BIOGRAPHY

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ADITI KUMAR

Aditi Kumar is a filmmaker, photographer and writer. Although originally from India, she spent her childhood growing up in Oman. With an interest in exploring cultures all over the globe through both narrative and non-fiction genres, she seeks to become an auteur that engages a worldwide audience through rich, original storytelling.

Aditi has worked with acclaimed director Bharatbala (Maa Tujhe Salaam, Mariyan) on his Virtual Bharat non-fiction short series. She interned with Muse Entertainment USA and Blumhouse Productions in 2020. In 2021, she was an Executive Producers' Assistant on the Apple TV+ show Best Foot Forward.

She earned a Bachelors in Media Studies from Symbiosis Centre of Media and Communication in 2016, and a Master of Fine Arts in Film and TV Production at Loyola Marymount University in 2021.

FILMOGRAPHY

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Music Video Director

Soft, romantic R&B music video featuring singer-songwriter Ric Angel.

 

"That Trip" is a single from BLACK, the New Album by Ric Angel.

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Documentary Short Director

Individual stories of beekeepers are tied together by a tour company owner, linking the practice of beekeeping to a traditional sense of hospitality and sharing stories under the searing desert sun in Oman.

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Documentary Short Director

Narrated by a homegrown linguist, this short documentary looks at a little-known tribe and their various dialects, all of which live only on the tongue and are therefore severely endangered. Filmed in various districts of Southern Odisha.
 

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Narrative Short Director

A girl is unsure of how to deal with her father's grief over her grandfather's sudden death. Inspired by personal experience. Made in partial fulfillment of MFA in Film and TV Production at Loyola Marymount University.

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Researcher and Assistant Director

Padma Shri awardee and indigenous poet Haldhar Nag recites his hope for a new beginning from a hellish present in the backdrop of his village Ghens, in Odisha, India.
 

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Researcher and Assistant Director

Marathoner Vishwanathan Jayaraman ruminates on the Gandhian values that led him to give up material but shallow pleasures in life to focus on the most meditative of all activities: running.
 

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Researcher and Assistant Director

Profiles on the people who were with Gandhi on the day of his assassination - still alive and with vivid memories of that fateful day and of the man himself.

 

QUARANTINE FILMS

Homemade short films in the midst of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Made with available resources at hand.

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VENICE

SHORTS

2020

SEMI-FINALIST 

Nahal: From the Hives of Oman

PORTLAND

FILM

FESTIVAL

2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Nahal: From the Hives of Oman

GOA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

2020

BERLIN

FLASH FILM

FESTIVAL

2020

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Nahal: From the Hives of Oman

HONORABLE MENTION

Trippin' Down Memory Lane

GOA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

2022

CINEASIAN

FILMS

2022

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Sora: A Language Fights to Live

OFFICIALLY CURATED

Sora: A Language Fights to Live