodes of a game and a stand-up comedy TV show and TV commercials for more than five years till 2002. At PIXION. CCL Neil was the Head of Tech and Film DI for six years (2004-2010).
Here, Neil looked after the plan and set up for post-production facility to feature films, Ad films, and documentary. Later, the company set up a post house in London named Molinare and a VFX facility named Men from Mars.
He worked for Prime Focus as the Head of Technical Operations for a few months. From the year 2011, Neil is working for various companies such as Indian Media Industry as an Independent Technical Resource, Post BlackBox Services LLP and Digital Dada as a Director of Technology.
Neil also works as Data and Workflow consultant at Digital Dada and recognized as ‘Data and Workflow consultant for many film projects like Padmaavat, Tiger Zinda Hai, Jab Harry met Sejal, Fan, Bajirao Mastani, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Dhoom 3, Highway and many other. With this, he has worked with many known production banners like Yash Raj Films, Red Chillies, Bhansali Productions and others.
While working for Ramesh Deo Production, his edited ad films even made it at the Cannes Ad films awards. He won awards at the Times Asia Pacific Advertising Awards in 2003 for a commercial ad film for Hitachi and at the IDPA Awards in 2005 for an Indian Oil commercial ad film.
Neil also writes blogs about tech info since 2006 and has a page called Neil Sadwelkar’s Tech Corner. He is a writer and teacher as well. At FTII, Pune, MET and Whistling Woods International, Neil conducts workshops at the Film course on editing. He writes on post-production for Dead Tree publications.