Luminar Team

Mr.M. Padmakumar

Associate Faculty

Film director M. Padmakumar is a film director in Malayalam cinema. He has worked as assistant director to a number of leading directors and later became an independent director. He is known for the f

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Mr.Arun Gopi

Associate Faculty

Film Director Arun Gopy is an esteemed Indian film director, renowned particularly for his contributions to the Malayalam cinema. He garnered acclaim with his maiden directorial effort, “Ramalee

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Mr.Midhun Manuel

Associate Faculty

Director and Screenwriter Midhun Manuel Thomas is a Director and Screenwriter. He is the Scriptwriter of the 2014 hit Ohm Shanthi Oshana. He directed the movie Aadu in 2015. Midhun’s other movies ar

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Mr. Zian Sreekanth

Associate Faculty

Film Editor Zian Sreekanth is an Indian Film Editor, who worked primarily in the Tamil Film Industry. He has been a part of Mollywood since 2013 and has been recognized throughout for his fine work as

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Mr.Sunil Ibrahim

Associate Faculty

Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter Sunil Ibrahim is a Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter, and Ad-film maker. He has written and directed movies like ‘Chapters, Arikil Oral and Y’. He is the

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Mr.Jithu Damodar

Associate Faculty

Cinematographer Jithu Damodar is a popular cinematographer from the Malayalam cinema. He started his career in the 2012 Malayalam political thriller film, Veendum Kannur, starring Anoop Menon in th

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Mr.Abhilash Pillai

Associate Faculty

Screenwriter Abhilash Pillai is a highly regarded Indian screenwriter originating from Kerala, celebrated for his remarkable achievements in both Malayalam and Tamil film industries. His recent Tamil

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Mr.Jinu.V.Abraham

Associate Faculty

Scriptwriter and Director Jinu V Abraham is a Scriptwriter and Director. He made his debut with ‘Masters’ as Screenplay writer in 2012. He scripted and directed London Bridge in 2014. The 2017 hit

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Mr.Babu Janardhanan

Associate Faculty

Film Director Babu Janardhanan is a film Director, who has worked predominantly in Malayalam movie industry. He has worked in popular movies like Kallante Katha, Samuelinte Makkal . Babu Janardhanan&

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Mr.Manjulan

Associate Faculty

Actor Manjulan K V, an international trainer, actor, designer, writer, director in film and theatres with 30 years of experience . he graduated in school of drama with 1st rank He had played the lead

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Mr.Sethu

Associate Faculty

Screenplay Writer and Director Sethu is a versatile luminary acknowledged for his significant role in the Indian film industry as both a Screenplay Writer and Director. His notable credits encompass &

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Mr.Jubin A.B

Associate Faculty

Sound Designer Jubin is a multifaceted sound designer recognized for his outstanding contributions to the Indian film industry. His expertise has been instrumental in enhancing the success of several

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Mr.Vinod Sivaram

Associate Faculty

Audio Mixing Engineer Vinod Sivaram is a distinguished Indian Audio Mixing Engineer acclaimed for his outstanding contributions to the Malayalam film industry. His expertise is evident in prominent ci

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Mr.Arun Varma

Associate Faculty

Sound Engineer Arun varma is a sound engineer With over 15 years of expertise in sound editing and production sound mixing, He has a strong background in English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil language

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Mr.Vishnu Sasishankar

Associate Faculty

Film Director Vishnu Sasishankar is a distinguished Indian film director, recognized predominantly for his contributions to the Malayalam film industry, including notable projects like “Malikapp

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Mr. Gijo P Mathews

Managing Director

Chairman and Managing Director of Luminar Group of Institutions, comprising Luminar Film Academy, Luminar Institute of Management Studies, IMMRI Business School, Global Academy of Quality Control and

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Mr. Dinesh Neelakandan

Director- Operator and Business

Director- Operations & Business Dinesh Neelakandan is a storyteller, scriptwriter, director, and line producer within the South Indian film industry, boasting over two decades of comprehensive exp

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Dr. Shemin Balachandran Nair

Core Team

Academic Director Lead Faculty- Cinematography Dr Shemin Balachandran Nair, is a film maker, cinematographer, and an academician who has a practice-led PhD in Film Practice from the University of Cent

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Mr. Rithwik Baiju

Resident Faculties

Department of Direction Ritwik Baiju is a film maker, who has specialized in visual communication .He has directed a number of Malayalam feature films, as well as short films, documentaries, and gover

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Mr. Sumith P.K

Resident Faculty

Department of Editing Sumith is a professional visual editor with more than eight years of expertise in both editing and teaching. He has been an editing faculty at our Luminar Film Academy since 2020

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Dr. Razli Dalan

International Academic Collaborators

Filmmaker Malaysian Based in the UK Dr. Razli Dalan (b. Malaysia) is based in the UK. Over the past few years, he has been trying to balance life, work within the medical profession and learning about

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Mr. Awat Osman Ali

International Academic Collaborators

Filmmaker | Editor Kurdish Based in the UK Mr Awat (b. Kurdisthan)is a multifaceted filmmaker and academic b with extensive experience in directing, writing, producing, and editing films. Holding adva

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Mr. Julio Molina Montenegro

International Academic Collaborators

Filmmaker and Educator Central American Based in UK Julio Molina (b.Latin-America) is a filmmaker who resides and teaches in the UK. With a background in documentary and film sound, his interests span

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Mr. Adebayo Olasunkanmi

International Academic Collaborators

Filmmaker | Producer Nigeria Olasunkanmi Adebayo (b.Owo, Nigeria) is an experienced, creative and resourceful Film/TV/stage producer, director, content developer, and head of productions with cross-ge

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Dr. Iakovos Panagopoulos

International Academic Collaborators

Filmmaker | Cinematographer Nigeria Dr. Iakovos Panagopoulos (b.Corfu, Greece) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts, at Ionian University. He is directing-writing fil

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Dr.Mahshad Afshar

International Academic Collaborators

Filmmaker | Academic Iranian Based in the UK Mahshad Afshar (b. Isfahan, Iran) is a filmmaker, visual artist, and researcher living and working in London. Her work mostly draws on the aesthetic of pai

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Mr.Karma Lhatrul Rinpoche

International Academic Collaborators

Filmmaker | Actor Born in 1983, Karma Lhatrul Rinpoche began his path of spiritual enlightenment at the age of three years old. He was taken to a monastery in Northeast IndiaAfter 20 years of Buddhist

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