Join us for an in-person NYWIFT Member Screening of Shruti Ganguly’s narrative feature Tripped Up, followed by a Q&A with the creative team moderated by Chelsea Clinton!
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM ET (Doors open at 6 PM)
Location: Regal E-Walk, RPX Theater, 247 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Free to attend. Limited seating available. Registration is required.
Please note: this event is now at capacity. Thank you to all who registered!
About the Film
Directed By: NYWIFT Board Member Shruti Ganguly
2023, Comedy, 97 min.
A comedy that follows four 20-something girlfriends in the midst of an existential crisis, in particular Lizzy (Leah) whose passion for being a chef has wained. A past trauma follows her and a last minute road trip to a food festival will soon prove to be challenge for all four childhood friends, testing the bounds of their friendship and fears. Starring Leah Lewis (Half of It, Elemental), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Eraser), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Ashley Moore (I Know What You Did Last Summer), Sasha Fox (Splinter), Jo Ellen Pellman (Prom) and Danny Kornfeld (Loud & Longing).
NYWIFT Board Member Shruti Ganguly (Director) is a filmmaker and writer based between New York City and Oslo. Shruti was a member of Obama’s ECCO committee of 30 leaders and creators in entertainment, chairing its Asian Caucus, and is on the Creative Council for Emily’s List. She has produced several feature films (including Spirit-winner H., and the Nora Ephron Prize-winner Initials SG) that have premiered at Sundance, Venice, Tribeca, Telluride, and Berlin. Shruti recently directed Tripped Up, which will be distributed by Decal (North America) and Universal Pictures (Global). Shruti sold Deathspa, a psychological horror film about a bachelorette party that goes wrong to Sony International, and is currently writing Secret Daughter for Amazon Studios, a feature drama which will star Priyanka Chopra and Sienna Miller, directed by Cannes-winner Anthony Chen. Her coming-of-age feature comedy, Priya, at 12, will be produced by Nikki Silver, and Meena Harris’ Phenomenal Media. On the TV front, Shruti is a writing-EP on the half-hour TV series Brown Baby, which will star Himesh Patel, set up at Apple UK, and has been developing Flossy, a half-hour with comedian and writer Kerry Coddett.
Shruti has directed and produced commercials, branded content, short docs, and music videos, for clients like Nike, Netflix, Unilever and Michael Kors through her production company honto88. and she recently started Prism Entertainment with producers Megha Kadakia and Priya Giri Desai to craft South-Asian focused films and television series. Previously, she was an executive at Nylon, MTV, and Conde Nast, producing the CLIO-winning “73 Questions” series for Vogue. She is on the board of New York Women in Film and TV (NYWIFT), Neutrogena Studios, and Commit2Change. She is also an artist ambassador for the NYCLU. Shruti received her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and went to NYU’s dual MFA (Tisch Grad Film) and MBA (Stern) program . She hails from India, by way of Oman.
As Co-Founder of Lunch Hour Productions, Linda Evans (Producer) develops scripted content for big and small screens and looks for stories that speak to underserved audiences. Over her 25 years in corporate entertainment, Linda held executive and creative leadership positions at HBO, Arista Records, Turner Networks, AOL. Her goal then and now is finding the best way to tell a story and create a memorable experience for the audience. While still at NYU, Linda began her production career filming Richie Havens concerts as a music video series. She next produced Billy Joel’s “Glass Houses” industry press party. She went on to produce Off-Broadway shows, multiple NYC concert series and national concert tours. As an active member of the Producers Guild of America, Linda co-chaired the Women’s Impact Network and assembled an international community of producers for bi-weekly Zooms to share ideas. Linda champions industry change for key issues supporting equity across the industry with tools for producers to find new talent and new stories; to run a green set and adhere to safety protocols. Winner of over 40 industry awards. Member of PGA and NYWIFT. Graduated NYU/Steinhardt.
Producer Nina Warren’s first production traced the Triple Crown battle of racing legends Affirmed and Alydar as an educational film for New York Racing Association on how to read the Daily Racing Form. This won her a job at HBO where she spent the next three decades. At HBO, she created the first national ad campaign produced in-house. She reinvented Free Previews – and expanded the “free sample” concept from one weekend to two weeks over two networks with HBO/Cinemax talent as hosts, including Jerry Seinfeld, Danny Glover, Peter Coyote and many others.
Her team shot promotional material on-set for shows like Sex & The City, The Sopranos, From The Earth To The Moon, and John Adam. She also created digital content for Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, True Detective, and many other originals. As Producer/Director/Writer she created the documentary Catskill Park, a Woodstock Film Festival selection, featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Debra Winger. She wrote and produced Audemars Piguet, an award-winning short film about watchmaking shot on location in Switzerland. She created the reality show pilot What’s Your Job and she wrote, co-directed, and produced the documentary bio of well-known New Jersey artist Harry Devlin that aired on public television. Since co-founding Lunch Hour Productions, Nina and her partner Linda Evans have focused on content development for both big and small screen. Winner of more than 60 industry awards. Graduate of Wellesley College. Member PGA and NYWIFT.
Chelsea Clinton (Moderator), Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works alongside the Foundation’s leadership and partners to help create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service across the United States and around the world. In particular, Chelsea focuses on promoting early brain and language development through the Too Small to Fail initiative, and uplifting/empowering female entrepreneurs and women-led businesses around the world through initiatives like the Caribbean-focused Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network. She also serves on the boards of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. In addition to her Foundation work, Chelsea also teaches at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and has written several books for young readers, including the New York Times bestsellers She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World and She Persisted Around the World, as well as Start Now! You Can Make a Difference; Don’t Let Them Disappear; and It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going. She is also the co-author of The Book of Gutsy Women and iwith her mom Hillary Clinton and of Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? with Devi Sridhar. Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford, a Master of Public Health from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and both a Master of Philosophy and a Doctorate in international relations from Oxford University. She lives with her husband Marc, their children Charlotte, Aidan and Jasper, and dog Soren in New York City.
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This film has received a waiver from SAG-AFTRA for actors to appear for press and promotion.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.