Bhavana Goparaju began her career in the film industry as a writer working as a lyricist, Scriptwriter for Telugu, Hindi films. She ventured into production in 2015 with the film ‘Mantra’ starring Kalki Koechlin and Rajat Kapoor as an Associate Producer which had its World Premiere in the USA and was selected for Indian Panorama at IFFI, Goa releasing theatrically and on OTT (Netflix USA) (Hotstar India) in the Year 2017.
In 2017, she produced a short Bengali Film named – Ek Poshla Rupkatha (In Loving Memory…), an Indo-Russian Co-Production that won 6 international awards, and 15+ official selections around the globe which was released on OTT Movie Saints in May 2020.
Her third film is the Co-Production of a Tamil film – ‘Maadathy-an Unfairy Tale’ which was directed by Leena Manimekalai. Having its world premiere at Busan Film Festival, Latin American Premiere in 60th Cartagena Film Festival, Indian Premiere at IFFK, Screened and Won many awards around the globe. After its release on OTT Neestream, Maadathy has its own North American tour in the universities including Ivy League schools like Yale University, Columbia University to name a few.
Having her own share of success in the Independent film production in the world arena, She established her own film production house ‘Jeevi Films’ with its first production being a Hindi Film with an international crew- In The Belly of a Tiger directed by Jatla Siddartha, which already garnered attention in the world cinema arena as the only Indian Fiction feature that got Busan Asian Cinema Fund’s Script Development fund in 2018, selected for Le Groupe Ouest less is more script lab, One of the Top 5 scripts around the world that got selected to script pool Tallinn, The Indian Fiction Feature selected to HAF ( Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum). Amongst the five scripts in the world, this was selected as one for Script pool Tallinn, Top 6 scripts selected for NFDC script lab, and a finalist for NFDC Co-Production grant.
Her Productions through Jeevi Films also include film and web projects that are in development in Telugu, Tamil, English languages.