Episode 43 with Terrie Samundra

Terrie Samundra is a Director and Screenwriter whose debut feature KAALI KHUHI, a Netflix Original, was released internationally in October 2020. Samundra’s short films ICE CREAM WALLAH, KUNJO and A SHORT TALE OF XUAN, have screened in film festivals internationally garnering accolades.

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She is a Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab alumna, a SFFILM/Kenneth Rainin Screenwriting fellow and alumna of the Sundance Women in Film Finance Lab. She has written extensively with her creative partner David Walter Lech on the screenplays KAALI KHUHI, WOMAN ON THE HILL, BETAMAX, WESTERN INTERIOR SEAWAY,  and the episodic series THE BALLAD OF POOJA and THE BLOOD BELOW. She has also written a narrative adaptation of the D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus documentary, TOWN BLOODY HALL, and an adaptation of the one woman play by Actor-Creator Fawzia Mirza, entitled ME, MY MOM, & SHARMILA. 

Samundra has taught screenwriting at San Francisco State University, is a mentor of the Qalambaaz Screenwriters Lab, and an arts instructor at Create Now, a program for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Terrie is a National Geographic Grant recipient, a Princess Grace Award recipient, an active member of the Writer’s Guild of America, and is represented by the Gersh Agency.


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