For information on video production services and available equipment (4K/HD options included), please send a message below.
I am a Telugu American Oakland-based documentary filmmaker and storyteller with a passion for amplifying social justice issues by focusing on personal stories about people and communities. I am an active member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Collective of Documentary Women Cinematographers, and Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc), where I work behind the scenes.
My short documentary, Escaping Agra, has won multiple awards and has screened in festivals across the world, and my work has been supported by Re-Present Media and the Filmmaker Fund. I studied creative writing at UC Santa Cruz, and documentary production under the guidance of Orlando Bagwell at the Berkeley J-School.
I have extensive experience in media and communications:
- Documentary directing, producing, filming and editing
- Doula support and birth videography
- Youth media, mentorship and ed tech web development
- Media production training for youth and non-profits
- News reporting and copywriting
- Strategic planning and research for ad agencies
Through Chandi Films, I bring media production services and equipment rentals to businesses, non-profits, media outlets, and fellow filmmakers in the SF Bay Area and beyond.
COVID-19 caveat: Currently I am not taking indoor cinematography work for new clients.