Rajendra Thakurathi

Director Writer


Los Angeles / United States


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Writer, director who likes to create things with creativity, heart and humor. Maker of creative and memorable commercials, music videos and films.


I start with a super creative idea, then try to personalize it. This adds value and meaning to the things I create. I believe that the right collaboration can make mediocre ideas great, but a wrong collaboration can screw up even a great idea. I don’t get bothered by failures and like to focus in the process of creating things.

Industry Experience

Broadcasting Entertainment Movies & Film Music Television

Work Experience

Production Assistant

Mythical Entertainment

Nov 2018 - Mar 2020 • over 1 year

Burbank / United States

Production Assistant on Good Mythical Morning


Pixar Animation Studios

Jul 2017 - Oct 2017 • 3 months

Emeryville / United States

Interned on Onward, Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4, among others

Director / Writer

Dog-Eared Pictures

Jul 2016 - Present • almost 5 years

Los Angeles / United States

writer, director of commercials, music videos, short films

Freelance Filmmaker

BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

Jun 2016 - Present • almost 5 years

Los Angeles / United States

Freelance filmmaker


Masters of Fine Arts

University of Southern California

Jan 2013 - May 2016 • over 3 years

Los Angeles / United States

USC School of Cinematic Arts
The Order of Areté, USC - 2016
Frank Sinatra Film Fellow, USC – 2015/2016
Jack Oakey Award for Comedy, USC – 2014/2015
Dana & Albert Broccoli Foundation Award, USC – 2013/2014

Bachelors of Arts

Loras College

Jan 2008 - May 2012 • over 4 years

Dubuque / United States

Editor of college newspaper
Television Producer


English Hindi Nepali


Animation Astronomy Backpacking Comedy Creative writing Digital arts Fishing Gardening Graphic design Listening to podcasts


Remote working

Office working

Relocate for work

Travel for work


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Rajendra Thakurathi

Director Writer

My Claire

Short Film about loss and grief.

Bookmark Work
Short Film
- Amazon's All Voices Film Festival 2019; - Subject of an Oxford University journal article on gerontology - 2020, Author: Rick J. Scheidt, Ph.D. - Drama International Short Film Festival 2016; - Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival 2016; - Masters Award in Student Film, Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2016; - Berkeley Video & Film Festival 2016; - Toronto Nepali Film Festival 2017, - Nepal-America International Film Festival 2017
Film / Video


Production Company: University Of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States

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