India, Sept. 12 -- Dara Zhao has worked on big budget films and Indie productions all over the world. From upcoming features like The Little Mermaid to the war-torn Animals, she's known for establishing the worlds that allow audiences to lose themselves in the story.

There are literally hundreds of labels used to describe the varied talented professionals involved in the film industry: writer, director, cinematographer, actor, VFX editor, etc. While she most often falls under the moniker "Production Designer", Dara Zhao has held a few different titles but the one she embraces most warmly is that of storyteller.

Her involvement in highly anticipated feature films like

(live action version of the Oscar-winning Disney animated classic) rece...