Shetani Films is writer and director Geeta Malik. She's the winner of the inaugural Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, and the Austin Film Festival Comedy Screenplay Award for her feature script, DINNER WITH FRIENDS (retitled to INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES).
In 2019, Geeta directed INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES, which stars Bollywood superstar Manisha Koirala (BOMBAY, DIL SE…), Adil Hussain (LIFE OF PI, DELHI CRIME), Sophia Ali (UNCHARTED), and Rish Shah (MS. MARVEL). The film was produced by SK Global and Madison Wells Media, and premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES was released theatrically by Bleecker Street, is currently streaming on Hulu, and is also being released in theaters globally.
In 2022, Geeta was a mentee for Ryan Murphy’s HALF Initiative, and shadowed director Brad Buecker on an episode of Fox’s 9-1-1. She was also one of seven directors selected for the Warner Bros. Television Directors' Workshop, and recently directed an episode of Emmy-winning ABBOTT ELEMENTARY, set to air in early 2023.
Geeta is a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow and an alumna of UCLA’s graduate film program. She wrote and directed the viral narrative short, AUNTY Gs, which earned a College Television Award (a “student Emmy”) in comedy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her other short films include SHAMELESS, BEAST, and APU'S REVENGE. Her first feature film, TROUBLEMAKER, premiered at the 2011 Cinequest Film Festival.
In Hindi, "Shetani" means "mischief."