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, Tasveer and Diverse Intelligence Summer Institute. Her work has been profiled in Women & Hollywood, Brown Girl Magazine, several podcasts, and more. Her film writings have appeared on Static Mass Emporium, a UK-based independent film publication. She is currently developing a TV series about neuroscience which won Best Hour Pilot at the 2020 Nashville Film Festival and is currently on the prestigious Coverfly RED List for Top Hour TV Dramas for 2021. She will also direct a genre anthology piece about motherhood for the 2022 Open Door Film Project.
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 was a 2020 Fellow with South Asian Americans in Public Service to mentor the next generation of diaspora leaders in America. A storyteller at heart, she is drawn to stories of courage. She grew up in India and currently resides in NYC with her husband, baby boy and a punkish puppy.