We will have Andrew Ahn and Nisha Ganatra live on the gram! Andrew and Nisha are going to talk about breaking out with their now-iconic queer films, navigating their careers, and the making of their latest films, “Driveways” and “The High Note” (respectively).
ANDREW AHN is a queer Korean-American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. His latest feature “Driveways,” starring Brian Dennehy and Hong Chau, premiered at the 2019 Berlinale and is distributed by FilmRise. The film was nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best First Screenplay and Best Female Lead. His first feature film “Spa Night” premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in US Dramatic Competition. The film went on to win the 2017 John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award and was distributed by Strand Releasing. He has promoted diversity in the arts by mentoring youth filmmakers through programs like Pacific Arts Movement’s Reel Voices, Outfest’s OutSet, and the Sundance Institute's Native Filmmaker Lab.
NISHA GANATRA is a Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee for her work as director/producer for Amazon’s “Transparent.” Her latest film “The High Note,” starring Tracee Ellis Ross & Dakota Johnson is out on May 29. In 2019, Nisha’s comedy “Late Night” with Mindy Kaling & Emma Thompson premiered at Sundance and sold in a record-breaking deal. She’s directed TV ranging from “Girls” to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” always bringing her bold voice and honest comedy. Before she was directing blockbusters, Nisha made her acclaimed début feature “Chutney Popcorn,” an award-winning examination of queer sexuality, definitions of motherhood, generational cultural change…and turkey baster fertility treatment.
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