- Country: Canada
- Province/State: Ontario
- City: Toronto
- How do you Identify?: South Asian. Bi.
- Field of Work: Fiction/Scripted
- Union: Non-Union
- Rep: Sohrab Merchant - The Characters Talent Agency
- Interested In: TV Writing Room and Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material
- Favourite Movies: The Farewell. Parasite. Rocketman.
- Favourite TV Shows: Fleabag. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The Handmaid's Tale.
- Contact Information: email@example.com
Marushka Jessica Almeida is a Toronto based screenwriter/musician. Indian born and Bahrain bred – Marushka was on her way to becoming a South Asian’s parents’ wet dream – a chartered accountant.
She soon came to the realization that all accountants eventually come to – that death is sweeter! So she took the leap and gained a post-graduate certificate at Humber College for Writing and Producing for TV and Film, transitioning from corporate to creative.
When Marushka isn’t swimming in a whirlpool of existential dread – she’s either sparking debates on Twitter or complaining about why public nap areas don’t exist.
I love anything off-kilter and dark.
Tragedy and death make me laugh – no joke.
Currently in development with a show pertaining to a real family tragedy – yep, it’s a dark comedy.