Abhi Singh

filmmaker/video producer

Many of 18-year-old Miko Fogarty’s friends in Orinda, CA will be entering college in the fall. But not Miko. She is on her way to the United Kingdom to pursue a career as a professional ballerina for the prestigious Birmingham Royal Ballet. It’s the latest leg in an artistic journey that began 13 years ago when as a kindergartner she fell in love with classical dance, and, after years of study with prominent Bay Area ballet teachers, enrolled at the San Francisco Ballet school. 

Mission Critical: Keeping Carnaval a Neighborhood Thing

As The Mission gentrifies, locals hang on with passion to a riotous annual celebration of Latino music and dance.

Bay Area Hip Hop: The Next Generation

If you are all about Bay Area Hip Hop and you want to see what's coming next on the dance front, take a look at Alex Flores and Marthy Galimba (dance names: Prince Ali and Marthy McFly).  Or maybe you just want to see some amazingly athletic dance moves. Either way, you won't go wrong with these guys. 

Will SF's Sexy Circus Be Priced Out of Town?

If you've ever thought about running away to join the circus, if only for one special night, you might consider San Francisco's Vau de Vire Society.

Chinese-Born Artist Ma Li Makes Treasure from Trash

Crafted from recycled materials, Ma Li's dream-like sculptures celebrate individual freedom, imagination and play.  

Watch a Thousand Rosie the Riveters Set a World Record in Richmond

From 1940 to 1944, 8 million women entered the work force.  Their mission: to produce the munitions, ships, planes and other support required to defeat the Japanese and Germans in WWII.  Their emblem was a determined-looking lady in blue overalls flexing her right bicep.  She wore red knee socks, work boots, and a red bandana with white polka dots. They called her Rosie the Riveter, and she helped change the world. 

Michael Tilson Thomas and Yuja Wang: Sublime Connection

 

When Michael Tilson Thomas, music director of the San Francisco Symphony, works with precocious young musicians, they generally show up with an entourage of parents, teachers, coaches and publicists. But not Yuja Wang. "What was so different about her, she simply appeared," the conductor says of the first time he met and started working with the world renowned pianist, who was then just 17. She said, "Hi. I'm here! What do we do?"

SF Photographer Reveals Story Behind his Iconic Selma Photos

While major newspapers and magazines nationwide sent professional staff to document the historic Selma to Montgomery march in 1965, some of the most iconic images of the march were taken by an aspiring young college photographer. 

Uprooted: Artists Respond to San Francisco's Black Exodus

Artists in the 3.9 Collective are responding to San Francisco’s dramatic loss of African American citizens with work that both reminds us of the city’s vibrantly diverse past and expresses resistance to present trends

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM

Lamp of the Covenant: Dave Lane

Go inside the creation of The Contemporary Jewish Museum's (The CJM) first commissioned piece of art by Sacramento- based artist Dave Lane.  The massive sculpture, entitled "Lamp of the Covenant," is a 90 foot long, six ton work suspended high over the heads of visitors.  Attached to an enormous oval of steel are antique objectsL world globes, light bulbs, tools such as nineteenth century apple peelers and blow torches, and various other objects that suggest the unfolding marvels of the cosmos. reminds us of the city’s vibrantly diverse past and expresses resistance to present trends.

THE TELEGRAPH (TRAVEL)

Lyft: San Francisco's colorful and controversial taxi firm

Lyft's pink mustached  cars and themed drivers are making their mark on San Francisco's streets while annoying traditional taxi firms. 

PRINTEER (KICKSTARTER)

Printeer - A 3D Printer for kids and schools

A delightful 3D printing experience for children and K-12 education. 

STANFORD DOCUMENTARY FILM MFA PROGRAM

Bhiwani Junction

Bhiwani Junction follows Himanshu Nain, a 12 -year-old aspiring boxer who trains at the well-regarded Bhiwani Boxing Club.  Intelligent and soft-spoken, Himanshu is a skilled athlete who is extraordinarily dedicated to this training. He dreams of winning an Olympic medal or at least landing a stable job through the sport. 

Film Festivals:

  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014
  • Sebastapol Film Festival 2014
  • Oakland International Film Festival 2014
  • Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2014
  • Independent Film Festival Boston 2014
  • Sehsuchte International Film Festival 2014
  • FIPA - Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Biarritz, France 2014
  • SF Shorts 2014
  • 3rdi South Asian Film Festival 2013

Out of the Gate

Experience a day at the track from the perspective of a jockey, the caller of the race and the audience. 

Film Festivals:

  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2013
  • Sebastapol Film Festival 2013
  • Party on the Edge", Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2012

Americanized

A Sikh teenager navigates between American High School and the world of the Sikh community in Fremont, California. 

Film Festivals:

  • Sheffield Documentary Film Festival 2013
  • Vermont International Film Festival 2013
  • Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema 2013
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2013
  • 3rdi San Francisco South Asian Film Festival 2013