About The Filmmakers

Aby Rao, Director

Aby Rao is a filmmaker based in Durham, North Carolina. After earning a Masters degree in Television Management from Drexel University, he produced several mini-documentaries for Philadelphia’s WYBE public television. He is the recipient of the 2016 Filmed in NC grant. Aby’s short films ‘Dechen,’ ‘Singhing Bee’ and ‘The Seat’ were screened at various international film festivals. His work can also be found on the Shorts TV satellite channel.

Preeti Vidwans, Producer

Preeti’s entry into the film world began in 2011 when she assisted on production for the short film ‘Singhing Bee.’ As a practicing clinical psychologist, she is passionate about issues related to cross-cultural communication, social justice, immigration and global relationships as a whole. She is also the daughter and spouse of immigrants to the United States and has been privy to the joys and challenges this can bring to a family. Furthermore, she believes that films can be a fantastic medium to encourage discourse and thought about relevant topics, but to do so in an engaging and fun manner.