Shivani Hassard is the online editor and art director for Contra.

Shivani is also a filmmaker and PhD researcher looking at Narrative Design for Interactive Virtual Reality. She works as a cinematographer on short films, commercials and music videos, and she has directed four short films. Festivals include Reykjavik International Film Festival, Brighton Photo Biennal and BFI Flare, and clients include Selfridges, Adidas, M&C Saatchi and Dazed Digital. She was a BAFTA LA scholar in 2016. She recently co-directed and shot a VR narrative, Sundowning, which was shortlisted for Sheffield Docfest 2017.