Asha Magrati is a screenwriter, producer, and actor. A Berlinale Talents and School of Playback Theater alumnus, Asha’s recent credits include the Venice Film Festival Interfilm award winner White Sun (2016) and Highway (Berlin Film Festival 2012). The daughter of an ex-British Gurkha, Magrati grew up inside an army camp where every weekend the various movie was screened. She fell in love with the film and acting quite early in her childhood. Her first role was in a theater play when she was only thirteen, and she has since acted in numerous plays, TV shows and films that have screened internationally. Magrati co-founded Aadi Production with filmmaker Deepak Rauniyar in 2008, the company produced Highway and White Sun, and currently developing four features including two by filmmaker Rauniyar, and Asian Cinema Fund winner Anil Baral’s The Palace (2018 Busan co-production market selects) and Kesang Tseten’s The Law.
TFI Pond5 Program | Fall 2019