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Richa is an NYC-based filmmaker. Films were not a big part of Richa’s childhood growing up in India, but it wasn’t until pursuing a statistics graduate degree in the U.S that she discovered independent and foreign cinema and fell in love with the medium. She wrote & directed the award-winning short film "Taaza Khoon" (Fresh Blood) which is currently enjoying a successful film festival run. She also wrote & directed a one-act Off-Broadway play, “Ferment”, which qualified as a semi-finalist in the 2017 New York New Works Theater festival. Richa is currently working on completing her second short film “The Seal”.

Richa’s scripts have been shortlisted for Oscars-qualifying festivals such as HollyShorts, Nashville Film Festival’s Pitch and programs such as ScreenCraft Film Fund, Shore Scripts Film Fund, and Ocktober Film Festival’s Short Film Calling Card Pitch. As an actor, she has performed in short films and Off-Broadway plays in New York City. Her film writings have appeared on Static Mass Emporium, a UK-based independent film publication.

She has trained with The Barrow Group, Independent Film School and New York Film Academy. She’s a proud member of NYC Women Filmmakers, Ghetto Film School, Filmshop’s Sandbox Directing Lab, FilmmakerHers, NYWIFT, and South Asian Film Collective.

A storyteller at heart, Richa likes to view the world with a sociological lens and tell tales of courage. When not thinking of films, she’s usually exploring unusual spots around NYC with her husband, sharing animal/baby videos with friends and Whatsapping her family across the world.

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