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I am Pallavi (she/her/hers), a Telugu American documentary filmmaker and visual storyteller residing on Ohlone land (Oakland, CA). My priority is to create portraits that center BIPOC voices in the hope that we feel fully seen in the complexities of our identities and journeys, and that meaningful impact can result.​
Through Chandi Films, I create documentaries both self-directed and by commission. I am first and foremost a Director DP, with additional experience in producing and editing. For my fellow filmmakers I offer cinematography, production support, and local equipment rentals (4K/HD packages available). And I can often be found building community with other filmmakers. Feel free to connect about potential collaborations.

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