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Sudarshan Suresh is a lawyer turned writer/ director, currently working between New York and Mumbai. He is one of ​Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film for the year 2019, and was previously the recipient of the Director's Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award. A graduate of the Columbia University Film MFA program, his thesis film MIZARU was the recipient of the Katharina Otto Bernstein Production Grant and won Best Film at the Columbia University Film Festival. MIZARU had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival 2019. It was the recipient of the inaugural IFP Short Film Award at the 2019 Gotham Awards in New York and will be distributed by Focus Features and JetBlue.

 

His previous shorts ABSENT, THE RABBIT and MEMORIES OF THE SEA have screened at numerous international film festivals, including Palm Springs, Hamptons, Atlanta, New Orleans, Aspen, Miami, Nantucket and more, and have gone on to win awards at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, London Indian Film Festival, Champs Elysees Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, among others, as well as being Vimeo Staff-Picked. He is currently in early development on his first feature MIZARU.

Sudarshan is also an accomplished editor and colorist, and has worked on films that have gone on to screen at Sundance, Venice and NYFF, among other international film festivals. He is represented by Alec Ring at Cinetic Media.