Chithra Jeyaram


Film Projects

Public bio

Chithra is a filmmaker with an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas in Austin. She crafts audiovisual stories in various platforms in order to break societal barriers, build bridges and change attitudes. Her short film Mijo was aired on KLRU TV, PBS and in more than 50 film festivals around the world. Her feature documentary, Foreign Puzzle, was part of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundations "On Screen In Person Tour." She is in production for an interactive documentary project titled - 1001 Breast Cancer Nights and an untitled adoption documentary. She is the recipient of the Creative Arts Fellowship and BAVC National Media Maker Fellowship for 1001 Breast Cancer Nights. While she still finds real people far more interesting, all the fake news and 45 drove her out of Washington D.C. She lives in New York now and hopes to make fantastical fiction films about our lived experiences.