G. Sathish is a South Indian cinematographer who works in the Kollywood film industry. He was born in Chennai on 23rd June 1983. He is a specialist in 3D filmmaking and is known for the Kollywood movies like Ambuli and Orr Eravuu. He is also known as
Sathish Babu. Sathish earned a Diploma in Digital Filmmaking from SISI in 2003.
After graduating, he worked in many short films and documentaries made by his friends. With the recommendation of his institute’s dean, Sathish got his first job as an assistant director in a film in 2004, where he learned the ropes of filmmaking. In 2005, he worked under Nagarajan Lingam and learned the basics of cinematography. In 2008, Sathish started working on his first film as an independent cinematographer, Orr Eravuu directed by first timers Krishna Shekhar Hari Shankar and Hareesh Narayan. Sathish also acted in the horror flick, playing the lead character Nakulan Ponnusamy. The Tamil movie hit the cinema halls on 11th June 2010. The horror movie won an award at the Chennai International Film Festival under the Best Tamil Independent Film category in 2010.
Sathish then cinematographed the sci-fi thriller flick, Ambuli written and directed by Hareesh Narayan and Hari Shankar. Sathish shot the entire feature film in the stereoscopic format making it India’s first Tamil 3-D movie and revolutionizing the Tamil Cinema. The 3-D flick hit the silver screens on 17th February 2012 and was translated into Hindi as Kaal Purush. Sathish was the cinematographer of the science fantasy flick Adhisaya Ulagam written, directed and composed by Shakhti Scott. The 3-D Tamil movie was the first of its kind to feature dinosaurs in India. The feature films hit the big screens on 10th August 2012.
Sathish made his Malayalam film industry cinematography debut with the horror flick Dracula 2012 directed by Vinayan. The 3-D horror movie hit the screens on 8th February 2013. The vampire movie was released in Tamil as
Naangam Pirai, Telugu as
Punnami Ratri and Hindi as Ek Aur Dracula. Sathish worked as a cinematographer in the Tamil anthology horror flick Aaaah directed and written by Hareesh Narayan and Hari Shankar. The anthology movie hit the big theatres on 28th November 2014. Sathish made an appearance in the film as a person in the back row seat. Sathish cinematographed the feature film Jambulingam 3D directed by Hareesh Narayan and Hari Shankar. The Tamil adventure comedy flick hit the film theatres on 13th May 2016. Sathish was the director of photography for the crime horror thriller flick Sadhuram 2 written and directed by Sumanth Radhakrishnan. The Tamil movie hit cinema theatres on 16th September 2016.