Savan Gandecha is a British Asian Autistic YouTuber, Freelance Video Editor, Blogger and Photographer from the village of Pinner in Northwest London.
His love of geography, nature and wildlife documentaries led him to study Environmental Management at university. During an internship with the London Wildlife Trust he developed a passion for blogging and photography.
His appetite for journalism came from doing radio shows at university and hospital radio. Former BBC Radio 1 Producer Aled Haydn Jones also encouraged him to pursue a career in the industry. He also enjoyed interviewing unsigned artists and BBC Radio 1 Presenter Huw Stephens for Roundhouse Radio. This opened an opportunity to be a Journalist for the youth led online platform called Podium.me; where his most memorable interview was with London based YouTuber, Thomas “TomSka” Ridgewell.
He was a part of a six month intensive traineeship with London360 from January 2016 till June 2016. During his time there, he presented, produced and edited TV Features which were broadcast on the Community Channel and London Live. He also produced and edited a Radio feature for Westside 89.6 FM as part of a joint collaboration special called Hip Hop Life Lessons. During his time at London360 he has also produced a variety of content online for their YouTube Channel and wrote blogs for their Website.
He hopes to work one day in digital media. He is currently creating content on his YouTube channel & working as a freelance video editor.