BeastDirected by Urvashi Pathania
- United States
- Comedy, Coming-Of-Age, Drama, Musical
- English, Hindi
- 9 mins
- Philadelphia premiere
A non-binary South Asian teenager uses Bharatanatyam dance to explore their gender identity.
Written by Urvashi Pathania
Produced by Pulkit Datta
Director’s Bio:Urvashi Pathania is a writer/director based in Brooklyn. She received her B.A. with Honors in Film Studies from Columbia University and her M.F.A. in Film Production from USC. Her films explore gender, sexuality and decolonization. In 2021, Urvashi was selected for the Google Assistant Storytelling Fellowship in partnership with The Black List and wrote a pilot for Lena Waithe’s Writers’ Lab. In 2022, Urvashi was selected for Indeed’s Rising Voices program where she was awarded $100,000 to make a short film. Her short, BEAST, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and screened in select theaters nationally before Jordan Peele’s NOPE. Her short film, UNMOTHERED, is available on HBO Max. She is repped at Echo Lake.
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