Ram DevineniDirector, Producer & Co-Writer

A filmmaker, publisher and founder of Rattapallax films, press and magazine based in New York City, Sao Paulo and New Delhi. He produced, edited and directed the feature documentary The Human Tower, which was shot in India, Chile, and Spain. Recently, he produced The Russian Woodpecker, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Devineni is one of the founding partners of Academia Internacional de Cinema, the first independent film school in Brazil.

Lina SrivastavaTransmedia Producer & Impact Strategist

She is the founder of a social innovation strategy group in New York City, providing project design consultation to a group of social impact organizations, including UNESCO, the World Bank Institute & UNICEF. Lina has worked with social impact campaigns for several documentaries, including Oscar-winning Born into Brothels, Emmy-nominated The Devil Came on Horseback, and Sundance-award winning Who Is Dayani Cristal? Lina has taught design and social entrepreneurship at Parsons, The New School of Design, and is on faculty in the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Design and Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts.

Dan GoldmanArtist

He writes graphic novels and comics for such companies as AMC Television, Random House, Time Magazine, Hachette Books, Entertainment Weekly and New York Magazine. Dan also serves as Second Screen Experience Architect and Transmedia on AMC Television’s flagship original series Breaking Bad, and other shows. His 2006 web-comic, Shooting War  earned it an Eisner Award nomination for Best Digital Comic. It has since been published as a hardcover by Hachette Books (US) and Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK) with editions in Italian, French and Spanish.

Paromita VohraWriter

She is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and teacher. Her path-breaking films include Unlimited Girls (on feminism in India), Q2P (on toilets, gender and the city), and others. She recently directed the cutting-edge prime time TV series Connected Hum Tum. She has written the internationally released Pakistani film Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters) and several documentaries. Her fiction and non-fiction writing has been published in various anthologies including Bombay Meri Jaan: Writings on Mumbai, The Tranquebar Book of Indian Erotica, The Penguin Book of Schooldays, and currently writes two popular newspaper columns one of cultural commentary and one on modern love.

Ruchira GuptaAdvisor

She is a writer, an Emmy winning journalist, founder of an Indian grassroots sex-trafficking organization, Apne Aap Women Worldwide, and professor at New York University. As an activist on social justice and women’s issues, she has won the Clinton Global Citizen Award. As a policy maker, she has been posted for UNICEF and UNIFEM in New York, Iran, Washington DC, Kosovo, Thailand, and Nepal and has served on the advisory board of Asia Society, Vital Voices and Polaris Project. She currently serves as member of Clinton Global Initiative Lead and Coalition against Trafficking in Women and Coalition against Prostitution.

Vikas K. MenonWriter

He is a poet, playwright and songwriter. His poems have been featured in In Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian American Poetry & Harper Collins Book of English Poetry. His plays have received readings at or been produced by Ruffled Feathers Theater Company, Ingenue theater and the Classical Theatre of Harlem. He is a board member of Kundiman, the first organization of its kind dedicated to supporting Asian-American poetry.

Shubhra PrakashProducer & Narration

She is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of Hypokrit Theatre Company in New York city. She also performed in their inaugural production: Romeo & Juliet reimagined with a Bollywood lens. Shubhra recently wrote, directed and produced a play For Our Own at the Planet Connections Theatre Festival 2014 for which she received the Activist Award for getting a great deal of involvement from the South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters. Her short film, Three Dates – a short film, which she wrote, directed and produced, was screened at New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 13′.

Rene VeronMusic & Sound Design

He is a native of Valparaiso, Chile. Rene studied music at Duquesne University where he obtained a Masters in Music. From there he moved to New York City to work at a renowned music house. His credits include: Verizon, The Human Tower (documentary), Bloomingdale’s (Producer), and TVN’s “Chile con mis ojos” among others.

Pranav JainHindi Translation

A native of Mungaoli, Madhya Pradesh, he is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago. He is currently a fellow of the International Innovation Corps in New Delhi, India where he is working on a project focused on social entrepreneurship.

 

A RATTAPALLAX PRODUCTION. “PRIYA’S SHAKTI.” RAM DEVINENI, Producer, Director & Co-Writer. LINA SRIVASTAVA, Transmedia Producer & Impact Strategist. DAN GOLDMAN, Artist. VIKAS K. MENON, Co-Writer. CHRISTIAN POPP, Co-Producer. RENE VERON, Music & Sound. SHUBHRA PRAKASH, Voice-Over & Narration. SHIKHA BHATNAGAR, Gender-Based Violence Advisor. ELEONORE BOISSINOT, Associate Producer. RUCHIRA GUPTA, Advisor. STEVE ZEITLIN, Educational Advisor. MEENA ALEXANDER, Advisor. YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA, Advisor. PAUL D. MILLER aka DJ SPOOKY, Advisor. PRANAV JAIN, Translation. TUSHAR PRAKASH, Film Production.