Super thrilled to be in such great company. And excited to share the news that my debut feature KAALI KHUHI (The Black Well) is part of a new slate of Netflix Originals from India. Currently in post but can’t wait to share it with the world soon. xo, Terrie
Netflix has commissioned ten new original films in India.
The streaming giant will be working with big local directors and producers including Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Ronnie Screwvala(Chennai Express). Genres of the new commissions include drama, sci-fi, thriller, horror, comedy and romance. Scroll down for the list of projects.
By the end of 2020, a total of 15 new original Indian films, including previously announced titles such as Music Teacher, Cobalt Blue, Chopsticks, Upstarts and Bulbul, will be available on the service.
“When Netflix launched in India, we changed the way Indian audiences enjoy their films,” said Srishti Behl Arya, Director – International Original Film, India, Netflix. “Given our diversity, history and culture, India is home to powerful stories waiting to be told to audiences around the world. The depth of talent and vision of our creators is enabling us to create films our members will love. We want to be a home for India’s finest filmmakers where their stories travel to more people than ever before.”
Over the weekend, Netflix also revealed its latest Middle Eastern series, a high school drama produced with a full female Arab cast and crew. Titled AlRawabi School For Girls, the show is written and directed by Jordanian director Tima Shomali in collaboration with writer Shirin Kamal.
The ten new Netflix Indian original films are:
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Kaali Khuhi: With a history of female infanticide and mysterious deaths of its residents, this Punjab village must be saved, and it is up to 10-year-old Shivangi to be its savior. The film is directed by Terrie Samundra and produced by Manomay Motion Pictures.
Proud to announce that Fawzia Mirza and I are recipients of a SFFILM/ Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant. It's such an honor to be a part of this incredible group of filmmakers. Bay area friends & family I'm coming home to write the next draft of ME MY MOM & SHARMILA. ❤️❤️❤️ I can't wait to see you all!!!!
Link to announcement: 2017 Filmmaking Grants Announced
San Francisco, CA — SFFILM and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation have selected 14 finalists for the latest round of SFFILM / Rainin Filmmaking Grants; $250,000 will be distributed to narrative feature film projects at various stages of production. SFFILM / Rainin Filmmaking Grants are awarded twice annually to narrative features that tackle social justice issues and will have significant economic or professional impact on the Bay Area filmmaking community. More than $4 million has been awarded since the launch of SFFILM's flagship grant program in 2009. Winners of the fall 2017 SFFILM / Rainin Filmmaking Grants will be announced in November.
Lucky to be in such good company, collaborating with Fawzia Mirza! Mentions in Independent Magazine and Scroll India below: