Richa is an award-winning statistician turned filmmaker. Films were not a big part of Richa’s childhood growing up in India, but she fell in love with the medium while pursuing her masters degree in statistics. Her films have screened at 45+ festivals around the world and won 10+ awards. Her work has been supported by The Future Of Film Is Female, Tasveer, Stowe Narrative Lab, and Diverse Intelligence Summer Institute. She is a 2022 New York Stage & Film Fellow.
Richa's works marry the cerebral with the emotional and aim to bring you into the metacognitive rabbit holes she herself finds fascinating. Current projects include a TV series in development about neuroscience which won Best Hour Pilot at the 2020 Nashville Film Festival; a genre anthology piece for the Open Door Film Project, and a feature-length film about the self-perception of motherhood. Her work has been profiled in Women & Hollywood, Brown Girl Magazine, New York Women in Film & Television podcast, several podcasts, and more. 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 on the advisory board for Pano (formerly, NYC Women Filmmakers), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women in film. She is drawn to stories of courage, even more as a new mother. She grew up in India and currently resides in NYC with her husband, baby boy, and a punkish puppy.