ORANGE KITE PRODUCTIONS IS AN INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED INTERNATIONAL FILM COMPANY WITH THE GOAL OF PROMOTING THE FOCUSED VOICE BE IT LARGE OR SMALL, RURAL OR URBAN, IN A TIMELESS WORLD.
Orange Kite Productions headed by Atin Mehra and Mae Thornton Mehra is a multimedia production company whose work is primarily based in the United States and South Asia.
We pride ourselves on our succinct and effective communication carrying out production from concept to finish. While at work in pre-production, production and post-production we aim to promote the focused voice be it large or small, rural or urban in a timeless world.
Our team at Orange Kite Productions specializes in bridging the language and cultural differences between foreign production teams and communities, organizations and bureaucracy in South Asia. Whether it be gaining access to off-limits permits for shooting or transcribing and translating dialects of one of the myriad South Asian languages, Orange Kite Productions provides top-of-the-line services to crews shooting in South Asia.
In the other direction we also arrange crews, locations, and all aspects of production for South Asians wishing to shoot in the United States.
Orange Kite Productions' current venture, Her Song, is a documentary film which tells the story of a young girl, Bulbul, of the Banchhara Tribe of Madhya Pradesh, India. The documentary seeks to expose the sources of power that drive the caste-based sexual exploitation of the Banchara community.
Founded in 2007 in New York City, and geared towards film production, Orange Kite Productions has spread its limbs to produce work in films, documentaries, music videos, televeision ads and shows, corporate videos, documentary photography, and animation work for entities around the globe.
Effective teams at Orange Kite Productions provide clients with high quality moving and still images in various formats. We have coordinated and worked on projects for the following: various independent artists and filmmakers, Television Nacional de Chile (TVN), Sony, Infosys, MTV, Global Soul Entertainment-NYC, Essential Image-New Zealand, Namarupa, Jasz Couture, I.M. Pulis-Germany, Riva Designs, JSDC, LLC, and Infinite Wings Media.
ATIN MEHRA was born and raised in Varanasi, India and spent 10 years living and working in New York City. Atin currently resides with his family in Los Angeles, CA. In his early career Atin exhibited his photography in ABC Art Gallery in Varanasi. His images have been published in various books and magazines. Beginning in 2002 he collaborated with French filmmakers to produce and shoot his first work in documentary film, Mitti ke Jivan (The Cycle of Clay). Upon moving to the United States, Atin studied film-making at the New York Film Academy and gained experience shooting in both film and digital formats.
Mae Thornton Mehra is an oral historian and filmmaker who earned her MA in Islamic Studies at Columbia University in New York City in 2008. As a FLAS Scholar Mehra documented the life and poetry of Nazir Banarsi through her original translations and oral history interviews recorded within Nazir’s weaving community of Varanasi, India. Mae went on to pursue advanced level Hindi/Urdu as an American Institute of Indian Studies language fellow in Lucknow, India 2009-2010 where she continued to document the lives of ordinary people through oral history recordings.
Her current research interests include the nexus of Ayurveda and women’s health. While working at the New York Asian Women’s Center in NYC Mehra provided support to South Asian survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Mehra spends her time between her home in Los Angeles, CA and her home in Varanasi, India as the proud mother of her almost five-year-old daughter.