Vinod Vijayan is a film director, writer, and producer. He was born in Ernakulam, Kerala. He won the International Video Festival Award for his short film MASK in the category of Best Short Film.
He began his career by assisting K K Haridas and
. He made a debut in mainstream cinema with the film Quotation in 2004. He had directed and written the film. It was a debut film for Rajeev Ravi as the cinematographer.
His second film is Red Salute (2006), which starred
and Sree Devika. It was a debut film for
as a cinematographer and
as an editor. Some other of his movies include D Company: The Judgement Day (2013), and a short film called Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for the education of the girl child.
In 2019, he made a Telugu film called Uthkanta, starring
. He is also a producer and has produced films like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Annayum Rasoolum, D Company, Uthkanta, and Ottaal.
He co-produced Ottaal with K Mohan. The film was directed by Jayaraaj in 2015. It went on to win many awards like the Berlinale International Film Festival Crystal Bear Award for Best Film at Germany in 2016, Kerala State Film Festival, National Films Award, Mumbai Film Festival, International Film Festival of India in Goa in 2015, and International Film Festival of Kerala.