Our Story

Kumar Pictures is a design-driven production company. Our directors and artists use animation, visual effects and live action to collaborate with clients, from concept to delivery.

James Siler

Creative Director / Owner

James Siler is a Director/Editor working at the intersection of art and business. Developing and producing new media for marketing, he explores processes of visualizing brands through video/motion graphics. His work ranges from corporate marketing/film/tv to online works and training videos. Selected exhibitions and screenings include DGA theater in New York City (Directors Guild of America), Harn Museum (University of Florida), CENFLO Film Festival (Orlando), and more.

Brian Ratigan

Director of Animation / Graphics

An animator and designer armed with a passion for film and visual arts, Brian Ratigan is fluent in the languages of Aphex Twin and Luis Buñuel. Brian is Kumar Pictures’ graphics specialist, a co-founder of ATL production company Sugartooth, and the installation artist for the hip hop collective LOBOTOMIX. When creating motion graphics he can be seen providing live 16mm visuals for the avant-garde music of KOAS.

Billy Ward

Writer / Director

Billy Ward is a Director and Writer native to Jacksonville, FL. He’s known throughout the Jacksonville film community for creating unique and engaging production from film to commercials. He has earned a Bachelor’s in English/Drama and History from the University of North Florida and is enthusiastic about Jacksonville’s potential to blossom into a film Mecca.




Alex Davidowski

Pilot/Aerial Photography

Alex Davidowski has worked with Kumar Pictures for over ten years. He is a licensed and certified Pilot, and a specialist at Aerial Photography. He has worked extensively with Kumar Pictures on a variety of projects including feature films, corporate videos, commercials and TV segments. Aerial content may be seen on TLC, A&E, and the Travel Channel. Alex is very up to date with federal regulatory flight standards and guidelines. Some show titles include: Pinks ALL Out, Breaking Amish, and Escaping Alaska.