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Nirvan Mullick

Nirvan Mullick is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, writer, and stop motion animator. He came into public view in April 2012, primarily through the creation of a short documentary about a 9-year old boy who created a cardboard arcade in his father's auto parts shop. "Caine's Arcade", released on April 9, 2012, became a viral phenomenon, achieving international media attention. The official website's objective of a $25,000 college fund for young Caine Monroy reached $180,000 in paypal donations by April 20, 2012 (only 10 days after the initial release of the video), with millions of views via YouTube and Vimeo. In addition, the Goldhirsh Foundation announced matched donations of up to $250,000 for the initiation of the Caine's Arcade Imagination Foundation, which pledges to "find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in more kids like Caine."

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