Akhada

  • Documentary
  • 9min
  • Documentary Short
  • World Premiere
  • 2019

In the Indian countryside, children wrestle in the soil, dreaming of joining the Akhada. Those who are accepted must leave friends and family behind. Upon entering the Akhada, they enter a brotherhood - one that transcends cultural and religious differences and draws energy from the conditioning of their bodies and minds.

Sam Nixon and Michael Casker have been close collaborators for the last ten years, and are both based in New York. Sam, originally from New Zealand, has spent the last twelve years working as a photographer and filmmaker. Michael is a director and DP who hails from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Director

Sam Nixon

Director

Michael Casker

Executive Producer

Sam Nixon

Executive Producer

Michael Casker

Producer

Michael Casker

Producer

Sam Nixon

Writer

Sam Nixon

Director of Photography

Michael Casker

Director of Photography

Sam Nixon

Editor

Sam Nixon

Sound Designer

Peter Ash

Music

Peter Ash

Production Designer

Michael Casker

Production Designer

Sam Nixon