Sivani yaddanapudi

Sivani Yaddanapudi was born in India, moved to New Zealand and now lives on Darug land. She is a passionate filmmaker who believes filmmaking is an important tool you can use to create narratives that matter. An emerging documentary filmmaker, she wants to depict unconventional views to the audience and disrupt the norms and values is as she further develops her upcoming projects.

She came on board to FUNPARK as an assistant facilitator teaching youth about storytelling. She directed and produced a documentary about the history of FUNPARK and now is the creative producer of FUNPARK for 2021.
Through university, she was one of ten students who were chosen to travel to Vanuatu through the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program to make documentary on sustainable development. She was the cinematographer and editor for the documentary, Helti Fuja. Whilst increasing her knowledge on Indo-Pacific regions her passion for documentary and storytelling was born.

After acquiring her degree in Screen Media (Arts and Production) from Western Sydney University, Sivani is now upskilling her creative career by pursuing a Masters of Media Practice and Industry at University of Technology Sydney in 2022.

She proactively takes on projects that provide creative outlets that bring access, community engagement and celebration of the people. Sivani is committed to providing projects and programs that engage and embrace community and she aspires to advocate for womxn of colour to fulfill their potential.



Journey to Social Housing

Prone to the Drone