Filmmakers

  • Richard Breyer
  • Richard Breyer's films include the following:

    Freedom's Call

    About two African America journalists who covered the Civil Rights Movement; North of 49 - about a Sikh community in Upstate New York that was vandalized a month after 9/11

    Kasthuri

    About the trials and tribulations of an Indian movie star

    Esta Esperanza

    About post-civil war El Salvador

    Dancing on Mother Earth

    About native American singer Joanne Shenandoah,

    A Toast to Sweet Old Age

    About the long-living in the Republic of Georgia

    Faces in a Famine

    about the Ethiopian Famine

    3-D Piano

    A six part educational series on the classical piano

    He has written essays and articles for NPR, Hemisphere, Marsala, Alimentum, Global Perspectives, and The World and I. Many of these essays are about his experiences in India.

    In addition to his documentaries, Breyer produces educational programming. His most recent, 3-D Piano, is an award winning series about the classical piano. Another, The Decision, is about responsible behavior in middle school.

    Breyer has been a Fulbright scholar to India twice. He is co-director of Syracuse University┬╣s Documentary Film and History Department and is a professor at the Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.

  • Anand Kamalakar
  • Anand Kamalakar is a Brooklyn based film director, producer and editor. The Gowanus Canal (Winner, Best Film, Brooklyn Film Festival), Chief Engineer Conrad, Citizen Sharma and Building Bridges are some of the films he has directed.

    Heart of Stone a film he recently produced and edited won over ten awards including Best Film at Slamdance Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival and Cinequest Film Festival. It also won an award for Best Editing at the Santa Fe Film Festival. Anand has worked as an editor for Primetime (ABC), Dateline (NBC) and 20/20 (ABC) and was the editor of the 2004 Emmy nominated ABC special on the Iraq war titled Brothers in Arms. Anand was also a creative consultant on the academy award-winning documentary Born Into Brothels.

    Anand is the co-founder of the Brooklyn based arts company, Trilok Fusion Arts , Inc. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University and School of Visual Arts, New York. He has also been a guest faculty at the Tisch Film School, New York University and Parsons School of Design, The New School University. Apart from making films and listening to the Blues, Anand writes a blog on the state of the world we live in.