Our Team


The architect, founder, the patron; the man, the myth, the legend — Manoj Sinha, founder of Sixth Sense Commercial, originally conceived the idea of Sixth Sense Horror Short Film Festival and staged its first edition in the city of Mumbai. Carrying decades of experience from Leo Burnett on his shoulders, Manoj Sinha leads the creative force that deals with advertising and events. A thought-leader for his work on innovation and its ability to disrupt successful business strategies or create competitive advantage, particularly in mature markets, Manoj Sinha is widely credited with bringing about revolution in the field of entertainment. Candid, warm and positive, his personality creates a buoyant atmosphere turning ingenious ideas into reality.


Strong headship and motivational skills, Ritu Waghela has been the torch-bearer of Sixth Sense Horror Short Film Festival. Born & brought up in Mumbai, Ritu brings a brand new and creative framework to every project with infinite energy and resolve. Before joining Sixth Sense, she was associated with Reliance Media Works Ltd. As an integral part of the team and Sixth Sense Family, Ritu brings in a cornucopia of vigor, zeal and management dexterity.


Filmmaker and director of Sixth Sense Horror Short Film Festival, Shaunak wrote and directed Marathi film “Ranbhoomi”. The film was honored with many awards and garnered plethora of critical appreciation. A fan of the fantastic genres since he was toddler, Shaunak’s fervent consumption of cinematic horror lead, inevitably, to him founding Sixth Sense Horror Short Film Festival. As a filmmaker himself, Shaunak has always appreciated the blood, sweat and tears which go into making movies and visualised a platform to nurture the enormous talent brewing in the country. Sixth Sense Horror Short Film Festival is his dream and it now enters the second phase.