Disruptive, diverse, & always entertaining


Locked Down
Not Out

LDNO was formed by Sana Soni and Mikail Chowdhury during the COVID-19 pandemic as a means to provide a creative outlet for filmmakers grounded by the outbreak. Over the lockdown period the company has pioneered a new method for small-scale productions, moving the production process online and still delivering high-quality content in a short timespan.


Myth of Control, Becoming America, & The Multi

The Myth of Control

A short-form episodic series about a diverse group of friends locked down during a global pandemic. The Myth of Control was shot 100 percent remotely, with a team of 77 people across 26 citities and eight countries. The series is complete and available for distribution.

Becoming America

A series of short films about life in modern America from the viewpoints of the Transgender, Asian Muslim, and Undocumened Migrant communities – in collaboration with Break the Room Media (East of La Brea)

The Multi

Created with a majority deaf cast and crew on location in location in LA and remotely  – a story of childhood trauma and hope. Written by and starring Natasha Ofili (Netflix’s ‘The Politician; Marvel’s Spider-man: Miles Morales; Amazon’s Undone)

Our Team

Mikail Chowdhury


Mikail Chowdhury is a writer/director and Emmy-nominated producer. His narrative work includes feature film The Party which was selected for the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, had theatrical screenings in LA and New York and is included the British Film Institute catalogue. He produced the award-nominated short film Oak Trees and wrote the short film The Last Day, shot and screened in London. He co-produced A Fabulous Holiday with Paul Wharton & Patti LaBelle, for which he was nominated for an Emmy, and Home for the Holidays with Paul Wharton.

Sana Soni


Sana Soni is an independent film sales and distribution executive in Washington, DC, originally from Budapest and New Delhi. She has an extensive background in film and TV sales from multiple studios and independents in both Los Angeles and London, including Discovery, Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Signature Entertainment, National Geographic, and Walden Media. A UCLA and New York Film Academy graduate, she brings market expertise to features and series in development or those looking for distribution. She’s spoken at the DC Independent Film Festival, judged for the Brooklyn Film Festival, and is in the advisory group for Film Hub Wales.

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