Anoop Santhakumar is a graphic designer from Kerala. Well known as a director through his short films and music albums. Passionate in writing and has published short stories through his blog.
After completing his commerce graduation, he joined Arena animations and had a diploma course in multimedia and animation. After which he specialized in compositing and animation and started working as a graphic designer in visual media and advertising industry. He worked as a motion graphic designer and editor in advertising production studios in India and abroad.
He subsequently progressed to directing and editing short films. Has done more than a dozens of short films and well known with ‘360°’ (2014), ‘Kaanichu tharatto’ (2015) and Sookshmam (2020).
Short Story Writer
Anoop Santhakumar is a short story writer. His first short story ‘Ennu swantham Selin’ has been published in Kerala Kaumudi daily. Later, many were published on online medias, including the popular Manorama online.
Anoop Santhakumar started his first blog named ‘Jeevashaakhi’ in 2010 with all his penning creations. It continued till 2014. After a long break, he launched the waybayme, a short story blog, and put out his writings.
Short film ‘Kanichcu tharatto’ was awarded as the Best short film in ‘Kochi Metro Short film festival (2016)’ organized by Actor Ravindran. ‘Bhool na math’ was selected as one of the best short films in Patriotic short film category, a competition conducted by Door Darshan Kendra, Delhi.
As a designer, he has won the best logo designer award for various logo design contests conducted on competitive basis. His designs were selected for National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) 2019, District Athletic meet 2016, and Beypore International Water Fest and many other events conducted by the Kerala government and other organizations.
Anoop Santhakumar has narrated, directed and edited more than a dozens of short films. ‘360°’ (2014) a war short film and ‘Sookshmam’ (2020) a short movie based on Covid-19 lockdown received wide media coverage and viewer’s response.
- Beypore Fest logo reveal by actor Asif Ali – Kairali News online 31 October 2021
- Beypore Fest logo reveal – Mathrubumi online 31 October 2021
- Onappulari Music Album release – Vanitha online 19 August 2021
- Onappulari Music Album release news – Janayugom Online 13 August 2021
- Sookshmam short film news – Media One 16 May 2020
- National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) 2019 logo reveal – PRD Government of Kerala 21 November 2019
- Rangaprabhath Golden Jubilee logo reveal – Deshabhimani Online 7 October 2019