His 40-year career began with a college internship operating a multi-axis film animation stand. Rasikas has worked professionally as a still photographer, cinematographer, multi-image producer, film editor, producer and director.
He's directed governors, Nobel Laureates, CEOs, billionaires, artists, actors, kids and dogs - and has filmed on five continents and in his parent's backyard. In collaboration with talented colleagues around the country, the body of work ranges from web snippets to thirty-second commercials, thirty-minute documentaries and hour-long TV specials - from weeks to years in the making. Much of the work was produced by RasikasFilms, a full-service production company active from 1997-2020 and led by Rasikas and producer Lisa Mulry.
• 1997-2020 •
Lisa Mulry started her career putting on puppet shows when she wasn't riding her Schwinn Stingray bike throughout her neighborhood. Fast forward a decade and she's "Gale Force", weather reporter on the radio.
The show business bug soon had her working major music concerts while putting her film major degree to work as a camera assistant, sound tech, location scout and set designer - quickly advancing to producer, creative director and assistant director. In her spare time, she produced numerous events for the Grand Rapids Art Museum as well as the grand opening of the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Much bigger puppet shows.
After 35 years in the industry with the last 20 as Producer at RasikasFilms, Lisa still keeps one foot in film production with the other in a different form of production: using her real estate license to produce the next chapters in the varied stories of people making a move.