SANSKRITI (2015) | Feature Documentary

Director, Producer


Martinique International Film Festival 2016 (WINNER, Best Feature Documentary)

Canada Independent Film Festival 2016 WINNER, Best Documentary)

Doc Sunback Film Festival 2015 (WINNER, Best Feature Film)
Victoria Film Festival 2016 (Official Selection)
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 2015 (Official Selection)
Bushwick Film Festival 2015 (Official Selection)
International Peace & Film Festival 2015 (Official Selection)
Joshua Tree International Film Festival 2015 (Official Selection)
Mosaic World Film Festival 2015 (Official Selection)
Filmmakers World Festival 2015 (Official Selection)










LIFE ON MARS (2015) | Documentary Webseries

Director, Producer


An on-going exploration of mankind's fascination with Mars. In upcoming episodes, we'll examine current initiatives to build human settlements on the red planet.


Produced with Senior Post.

VEVO Tour Exposed | Documentary Webseries

Client: VEVO

Producer, Director (Various Episodes)


VEVO Tour Exposed gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest names in music. From rigging the stage and sound check to the performance, Tour Exposed highlights what really goes into putting on a massive production night after night. LEROI travels to concert venues across the country, capturing artists doing what they do best, and showcasing all the people that make a live performance possible.


Produced with LEROI.

VEVO: LIFT | Documentary Webseries

Client: VEVO

Producer, Director (Various Episodes)


VEVO LIFT talks to the next generation of go-getters. To get into their creative process, we spend a day with each artist – from sound check to the after party. This one-on-one downtime opens up a sense of their personal point of view for viewers, and has yielded over 200MM video views. Sponsored by McDonald’s, this series continues to identify tomorrow's hit makers.


Produced with LEROI.

SUBWAY "OUT TO LUNCH" | 4-Part Web Promo Series

Client: Vice Media, Subway Restaurants



The VICE branded content for Subway’s “Out to Lunch” campaign brought viewers into the laughable lives of six cubicle office workers. The four-part series was filmed in one day, and the completed videos ran across and its partner sites, as well as on Subway's YouTube page, garnering over 300,000 views in less than 1 month.


Produced with LEROI.

BROTHERS IN ARMS (2012) | Short Film

Written, Directed & Edited by Melissa Balan


Short film produced as an Undergraduate Thesis Film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Winner of the 2012 George Heinneman/King Family Foundation Production Award, given anually to one senior within NYU's film program.


Honolulu International Film Festival 2013 (WINNER, Gold Kahuna Award)
Boston Science Fiction Film Festival 2013
(Official Selection)
New Filmmakers New York 2014 (Official Selection)
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Fest 2013 (Official Selection)


AMNESIA (2010) | Short Documentary

Directed & Edited by Melissa Balan


Short documentary produced at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.


East Coast Student Film Fest (WINNER, Best Documentary)