Neil "Shankar" Sudhakaran


Media Buying & Strategy / Video Creative

Proven Results. 

Neil started his career working at iHeartMedia for 10 years, where he polished his skills in media buying & strategy and producing creative, which include directing, filming, and editing. Neil left iHeartMedia and went to a local Patio Cover company, BrightCovers. Within 3 years of joining BrightCovers, Neil led their marketing efforts and BrightCovers expanded from 2 markets to 16, and increased revenue 900%. Neil loves utilizing his skillsets to give back, creating promotional videos for several area non-profits including convergence-continuum and The Akron Civic Theatre. Neil is the founder of The Akron Independent Horror Short Film Festival. 

In 2023 Neil left the corporate world to focus on non-profit and giving back, he currently and proudly serves as a development consultant for The Akron Civic Theatre, charged with building community relationship in Akron, Ohio. 


The Akron Independent Horror Short Film Festival

after the blast by zoe kazan promo for con-con