padmini devi narumanchi

Padmini is a writer, filmmaker and teacher.  She earned her BA in Film Theory from UC Berkeley and MFA in Film & Television Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She was a NYC Teaching Fellow, and earned her MSEd. in Urban Adolescence Education. 

Padmini has taught film in high schools and award-winning afterschool programs.  She is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching video production, post-production and screenwriting.

She has 1st Assistant Directed and co-Produced 3 award-winning independent narrative features:  Hank & Asha, Dark Mountain and Plato's Reality Machine.

Padmini's short script, Siddhi, was shortlisted for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Her tv pilot script, Sisters, was shortlisted through the PGA-East for the Indigenous Media "Made by Women" Incubator.

Padmini  is a member of the Producers Guild of America-East (Women’s Impact Network, Diversity Committee & PGA Green) and co-Chair of the USC Women of Cinematic Arts East (WCA-East) alumni group. 

She lives in Brooklyn with her puppy, Gia.