Kannan Vijayakumar, 25, is currently a freelance writer and director in Anchor Point Pictures. He developed his interest in film making at the age of 15 and capitalized each and every opportunity to excel in the field. Kannan made his writing debut when he was 18, through ‘Vizhigal Sr4’ that won the Best Docu- Drama at Pradhana Vizha 2012.  He further manifested his skills and graduated as a course topper in Diploma in Moving Images at Temasek Polytechnic

His collaboration with local music composer, Shabir through‘Maybe’ music video, instantly became a hit among worldwide audiences. With that breakthrough, he has been writing and directing commercials, music videos, TV dramas and shows for local and international television channels. He has also organized 2 editions of Thirai: Singapore Tamil Short Film Festival in 2014 and 2016. Kannan is currently a final year student at Nanyang Technological University, pursuing Bachelor of Communication Studies. He was also awarded the IMDA Film Scholarship under the Media Education Scheme in 2015.

Partial Filmography


Living In Chains (Documentary) - Co-Editor / Director of Photography


- Choice (Documentary) - Director/ Editor / Director of Photography
- 'KAATRILE' by Suthasini (Music Video) - Concept Artiste & Producer/Director
Reel Network (Infotainment, 52 episodes) - Writer & Creative Producer
Janani D/O Madhavan Season 2 (Children Drama Series, 13 episodes) - Writer & Creative Producer 


- 'Jeevi' (Short Film) - Writer/Director
- PAVE Elder Abuse Ad (Awareness Interstitial) - Director/Writer
'COME DANCE WITH ME' by Suthasini (Music Video) - Concept Artiste & Director


Reel Mannan (Infotainment, 26 episodes) - Writer & Creative Producer
Don't Disguise Death (Commercial) - Director/Camera Operator/Editor
Kshatriyan (Drama Series, 46 episodes) - Writer/Creative Producer
Indian Jewellers Commercial (Commercial, India) - Director
'ORU MURAI' by Suthasini (Music Video) 
Concept Artiste & Director


Janani D/O Madhavan (Children Drama Series, 12 episodes) - Writer/Director
Singai Thamizhan (Music Video) - Director/Writer/Producer
Kadhal Ingae Vanthachu (Short Film) - Director/Writer/Producer/Actor
'MAYBE' by Shabir (Music Video) - Concept Artiste & Director


Edhugai 2013 (Music Video) - Director/Camera Operator
SINDA Sail the Ocean (Music Video) - Director/Camera Operator


Edhugai 2012 (Music Video) - Director/Camera Operator
A.Maatram (Short Film) - Director/Producer/Writer
- 48 (Mockumentary Short Film)Director/Writer/Actor


Vizhigal Sr 4 (TV Docu-Drama, 5 episodes) - Writer/Assistant Director

Credentials & Accolades

2016: Director at 2nd THIRAI: Singapore Tamil Short Film Festival 2016

2016: Programmer for Perspectives Film Festival 2016

2015: Best Health Commercial 2015 (WKW) - Ministry of Health 2015

2015:  IMDA Film Scholarship 2015 - Media Education Scheme (MES) 

2014: Director at THIRAI: Singapore Tamil Short Film Festival 2014

2014:  Member of Judging Panel (Short Film) - Victoria School Tamil Language All Arts 2014

2012:  SINDA Excellence Award 2012

2012:  Online Cinema Talkies (India) - Best Short Film, Story, Editing - A.Maatram (2012)

2012:  Diploma in Moving Images with Merit – Temasek Polytechnic; Silver Medalist

2011: Pradhana Vizha 2011 - Best Docu Drama - Vizhigal Sr 4 (credited role, writer)

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