About A New Normal
Runtime: 3 minutes
A New Normal’ is a short film created using Augmented Reality, that subverts the limitations of digital intimacy, to create a story about warmth, hope and family.
Cast: Anshul Kumar Shaivalini Kumar Vijaya Lakshmi
Director: Asavari Kumar
Asavari is a Filmmaker & Visual Artist from New Delhi, India currently based in Los Angeles.
She owns and operates the studio Supernova Design through which she creates commercial and personal projects while collaborating with POC and women artists. Select clients include – Warner Bros., Google, YouTube, Headspace & Disney
Asavari’s award winning films, new media work and graphic narratives have been showcased at numerous festivals and exhibition spaces. Select showings include the Los Angeles Zine Fest, Ottawa International Animation Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival & the American Documentary and Animation Festival. Her projects have also been featured in Adobe Create Magazine, Cartoon Brew, AWN and Animation Reporter Magazine. Drawn to cross cultural narratives, Asavari uses character driven storytelling to parse her evolving cultural and political identity. Through her body of work, she hopes to generate a discourse surrounding ideas of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ and find where her own narratives intersect with those around her. Asavari holds a BFA in Animation Film Design from the National Institute of Design, and an MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts. She is a former artist in residence for Adobe Aero and is currently exploring how Augmented Reality can be a compelling medium for telling personal stories.