Mahesh Pailoor is an award winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Mahesh went on to continue his studies as a directing fellow at the American Film Institute. While at the AFI, Mahesh was awarded the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award for the direction of his thesis film, Still Life, which went on to screen at over 20 international film festivals, winning awards at the Heartland, Angelus, and Worldfest Houston film festivals to name a few.  

Most recently, Mahesh directed and co-wrote the independent feature film, BRAHMIN BULLS, which has played at festivals around the world, picking up accolades including the Audience Award at the San Diego Film Festival and the Jury Award at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  The film stars Sendhil Ramamurthy, Roshan Seth, and Academy Award Winner Mary Steenburgen and is currently playing in limited theatrical release nationwide.  

Mahesh is an alumnus of the Berlin Talent Campus, Film Independent’s Project Involve and Screenwriting Lab, and the ABC/DGA Directing Fellowship. Along with directing narrative projects, Mahesh also produces and directs award winning commercials and branded content under his production company Nuclear Tribe.