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 degree in the U.S that she discovered independent cinema and fell in love with the medium. Her first short film, Taaza Khoon (Fresh Blood), is currently enjoying a successful run with 7 awards across 26 festivals. 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’s scripts have been shortlisted for Oscar-qualifying festivals such as HollyShorts, Nashville and received accolades from ScreenCraft Film Fund, Shore Scripts Film Fund and Ocktober Film Festival. She was recently selected as 1 of 25 film directors from across the world for Shore Scripts' Directors Roster.
A storyteller at heart, Richa likes to view the world with a sociological lens and tell tales of courage.