AJAI VISHWANATH: DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR
Ajai Vishwanath is a filmmaker and visual artist from Sydney, Australia, currently based in New York City. His documentary short, Jaz, is currently nominated for the Jury Award at the 2023 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, and was selected for the Academy-Award qualifying 2022 AmDocs Film Festival. In 2021, he produced the short film Exposed, which premiered at the Palm Springs International Shortfest. His debut solo exhibition, Adoxography, opened at Google San Francisco in 2017, and his films and paintings have been shown across Australia and the United States.
Ajai is pursuing an MFA in Filmmaking at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he is a Robert Jahn scholar and a Maurice Kanbar scholar. Prior to NYU, Ajai completed his BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a concentration in Globalization and a minor in Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.
You can learn more about Ajai at ajaivishwanath.com.
JACOB SNIDER: COMPOSER
Jacob Snider is a composer, singer-songwriter and producer who was named Best New Artist by NPR / WXPN. His work has been featured on the BBC and KCRW to critical acclaim, he has performed at SXSW, and shared stages with Big Thief and The Roots. He recently co-wrote "Paranoïaque Transcendantal" with Olivia Ruiz, whose Miss Météores charted at No. 1 throughout Europe. On screen, Jacob composed the theme and music for ROUGH DRAFT WITH REZA ASLAN, which premiered on Topic in 2020. Upcoming collaborations include an album with Jim "Kirby" Fairchild of Modest Mouse, under the moniker Small Isles (Dangerbird Records, 2021).
Jacob is a graduate of Columbia University for Composition (BA), and New York University for Screen Scoring (MM). He is represented by Heavy Hitters Music, and Expressive Artists in Los Angeles. You can learn more about him at jacobsnider.com
THE REST OF THE JAZ TEAM
Music by: Jacob Snider
Post-Production Sound by: Chris Stangroom, M.P.S.E.
Associate Producers: Eva Summer, Megha Garg
Producers: Anna Sakellariadis, Ajai Vishwanath
Cinematography and Editing by: Ajai Vishwanath
Directed by: Ajai Vishwanath