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.
Maya Lewis, Assistant to the Director
Originally from Prince George's 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 contributor 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 marginalized communities. Outside of her assistantship duties at Aubin, Maya is working on a digital newsletter for creatives and writers of color to share their work and stay up to date on literary news.
Arielle Knight, Associate Producer and Special Projects
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.