Filmmaker & Screenwriter
Terrie Samundra is a Director and Screenwriter whose debut feature, KAALI KHUHI released on Netflix in October 2020. Samundra is the Writer-Director of the short films ICE CREAM WALLAH, KUNJO, and A SHORT TALE OF XUAN, which have screened in film festivals worldwide, garnering accolades. She is a Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab alumna, an 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 original screenplays KAALI KHUHI, WOMAN ON THE HILL, BETAMAX, WESTERN INTERIOR SEAWAY, and the episodic series THE BALLAD OF POOJA and THE BLOOD BELOW. Samundra is a National Geographic Grant recipient, a Princess Grace Award recipient, and an active member of the Writer’s Guild of America. She is a genre geek, represented by The Gersh Agency, and daughter of Punjabi author and poet Shashi Samundra.