The NavRasa Project

Although, not a FILM project per say, NavRasa, is still very close to my Heart.

I’ve wanted to do this STILL photography project for a while now. Every since I was a kid. Better late than never!!! What say???!!! So, finally it is here – on my Personal Website,

In layman’s terms… 

According to the Pandits, the Yogis, the Gurus, and what have you, there are 9 (or Nav, in Sanskrit) basic emotions or expressions (or Rasas, in Sanskrit).


  1. Courage
    • Sanskrit Term: Veera
    • Related Emotions: Confidence, Determination, Pride
  2. Wonder
    • Sanskrit Term: Adbhuta
    • Related Emotions: Astonishment, Curiosity, Mystery
  3. Joy
    • Sanskrit Term: Hasya
    • Related Emotions: Humor, Laughter, Ridicule
  4. Love
    • Sanskrit Term: Shringara
    • Related Emotions: Admiration, Beauty, Delight
  5. Fear 
    • Sanskrit Term: Bhayanaka
    • Related Emotions: Anxiety, Worry, Nervousness
  6. Disgust
    • Sanskrit Term: Bibhatsa
    • Related Emotions: Depression, Dissatisfaction, Self-pity
  7. Anger
    • Sanskrit Term: Raudra
    • Related Emotions: Irritation, Stress, Violence 
  8. Sorrow 
    • Sanskrit Term: Karuna
    • Related Emotions: Compassion, Pity, Sadness
  9. Peace
    • Sanskrit Term: Shanta
    • Related Emotions: Calmness, Relaxation, Exhaustion


Filmmaking – Training:

  • Jack Daniel Stanley, Jeannie Donohoe  – Directing
  • Sean Fau-Burnitz – Hands-On Camera & Lighting
  • Steven Morrison – Screenwriting
  • John Sterneman  – Editing
  • Sean Fau-Burnitz, Veronica Zabrocki  – Production Sound


Filmmaking – Experience:

  • What Are You Talking About??? – Web Series
  • This Is Show Business Baby!!! – Web Series
  • You Never Know – Short
  • What’s That Book??? – Short 
  • The Exchange – Short 
  • Life’s Like That!!! – Short