PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARD
An award-winning producer, director and writer, Nimisha Mukerji’s work has premiered in competition at Tribeca and Toronto International Film Festival, and her debut feature 65_REDROSES was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her Documentary Club on OWN. The film went on to be acquired by Netflix and Hulu and was awarded Best Canadian Program at Banff World Media Festival.
Subsequent features include producing JACINTA (in competition at Tribeca 2020), directing and producing TEMPEST STORM (released theatrically by Mongrel Media), and directing and producing BLOOD RELATIVE, which received 3 CSA nomination (Canada’s version of the Emmy’s) and was her second nomination for directing.
Mukerji was selected for TIFF Pitch This! as well as the Hot Docs Forum (twice), winning Best Canadian Pitch with TEMPEST STORM. She launched a successful Kickstarter for the film, raising over $45K. Most recently she produced the 65_RedRoses Anniversary Gala in partnership with the Directors Guild of Canada and raised over $30K for transplant research. To date 65_REDROSES has helped raise over 3 million dollars for Cystic Fibrosis research.
Mukerji has written and produced work for HBO, PBS, CBC, Knowledge, Super Channel, ARTE and SWR. She’s been recognized with a DGC nomination for directing on Disney’s Gabby Duran & The Unsittables and won four Leo Awards, most recently winning for her episodic work as director on the teen sci-fi series MECH-X4 for Disney XD.
Mukerji is an alumni of TIFF’s Talent Lab, the CTV National Fellowship Program, WIDC’s Story & Leadership Lab, DGC Ontario’s Director Lab, the NSI’s Totally Television Program and Women In Views Director’s Program. She has been recognized with awards for artistic achievement by Women In Film & Television Vancouver and the University of British Columbia. She is represented by The Kaplan Stahler Agency and Meridian Artists and splits her time between Vancouver and Los Angeles. www.shotglassproductions.com