Discovered and mentored by David Bowie, who takes on the role of a mass school shooter in her directorial debut Valentine's Day, featured in the HBO Movie The Last 5 Years, Indrani's work has won over 50 awards, including two Gold Lions at Cannes, Best Picture at CNN Expose Awards, Best Picture and Best Director at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Her films include: The Great Artist docufiction on mental health through the lens of the art world; Girl Epidemic docu-sci-fi on the millions of girls disappearing in Asia due to trafficking; Reunited docudrama on the true story of a Ukrainian refugee mother in LA, fleeing domestic violence, whose son is sent back to his proven abusive father across the world by LA courts under the Hague Convention; Till Human Voices Wake Us docufiction of mythical sea creatures counter-colonizing Manhattan, produced by Rick Schwartz (The Departed, Gangs of New York, Black Swan); Girl Rising India docudrama for girls' empowerment starring Freida Pinto and Priyanka Chopra; and Legend of Lady White Snake, counter-colonizing a beloved Asian snake demoness tale with an immigrant journey to NYC and a poem by Neil Gaiman (Good Omens, Coraline). In post-production are her documentaries Death Wish, on the urges for global domination and for death for Yoshiki, Japan's biggest rockstar; and Re:Generation Heroes on the need for a global return to nature, through the lens of young singer Txukukaytxi on her first trip out of the Amazon, with her father Puwe, spiritual leader andplant biologist of the Puyanawa Tribe, meeting Carlos Nobre, Nobel Prize-winning scientist, at the Science Summit at the United Nations.
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."