Raj Amit Kumar is the founder of Dark Frames, a boutique film development and production company that focuses on developing scripts, film presentation packages and feature films.

His first feature length fiction titled Unfreedom was banned by Indian government in 2015. The film was released in North America on May 29, 2015.

Unfreedom is set in New York and Delhi and deals with issues of identity and violence. It has been shot by National Award Winner Hari Nair. Academy Award winner Resul Pookutty has done the Sound Design. The film stars BAFTA Nominee Victor Banerjee, Bhanu Uday, Bhavani Lee, Adil Hussain, Ankur Vikal, Alyy Khan, Danae Nason and Andrew Platner.

The script won first prize in the 2009 Faculty Screenwriting Competition at University Film and Video Association.

Raj Amit Kumar finished his Ph.D. coursework in Cinema and Media studies at Southern Illinois University (SIUC) in 2009. That same year, his talent, diligence and intellect earned him the National Scholarship of India for Academic Excellence and the Faculty Screenwriting Award at University of film and Video Association (UFVA).



  • Film Direction
  • Screenwriting
  • Narrative and Style in Cinema
  • Critical Theory
  • Film Theory and Analysis
  • Film History
  • Indian Cinema

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UNFREEDOM is an urgent contemporary thriller about a society torn apart by political, religious, and sexual turmoil. Shifting between New York and New Delhi,....


An edge-of-the-seat crime suspense thriller that follows three characters just days before a mass shooting in a shopping mall. Who does it and why? It is a journey into the broken mind of a mass shooter.