Bedatri D. Choudhury, Office & Projects Manager
Bedatri studied literature and cinema in New Delhi, came to New York City to attend graduate school in Cinema Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, and has been living here ever since. She has worked extensively in the documentary film world, particularly in the areas of funding and film criticism. She loves to write on film and culture, especially from a prism of feminism and post-colonialism. Bedatri's writings have been published in Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Buzzfeed and Bitch Magazine, among others. Her most memorable past projects include organizing India's largest documentary film festival and working on a documentary film seminar. Having worked for publishing houses, an advertising agency, a newspaper, documentary film outfits and a theater company, she doesn't quite see the boundaries between the different means of cultural production and swears by the immense powers of intersectionality.
Ri Lindegren, Outgoing Assistant to the Director
Ri Lindegren is an admin whiz for all Aubin productions, as well as a dance artist and videographer hailing from the the emerald coast of North Florida with a degree in Anthropology & International Studies. In the administrative and videography worlds, Ri has worked for numerous organizations including Aubin Pictures, The Dance Enthusiast, BABEL Acrobatic Dance Theater, Hunter College, Americorps, Gibney Dance Center, The Yard, Urban Bush Women, BODYART Dance Company, Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company, and MADRE, Inc. Ri supports social justice and community building endeavors through collaboration between multimedia, movement, visual, and sound artists via Elind Dance Videography.
Maya Lewis, Incoming Assistant to the Director
Originally from Prince Georges County, Maryland, Maya is a admin and editorial wonder living in Brooklyn. She studied English literature and sociology before receiving her Masters in journalism from CUNY, where she focused on pop culture writing and documentary film. She is a contributer at Everyday Feminism and has written for The Fader, Spin, Blavity and BKLYNER, among others. Maya has worked in publishing, communications, and client management. She has a true love of helping and uplifting others, especially those of marganlized communities. Outside of her assistantship duties at Aubin, Maya is working on a digital newsletter for creatives and writer's of color to share their work and stay up to date on literary news.
Arielle Knight, Associate Producer and Impact Coordinator
Arielle hails from Stone Mountain, GA where she spent much of her youth plotting her escape. Since then she has lived in Spain, France and Argentina and has travelled extensively throughout the world. Arielle studied African American Studies at Wesleyan University and later received an MA in Documentary Filmmaking and Media Studies from the New School. She has worked on short and long form documentaries as a cinematographer, editor and producer in addition to her work with young filmmakers as a teaching artist. Arielle joins the Aubin team to work as Associate Producer and Impact Coordinator for two documentary projects. Arielle is currently writing a memoir performance piece about the perils of dating as a young radical woman of color who just won’t keep her mouth shut. She is a proud resident of Harlem, NY.
Yanett Ramirez, Production Assistant
Yanett Ramirez, born in Lima, Peru, grew up to laugh and learn. She received her Film and Video Production degree from The City College (CUNY) and believes that diversity in media, speaking out against oppression, and petting animal friends can change the world. Yanett hopes to write and direct her own feature films centered around underrepresented groups and identities. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and plants.
Paola Ossa, Production Assistant
Paola Ossa is a sophomore at the Film Institute at Montclair State University with a BFA degree in Filmmaking. Born in Colombia and raised in New Jersey, Paola worked in digital marketing with Sonar Projects and interned at the Communication Arts Science Training (CAST) program in high school. For Paola, the appeal of documentaries is that they connect audiences to a real story, emboldening new perspectives and cultural awareness unlike any other genre. In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, editing films, and creating dope videos for DJs. Paola is currently working on her 3rd short film.