Kahani means story

Kahani Pictures is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),  Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Our values

About Kahani Pictures

Kahani Pictures is a social impact production company that connects people through beautiful films.

We work closely with brands and nonprofits to create films that make people think about important questions and share real-life narratives about those impacted by their work. 

Our clients value our unique approach of listening to diverse community voices to find the emotional context for each story. Trust and mutual respect are the foundations of our relationships with our clients, who care about enriching the lives of others through storytelling.

What does 'Kahani' mean in Punjabi?

Kahani is a word that holds a special place in the hearts of Punjabi speakers. It translates to "story" or "narrative" in English, and is derived from the Sanskrit word "katha," which also means "story."

In Punjabi culture, storytelling has always played a significant role. From the ancient legends and folktales passed down through the generations to the modern-day stories shared around the dinner table, kahani has always been an integral part of the way that Punjabis communicate and connect with one another.

One of the most fascinating aspects of kahani is its ability to bring people together. Whether it's a group of friends gathering to listen to a storyteller spin a yarn, or a family sitting down to share their own personal experiences, kahani serves as a powerful bonding tool. It allows us to connect with one another on a deeper level and to better understand each other's perspectives and experiences.

In addition to being a way to connect with others, kahani is also a way for Punjabis to preserve their cultural heritage. Many of the stories that are told and passed down through the generations are steeped in tradition and provide valuable insights into the history and values of the Punjabi people.

Whether it's a heartwarming tale of love and friendship or a thrilling adventure story, kahani has the power to captivate and transport us to other worlds. So the next time you find yourself in the company of a Punjabi speaker, don't be surprised if they start telling you a kahani – it's just a natural part of their culture and a way for them to connect with you on a deeper level. Kahani holds a very important place in Punjabi language and culture.

Our process

How we work

Every project is unique.

We take the time to develop a relationship with each and every client.

Keep it simple

Our process isn’t conflated with production paperwork. We’ve done this before.

Keep it fun

Filmmaking is collaborative and exciting; you’re invited to shoots and to the edit suite.

Keep it human

We focus on stories that speak to the heart.

No limits

We are platform agnostic. Our films can be formatted for all screens and apps.

Meet the team

Tricia Stevens
Co-Owner & Dir. Strategic Partnerships

Tricia works on our long-term relationships with valued partners in active campaigning.

Inder Nirwan
Co-Owner & Filmmaker

Inder is an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Kahani Pictures.

Mitch Francis
Filmmaker

Mitch is an award-winning filmmaker with more than 10 years of experience. He has extensive experience in many aspects of filmmaking. Mitch has directed and created films, commercials, and over 200 music videos.

Gerald Situ
Filmmaker

Gerald is the friendliest guy you'll ever meet. He is also a professional highliner and trains newcomers to the local highlining community.

Dani Barker
Producer

Dani has been producing projects for over a decade. She’s developed series with networks: TBS and OUTtv, along with producing a feature film (in festivals) and directing four short films.

Do you have a story that needs telling?

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