my name is v.t. nayani (nine-knee). i am a big kid with even bigger dreams. i am also a shapeshifter, flying and swimming somewhere between a fairy and a mermaid. i engage with storytelling as both an archivist and futurist, through a praxis of honouring what has passed and helping co-create what could be. 

i believe deeply in the magic of imagination and the infinite possibilities of love - i am a hope-full romantic. as a working artist and storyteller, i am dedicated to helping co-create narrative archives and thoughtfully imagining new worlds - across cinema, television, installations, and digital playgrounds. i am also the amma of mutuals pictures, a production home rooted in mutual support, which is dedicated to holding tender space for new waves of stories and amplifying fresh voices on screen. 

through my heartwork, based in both lived realities and multiple imaginations, i explore what it looks and feels like to continuously come of age. at the centre of my craft is care, tenderness, and compassion. with all of my soft heart, i deeply and wholly enjoy spending my days and nights make believing dreams come true in practice, with community and alongside all my comrades. i am ever-grateful to my beloved ancestors, elders, guides, family, and community, for helping ensure that i continue to reach the here, now, and beyond.

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