Private Project


An Indian-American teenager from Silicon Valley navigates his way through the rapidly modernizing and culturally diverse world around him as he relentlessly pursues his dream of being a rapper, despite resistance from his hard-working, immigrant mother.

  • Nikhil Ganesh
  • Nikhil Ganesh
  • Neil Thekdi
  • Koran Streets
    Key Cast
    Licks (2013), Kicks (2016)
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Tagore International Film Festival
    Bolpur, West Bengal
    May 31, 2020
    Asian Premiere
    Outstanding Achievement Award: Short Film
Director Biography - Nikhil Ganesh

Nikhil Ganesh is a screenwriter, director, and musician born and raised in the Bay Area. He attended Case Western Reserve University as well as The Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied economics and music, respectively. Nikhil has written and directed two award winning short films and is currently developing his first feature film as well as his debut album.

Nikhil hopes to use his various artistic practices to tell stories about our current cultural zeitgeist and the most pertinent issues of our time. He is an artist interested in presenting innovative ideas, nuanced perspectives, and disruptive methods of creation, while maintaining a respect and understanding for the foundational pillars of the art-forms themselves.

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