Legend of Lady White Snake 

A reversal of an ancient Asian legend, with a poem by Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, American Gods).  A snake demoness, having transformed into a NewYorker to experience love, struggles with obsession, time, heteronormative gender-based power dynamics, and transgender metamorphosis. Reverting to her all-consuming nature, she finds unity and redemption through transmigration.  

Directed and Written by Indrani. Executive Produced by and Starring Daphne Guinness. Produced by and Costumes by GK Reid.

Cator Sparks, Huffington Post:    "A magical little film, Guinness shines in this epic tale of love, life and loss." 

Arne Eggers, Tatler Hong Kong:   "A highly conceptualized interpretation... ignites a Gothic Chinese legend." 

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival:
      Best Picture Award
      Best Production Design Award
      Best Costume Design Award 
      Best Visual Effects Award 

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art,  La Jolla Fashion Film Festival 

      Best Picture Award 
      Best Director Award
      Best Costume Design Award 
      Best Visual Effects Award
      RED Epic Camera Award

ASVOFF at Centre Pompidou, Paris:  

      Official Selection

London Fashion Film Festival:

      Best Picture Award 
      Best Director Award 
      Best Design Award

Princeton Film Festival: 

      Best of Festival Award

Kolkata International Film Festival: 

      Official Selection.

Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Pride & Progress Film Festival and Symposium:   Featured Screening

The Great Artist 

The Great Artist  looks at the struggles of mental health through the lens of the art world. Created to destigmatize  and drive LGBTQIA+ and racially inclusive conversations about mental health to help save lives from suicide.  

Hollywood Reporter  selected The Great Artist as one of the "Top 5" contenders for The Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film 2021." 

With a diverse cast and crew, actor/writer Matthew Postlethwaite (Peaky Blinders), Emmy-nominated actress Rain Valdez, and an original score by American Idol's Pia Toscano, and writer/producer Sunny Vaccher. Directed by Indrani.

 With partner nonprofits GLAAD, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, National Association of Mental Illnesses (NAMI), National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Movember, Kindred, Tethr, Tramuto Foundation, and Stand with Impact.

  Los Angeles Film Awards:    

     Best Drama

     Best Actor Nomination       

     Best LGBTQ Film Nomination 

Top Shorts Film Festival:    

    Best Narrative Film Nomination

    Best Actor Nomination 

    Best LGBTQ Nomination 

Festigious International Film Festival:   

    Best Picture

    Best Actor

Global Film Festival Awards:

   Best Original Score 

Till Human Voices Wake Us 

 Reversing T.S. Eliot's Love Song of Alfred Prufrock, Selkies - Celtic mythical creatures that are seals in water and women on land - storm Manhattan to save one of their own, and the oceans, before betrayal by lovers and Police brutality awakens the Leviathan. Directed and Written by Indrani. Starring Lindsay Lohan. Produced by Rick Schwartz (Black Swan, Gangs of New YorkMusic by Grammy-winning Henri Scars Struck

Los Angeles Independent Film Awards:

     Best Director Award  
     Best Picture Nomination

New York Short Film Festival:    

     Best of New York Award

International Fashion Film Awards:    

    Best Picture Award

London Fashion Film Festival:    

    Best Director Award

One Reeler Awards :    

    Best Supporting Actress Award 

Los Angeles Short Film Festival : Official Selection

Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, ASVOFF with Jean Paul Gaultier : Official Selection

Cineframe International Short Film Festival of India 2017 : Official Selection

Berlin Fashion Film Festival : Official Selection

Princeton University Arts and Humanities Symposium : Screening

Girl Epidemic 

Girls are being treated like they're an infectious disease. As a result, over a million disappear every year -- many falling victim to female infanticide, neglect and sex slavery. Directed by and Cinematography by Indrani. Produced with Project Nanhi Kali and Strawberry Frog.

Huffington Post: "Indrani's creative lens, coupled with an impassioned perspective on gender realities in India...[are] powerful and provocative."

Forbes: "Riveting, shocking and touching... Indrani's direction is brilliant and provocative!"

CNN Freedom Project  

Interview with Quincy Jones, Tony Schiena, journalist and editor Lief Coorlim.

Tribeca Film Festival: Disruptive Innovation Award 2019

CNN Expose Award: Best Picture 

National Screen Institute (Canada): Official Selection

National Organization of Women (NOW): Official Selection

Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center Pride & Progress Film Festival: Featured Screening

Princeton University, Creative Arts & Humanities Symposium: Featured Screening

Lambeth Palace, UK, Global Sustainability Network: Featured Screening

Chicago International Social Change Film Festival: Official Selection

PhotoSchweiz, Zurich Switzerland: Featured Screening

University of Pennsylvania, Slought Foundation: Featured Screening

Parsons School of Design, New School for Social Research NY: Featured Screening

American Society of Media Photographers "IdeaShare"Featured Screening

David Bowie: Valentine's Day

and the HBO Movie: The Last Five Years

Digital Death

Mero Gaon: My Village 

With Gyetrul Jingme Rinpoche and Ripa Ladrang Foundation. 

Directed and Cinematography by Indrani



The Rubin Museum of Art, New York presents:

"Join Gyetrul Jingme Rinpoche and award-winning director and photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri...[for] Mero Gaon, which tells the story of the rebuilding of a village in Nepal after the devastating 2015 earthquake." 

Crescendo: 

Beats of the Beautiful Game

Music by Jetta produced by Pharrell Williams

Nonprofits: Yuwa, Shambali Trust, Shakti Empowerment Education 

Directed, Cinematography, and Written by Indrani Produced by GK Reid

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Jezebel
"Rad...feminist film director and fashion photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri captured a group of girls (and an elephant!) playing soccer in the streets of Jodhpur. It's jubilant...[with] an underlying feminist message... Inspiring."

Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post
"A celebration of both athletics and education, in which the Yuwa women demonstrate the power of collective sports as a platform for social development... One of 11 films of the "Beats of the Beautiful Game" series by top directors including Spike Lee..."


Kyle Hodge, Complex Magazine:

 "A fun, colorful journey intertwining realism and fantasy through the streets of Rajasthan." 


Girl Rising India (Woh Padhegi Woh Udegi) - Director

"One girl with courage is a revolution." Indrani directed Freida Pinto, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Sushmita Sen, Parineeti Chopra and Nandita Das for Girl Rising India -- Woh Padhegi Woh Udegi,  screened on StarPlus, trended #1 on Twitter and became central to Prime Minister Modi's "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" ("Save Girl Child, Educate Girl Child") campaign.

Shinjini Das, Huffington Post
"Director and photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, renowned for her iconic imagery and visionary storytelling...has showcased the inspirational stories...Indrani is internationally recognized for her extensive work on social causes and her video and stills campaigns."

Priyanka Dasgupta, Times of India 

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