Filmmaker & Casting Director
With an honors degree in communications from StXaviers Calcutta followed by a summer scholarship at Gallaudet Washington DC to study ASL with dance and theatre, Tess Joseph has always made eclectic choices. Tess Joseph began her journey as a Casting Director (India) on Mira Nair's 'Namesake' and went on to work with many international directors including Wes Anderson, Jeffrey Brown, Ang Lee and Doug Liman. Recently she cast the Indian cast of Lion produced by TWC and will premiere this year at The Toronto Film Festival 2016 and has Sunny Pawar already nominated for Critics Choice Awards. She was among of the Top 40 producers handpicked for the Puglia Experience 2013 by AFC Italy. Tess is one of the co-producers on Girl Rising and the lead producer for Girl Rising India. She was also field producer on Oscar winner Megan Mylan's short documentary on the girls education called After My Garden Grows.