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Adi Shankar
Film producer

Adi Shankar

Adi Shankar
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Film producer
Is Film producer Actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 8 January 1985, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Age 37 years
Adi Shankar
The details (from wikipedia)


Adi Shankar (born Aditya Shankar; January 8, 1985) is an American film producer, film director, YouTube personality, and occasional actor, who is best known for being the youngest producer to have a number one film at the North American box office with The Grey. He is also known for his "Bootleg Universe" fanfilms which includes The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, and Power/Rangers.
In 2014 Shankar ranked number 20 on GQ magazine's list of “Most Influential Global Indian Men." He and Spencer Silna run the production company 1984 Private Defense Contractors.

Early life

Shankar studied communications, business, and theater at Northwestern University and graduated in June 2007.


Feature films

Year Title Rating Genre Notes
2010 Main Street R Drama Executive producer
2011 Machine Gun Preacher R Action Drama Executive producer
2011 The Grey R Action Drama Executive producer
2012 Dredd R Action Crime Executive producer
2012 Killing Them Softly R Crime Drama Executive producer
2012 Gangs of Wasseypur R Crime Drama Executive producer
2013 Broken City R Crime Drama Executive producer
2013 Lone Survivor R Action Drama Executive producer
2014 The Voices R Crime Comedy Producer, role: John
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones R Crime Drama Executive Producer
2017 Bodied Comedy Drama Producer

Television series

Year Title Rating Genre Notes
TBA Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets Action Drama Executive producer, Director, and Story Writer

"Bootleg Universe" one-shot films

Year Title Length Genre Notes
2012 The Punisher: Dirty Laundry 9 min 50 seconds Action Crime Thomas Jane reprises his role as Marvel anti-hero Frank Castle aka the Punisher from the 2004 film.
2013 Venom: Truth in Journalism 17 min 8 seconds Crime Comedy In a black and white homage to cult Belgian black comedy Man Bites Dog and set in the late 1980s, Ryan Kwanten stars as Spider-Man's nemesis Eddie Brock / Venom.
2014 Judge Dredd: Superfiend 26 min 32 seconds Animation Action Comedy A re-interpretation of Judge Dredd in the form of a violent Saturday morning cartoon. Does not take place in the continuity of the Shankar produced 2012 Judge Dredd film Dredd.
2015 Power/Rangers 11 min 45 seconds Action Sci-Fi A dark reimagining of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers that explores a timeline where the Rangers lost, starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff.
2015 James Bond: In Service of Nothing 10 min 55 seconds Animation Spy Action An animated short film, where after 30 years in the agency, James Bond is no longer required for his services leading to his retirement as he tries adjust himself to a new life in the present.

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