Born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, in 1973, Merzin Tavaria is a well-known personality in the Visual Effects world. Merzin completed his graduation from K.C. College, Mumbai, and started his career as a teacher in a Computer Institute. In 1997, Merzin, along with his two friends, came up with the idea of entering the visual world. From there began the journey of ‘Prime Focus.’ Prime Focus is a media service house, which provides creative services and production and post-production services. Merzin is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director of Prime Focus.
He is also the Creative Director and General Manager at Double Negative India. Prime Focus works in collaboration with the US, Canada, India and UK Studios. Talking about his work, Merzin’s Prime Focus has delivered visual effects not only in Bollywood but also in Hollywood and Commercials. In Bollywood, Merzin has directed the visual effects in films like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani,
, Cocktail, Rockstar, No One Killed Jessica,
, and many more.
In Hollywood, his team has worked on films like Men In Black 3, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,
World War Z
, Gravity, - The Phantom Menace,
The Great Gatsby
, Hercules, My Soul to Take and a lot of other movies. His team has received a fair amount of awards for the VFX in many national and international projects. Merzin has been a part of this industry for over two decades, and he is appreciated for his work towards VFX. Merzin, who is a fond lover of bikes, cars, and Hindi music, plans on increasing his team force and changing the shape of the VFX world.