Geeta Patel

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Sundance filmmaker Geeta V. Patel is known for her emotional, form-pushing, and nontraditional style in both comedy and drama. Geeta is writer/director of the upcoming martial art/political thriller entitled Mouse, produced by Grant Hill (The Matrix, Tree of Life), choreography by Jeff Imada (Fight Club, Bourne Identity) and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Geeta and her brother, Ravi V. Patel, are writer/directors of an upcoming Fox Searchlight feature film (Untitled), which is produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson via Colorforce. This film will be loosely based on Ravi and Geeta’s Emmy-nominated film, Meet The Patels. In television, Geeta directed second-unit on the Wachowski’s Netflix series Sense 8, and then went on to direct both comedy and drama at various network and cable spaces. Geeta made her directorial debut with the award-winning Sundance/ITVS documentary war thriller, Project Kashmir, which led to directing fellowships at both the Sundance and Tribeca Institutes. Geeta began her career as an Associate Screenwriter on big-budget studio films in all stages, ranging from original work to production re-writes. She has worked with Disney, Universal Pictures, ABC, NBC, and Twentieth Century Fox on a range of films including The Fast and the Furious and Blue Crush. A graduate in Comparative Area Studies at Duke University, Geeta’s background in languages and global human geography, along with her interest in action/dance choreography, inform her work. While studying in Berlin, filmmaker Anthony Minghella inspired her to pursue a career in storytelling. Geeta has been a Visiting Artist in Belarus, Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Japan as part of the U.S. State Department’s film diplomacy program. Agent: Rena Ronson, United Talent Agency (UTA)

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Trailer: Meet the Patels

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