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Richa is an award-winning 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. Her first short film, "Taaza Khoon" (Fresh Blood), screened at Nashville Film Festival and won 7 awards across 27 film festivals eventually picking up distribution by Shorts TV India. Her latest short film "The Seal" won the 2019 Future of Film is Female grant and is enjoying a successful run on the festival circuit with screenings at Vail Film Festival, HollyShorts and Seattle South Asian Film Festival, among others. She directed the short poetry film "Indian-American" sponsored by the 2019 Visible Poetry Project and has another directing project in the works. "Ferment", a one-act play she wrote & directed, was a semi-finalist in the 2017 New York New Works Theater Festival. Richa is developing a TV series about dream-based matchmaking "One Rose".
Richa's scripts have placed in HollyShorts Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, ATX Television Festival, Stowe Narrative Lab, ScreenCraft Film Fund and Shore Scripts Film Fund. She was selected as 1 of 50 film directors from across the world for the Shore Scripts Directors Roster. 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.
Richa is a strong proponent for increasing diversity in storytelling and serves as the Vice President of Development for NYC Women Filmmakers, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women in film. More at www.richarudola.com.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Richa Rudola