Mridu Chandra

Mridu Chandra is a filmmaker and writer based in New York. She has produced award-winning documentaries and narrative films that have premiered at Sundance and SXSW, aired on national PBS, screened for members of US Congress and the United Nations, and showcased at museums and film festivals worldwide. Documentary credits include producing The Canal Street Madam and Let the Church Say Amen, co-producing Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin and ElectoralDysfunction, and serving as coordinating producer for the PBS series Women, War & Peace. As a writer, her first screenplay The Tennis Partner was selected for the 2011 Tribeca Film Institute’s All Access development program. She has been invited to develop her craft at residencies at the Blue Mountain Center in New York and at The Banff Centre in Canada. Most recently, she has collaborated with Gingger Shankar and The Shanghai Restoration Project to create a critically acclaimed multimedia performance with live storytelling and music about the Himalayas and climate change. Himalaya Song premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was chosen as one of the “Ten Best Music Films” by Rolling Stone.