Directed and cinematography by Indrani Video and stills campaign for families with HIV/AIDS in Africa. Raised over a million dollars in under a week, for Keep a Child Alive. Cannes Festival of Creativity Won 2 Gold Lions Lincoln Center screening Princeton University "The Art of Social Justice" screening Starring: Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Usher, Jayden and Willow Smith, Elijah Woods, Serena Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Katie Holmes, China Chow, Ryan Seacrest, Swizz Beatz, and many others.
A playful feminist fantasy counter-colonizing the gaze and exploring intersectional objectification. A Black Manhattan man walks home alone, after seeking to fix his looks and his luck with women. Overwhelmed by their collective action objectifying him, he seeks divine intervention via his reflection in the ocean. With Harlem Renaissance poet Claude Mckay's "On Broadway."
Directed by and Cinematography by Indrani. Produced by and Cinematography by GK Reid with Project Nanhi Kali and Strawberry Frog. Written by Justin Via. Millions of girls are missing in Asia due to child labor, female infanticide, and sex trafficking. Synopsis: Girls are being treated like they're an infectious disease. As a result, over a million disappear every year -- many falling victim to female infanticide, neglect and sex slavery. Fortunately there is a cure: Education. Created in partnership with Anand Mahindra's Nanhi Kali Foundation and Strawberry Frog agency. Huffington Post: "Indrani's creative lens, coupled with an impassioned perspective on gender realities in India...[are] powerful and provocative." Forbes: "Riveting, shocking and touching... Indrani's direction is brilliant and provocative!"
The Great Artist (Trailer)
"Every star needs darkness to shine." "For great art there must be suffering." The Great Artist looks at the struggles of mental health through the lens of the art world. Reflecting on the sacrifices made to create great art, while suffering and hiding mental illness, this film is created to destigmatize and drive conversations about mental health, inclusive of underserved LGBTQ+ and racially diverse communities, to help save lives. "It is the climax that is truly brilliant -- one that earned the film a consideration for the Live Action Short Film shortlist for the 93rd Academy Awards...Are we all striving to achieve 'greatness' by holding our authentic self hostage? This is the haunting question that Pal-Chaudhuri leaves her viewers with." - Prerna Mittra, The Indian Express
Legend of Lady White Snake
A reinversion of both an ancient Chinese legend, and Neil Gaiman's Blackbeard poem "The Hidden Chamber." A snake demoness, having transformed into a New Yorker to experience love, faces the patriarchy's judgement. She struggles with time, obsession, heteronormative gender-based power dynamics, transgender and trans-species metamorphosis, in search of her love. She achieves union, becoming that which she seeks, in an act of devouring - as an ouroboros. "Whereas Lady White Snake has historically been seen as an evil demoness, Pal-Chaudhuri’s film modernizes the figure, using the myth to explore heteronormative power dynamics as well as transgender and trans-species metamorphosis. Returning to and reinventing mythology affords one the opportunity to, “counter-colonize the gaze… allowing one to engage with popular ideas by subverting, inverting, and otherwise messing with them” (Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri).
Be the Subject Not the Object
A multimedia campaign spotlighting women across industries for their unique character, intelligence, and success — rather than commonly objectified attributes. By showcasing everyday-yet-exceptional women in Hollywood-caliber documentaries, high-end photography, and fame-worthy global markets — we will affirm & inspire gender equality through women’s empowerment. Starring Beatrice Fihn, Nobel Peace Prize winner for ICAN, who is abolishing nuclear weapons. Produced by Chiara Tilesi, We Do it Together nonprofit, and GK Reid. Directed by Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri. "As a female filmmaker I have realized that there are numerous films about women but we didn't direct them. Women's stories have been portrayed featuring their bodies more than their achievements. We will be giving a real and significant voice to every woman of every ethnicity and age. We want these powerful women to be heard and seen for who they are and what they really represent." - Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri
David Bowie: Valentine's Day
Directed by Indrani, Produced by GK Reid, Executive Produced by Markus Klinko David Bowie explores the mind of a high school mass shooter. The video has inspired considerable debate: Do the shadows of his guitar look like an AK47? Does his pose mirror former NRA president Charlton Heston's "cold dead hands" salute? This was the last single released during his lifetime Rolling Stone Eric Danton: "Radiates intensity." NPR Robin Hilton: "Thrilling and intense." Featured in the HBO/BBC Movie: The Last 5 Years The Uncut Francis Whatley interviewed about The Last 5 Years, tells Michael Bonner:
Alecia Keys: New Day
Directed by Indrani Produced by Good Day "New Day" is a song by American recording artist Alicia Keys from her fifth studio album Girl on Fire. Produced by Swizz Beatz and Dr. Dre, the song showcases a musical departure from the previous singles by the singer, with a more upbeat sound led by drums and percussion, as opposed to her classical R&B sound. On the song, Keys sings about "touching the sky and not letting chances go to waste". It received praise from music critics. Jason Lipshutz from Billboard gave a positive review of the song, stating "The track is her most upbeat lead single yet." Becky Bain from Idolator agreed with Lipshutz, stating that it's "one of the most upbeat songs she’s ever released". Keys expressed that for her, "a new day is the possibility to choose how to create the life of your dreams and letting no one to stop you."