Ankit Poudel is a Nepali filmmaker based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His film Gya, where he collaborated as a cinematographer, won Best Cinematography at the 2018 Indie Cyprus International Short Film Festival. He was awarded the 2017 Infinite Scholarship by Infinite Studios, Singapore. He has worked as a cinematographer on more than 20 different films. He is pursuing an MFA in film at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Song of Clouds is his debut film.