Name: Mrritika 'Mou' Sarin Graduation Year: 2020 Feature Track or TV Track: TV Track Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Short Bio: Mrittika ‘Mou’ Sarin is a queer Indian writer, raised in both Baltimore and New Delhi by parents who are from neither. She is pretty used to being the odd one out and this inadvertently led her to screenwriting, the only career choice where this is valued. She recently won Honorable Mention at the Sloan Grand Jury Prize from the Tribeca Film Institute. Her other accolades include the Alfred P. Sloan Award in Screenwriting, being in the Women in Film mentorship program, Humanitas semi-finalist in both Comedy and Drama, and multiple scholarships for TV writing. Before getting her MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, she was a development executive. Her cultural fluency was vital for projects made in India for an international audience so her boss decided to nickname her “export-import.” Now she’s technically an “export-import-export” but that depends on which country you’re looking at this from. This is what she loves about screenwriting: exploring complex identities and transcending borders. Logline #1: CURRY - TV Show - In the cut-throat knife-flinging world of the culinary arts, a hot-tempered Indian-American chef, wants more than anything to prove her authoritarian father wrong and run an authentic Indian restaurant but after a particularly terrible review, Isha fires her entire staff and puts the restaurant at risk.
Logline #2: SGF - TV Show - Neurotic workaholic Aliya is eager to turn a substandard airport in the middle of nowhere around and leave but when a suicidal pilot crashes his plane through their new terminal, Aliya discovers that Springfield isn't going to let her go that easy.
Logline #3: GROUNDED - TV Show - Indian-American flight attendant Jiya Jha flies away from her problems and swats down relationships faster than an Boeing 747, but her dream of moving her base to Singapore's perfectly isolated flight culture is put on hold when she has a panic attack in front of a first-class passenger.
Name three movies or TV shows that inspire you: Orange is the New Black, Vida, Nurse Jackie