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 graduate degree in the U.S that she discovered independent and foreign cinema and fell in love with the medium. She wrote & directed the award-winning short film "Taaza Khoon" (Fresh Blood) which is currently enjoying a successful film festival run. 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 is currently working on completing her second short film “The Seal”.
Saipriya Valoth (POET)
Saipriya is a senior at Barnard College studying Psychology, Spanish, and English. Though she mainly writes poetry, she also likes creative non-fiction and is currently trying her hand at a TV pilot. When she isn't writing, you can find her playing and talking about the music she loves on radio stations WBAR and WKCR. She hopes to find a career that allows her to exercise her passion for storytelling and music.