- Country: Canada
- Province/State: British Columbia
- City: Vancouver
- Field of Work: Fiction/Scripted
- Union: DGC
- Rep: Kaplan Stahler Agency and Meridian Artists
- Interested In: Directing TV For Hire and Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material
- Favourite Movies: City of God
- Favourite TV Shows: The Wire
- Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Link: http://www.shotglassproductions.com/
An award-winning producer/writer/director, Nimisha Mukerji’s films have premiered at Tribeca and Toronto International Film Festival, and her debut feature 65_REDROSES was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her Documentary Club on OWN. The film went on to be acquired by Netflix and Hulu. Subsequent features include JACINTA (produced with the Academy Award winning team at Impact Partners), TEMPEST STORM (released theatrically by Mongrel Media), and BLOOD RELATIVE, which earned her a second CSA nomination for directing. She has won four Leo Awards, most recently for her work as an episodic director on the teen sci-fi series MECH-X4 for Disney XD. Additional directorial credits include PAYDAY for VICE, seasons 1 and 2 of Disney’s action comedy series GABBY DURAN & THE UNSITTABLES, CHRISTMAS UNLEASHED for Lifetime, and both CHRONICLE MYSTERIES: THE DEEP END and FASHIONABLY YOURS for Hallmark. As a writer her work has been featured on HBO/PBS’s SESAME STREET and in the award-winning short films IN THE DEEP, THE ARRIVAL HOUR and BEAUTY MARK, which was selected by Telefilm Canada for their Not Short On Talent Program at Cannes. She is currently developing a half hour comedy series called NEW COUNTRY through her production company Shotglass Productions. It was one of four projects selected this year for the NSI’s Totally Television Program. She is an alumni of TIFF’s Talent Lab, TIFF Pitch This, Hot Docs Forum (she pitched twice with both Tempest Storm and Jacinta), the DGC Ontario Mentorship Program, WIDC Story & Leadership Program, WIFTV Banff Mentorship Program, and Women In View/Sinking Ship 2X More Program. She currently sits as an elected member of the Directors Advisory Committee for DGC BC and has served on the boards of DOC National and POV Magazine.
I am interested in personal, female driven stories. In addition to my nonfiction work I continue to explore issues surrounding economic disparity, education and gender inequality in my narrative projects. Through my work as a director for television I have had the opportunity to work extensively with VFX and stunts on action sequences. I have enjoyed those experiences immensely.