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Mini Bio (1)

While in college studying pre-med to end up in the same medical profession as most of her family, Trisha spent a summer working in a printing press in Fremont, California as a binder that gave her enough time to complete her very first full-length screenplay 'Hola Armando' that was never produced but did the job to drop out of school and pursue her passion instead. With the support of her grandfather, whose own love for music could only realize after he retired from his profession as an ObGyn, Trisha started volunteering and interning for different production companies and learned every aspect of film production from being on set as a runner or production assistant, editor's help, demonstrator of new software and technologies at mall showrooms, until she was hired by a television network as an in-house producer. It was her experimental feature 'Flipped' that taught her a great deal about filmmaking. She was the only crew while her friends and family were cast in different roles. Although she refused to show it to anyone except lead actor San Banarje, the film became equivalent to several years of school for her.

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Children Gablu Banarje

Trivia (31)

Grand niece of BAFTA nominated Karuna Banerjee.
Speaks Spanish, Bengali & English fluently & has written and made films in all three languages.
During her off time, she keeps rewatching 'Dekalog', '400 Blows', 'Pather Panchali' 'La Strada' and 'Wild Strawberries.'.
Her pet Kalia was a gift from her neighborhood slumkids of Calcutta who saved the week-old stray from sheer death when they found him by the roadside. Because of these kids, Kalia went on to live for 17 years.
Fosters and rescues strays and animals from high-kill shelters who are about to be euthanized.
One of her biggest influence is her grandfather Dr. Bimal Roy, an ObGyn and musicologist, whose encyclopedia on Indian classical music are still being used by music lovers and students for research work in Eastern Classical Music.
She likes to keep watching the works of her favorite director Krzysztof Kieslowski everyday.
Her father and uncle ran a small theatre company where she studied Stanislavski under their guidance and direction.
Grandniece of BAFTA nominated actress Karuna Bannerjee.
Best friend of costume designer Subarna Ray Chaudhuri.
Considers Robert Rodriquez to be her guru.
Wrote the screenplay of "Death Diary and a Motel" while living in Argentina.
Supporter of Club Atletico Boca Juniors.
Founded the non-profit "Next Samaritan Project" in 2012 to promote cancer awareness through PSA videos, survivors' stories, diet-nutrition charts and integrative medicine. The foundation also works at donating shoes to barefoot children of Calcutta and also assists in saving dogs abandoned in kill-shelters and streets.
Quit med school to turn her hobby of writing into screenwriting that led her to film production through internship and apprenticeship. That's how she learned editing.
Houston, Texas : filming "Bleep Love" [May 2006]
In Houston for Production of "Inside Out" [May 2011]
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Filming "Reverse" [December 2011]
Calcutta, India filming 'Sugar Baby' [April 2009]
Buenos Aires, Argentina, preproduction of 'Reverse' [July 2011]
Houston, Texas: filming 'The Nowhere Son' [November 2011]
California, filming 'Terracotta' [September 2009]
Texas filming 'Suicide Love' [December 2008]
Calcutta, filming 'Bodhisattva' [October 2009]
Paris, France : filming "Money" [May 2007]
Mexico filming A Federal Case (2008) [November 2007]
India, filming 'The Nowhere Son' [September 2011]
Mom of Gablu Banarje.
The protagonists of her scripts '6 Rounds of Chloe', 'American Grandeur' and 'A Curry on an American Plate' are named Darin after her favorite actor 'Ricardo Darin'.
During film of 'Orphan Train' in mid-November 2016, while standing by a military base with a camera lens in her hand, Trisha found herself being videographed by a stranger who was convinced that she was a brown-skin terrorist of sorts. Two weeks later, Homeland Security and Anti-Terror Task Force tracked the registration of the car to San Banarje and showed up at their production studio for interrogation. They were cleared after the agents met with San and learned about 'Orphan Train' but for the two weeks since they were reported, apparently the picture of Trisha and the car had popped up in every security computer as high-alert suspect.
When she is not filming, she fosters shelter and stray dogs and puppies.

Personal Quotes (3)

It will be nice to wake up one day with Kieslowski's writing, Kubrick's vision, Scorsese's brain and Nolan's box office.
Being kind is more important than being right.
Nature is taking revenge on us for all the hurt we cause her and each other .... Time for humanity to turn humble and fill our lives with love, light and detoxify our heart.

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