Richa is an award-winning statistician turned 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 films have screened at 45+ festivals around the world and won 10+ awards.
Richa's scripts have placed in Oscars-qualifying film festivals and screenwriting competitions such as HollyShorts, Nashville, Shore Scripts, ScreenCraft. Her work has been supported by the Stowe Narrative Lab, The Future Of Film Is Female, and Diverse Intelligence Summer Institute. Her film writings have appeared on Static Mass Emporium, a UK-based independent film publication. She is currently developing a TV series about dream-based matchmaking which recently won Best Hour Pilot at the 2020 Nashville Film Festival. She was selected as 1 of 10 film directors from around the world to participate in the 2021 Open Door Film Project to create a genre-based episodic anthology series.
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. She is a 2020 Fellow with South Asian Americans in Public Service to mentor and inspire the next generation of diaspora leaders in America. A storyteller at heart, she enjoys stories of courage. She grew up in India and currently resides in NYC with her husband and puppy.