Rashmi has written and produced several short films. She focuses her effort on producing stories with social impact, with the hope of moving audiences to shape social change. Her short film Unborn Sheds Light on female feticide in Indian American Communities and is streaming on Amazon Prime. Rashmi created Designed By Preeti to shed light on domestic violence and, ultimately, help empower its victims.
Gayatri Everitt Bajpai is a filmmaker based in Vancouver and Los Angeles. She earned her MFA in film production at UCLA where she won Director’s Spotlight Awards for two of her short films and produced a documentary about Francis Ford Coppola’s live cinema project Distant Vision. For her thesis film, she directed part of an anthology feature executive produced by Jame Franco. Gayatri and her co-director Nirav Bhakta won HBO’s 2019 APA Visionaries with their short film Halwa which has garnered awards at Festivals around the world.
Lina Lansky is a NYC based freelancer working in all facets of the film industry as a First Assistant Director, Production Manager, and Producer. Her wide range of experience includes feature films, shorts, music videos, documentaries & commercially branded content. Some of her most recent producing work includes the short, Don’t Pick Up starring Keith David & Kathryn Erbe, and feature film Hungry starring Kim Coles. She is currently in development of a historical biopic, and will be releasing a podcast.
Wendy’s screenwriting journey took flight after her fascination with the OC Roller Girls inspired her to write the feature Derby Queen which placed her as a finalist in Launch Pad and Screencraft Comedy Feature Competitions and was recently optioned by Iris Indie. Her specialty is feature-length dramedies and pilots that feature comically flawed protagonists with a heart. Wendy is an LA Emmy award-winning producer and a finalist in Page International Screenwriting Competition, BlueCat, and Screencraft Family Friendly Screenwriting Competition.
Farida Rafique is an Impact Producer and Storyteller. She spent her early years in television development and as a horror film screenplay reader. She graduated from California State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Management.
She has produced social impact videos and art installations, Micro-documentaries for Human Rights Initiative, and co-produced a documentary on the Family Separation Crisis on the Border of Texas and Mexico. She developed and directed a short film, “Ojo” about a son leaving his family’s hidden history of white supremacy and confronting his old demons after his mother’s death.
She has served on the Board of a Community Arts Organization and is an active member of the United Nations Association Human Rights Organization. She participated in the Film North’s Socially Conscious Filmmaking Lab (’20) and Women in Media’s Camaraderie Accelerator (’21).
Currently, she is producing impact campaigns in narrative films with intrepid Female Writers/Directors.
Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen (Unni Rav) is a cinematographer based in the Bay Area, California. Unni has worked on independent features, narrative shorts, documentaries, commercials, and corporate films. In 2019, he won the Oniros Film Award for Best Cinematography for Independent Feature Film and the European Independent Film Platinum Award for Best Cinematographer for his recent independent feature film, “DNA.” Two of his narrative shorts, “Flame” and “Click,” were selected in the short film competition of the Festival de Cannes in 2013 and 2014. His documentary projects include “Magnitude 7.0 – Haiti” and “SHE” and “World War II Veterans- India,” for which he won several photography awards. Unni is a member of the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) and the Art Directors Club (ADC). He is the founder of Visual Narrative Films, a film production company – https://visualnarrativefilms.com.