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Filmmaker. Actress. Writer.
Monisha Dadlani is an Indian American writer, actress, and filmmaker based in LA & NY.
As a writer, her script "The Boy Who Died" was featured on the annual 2020 Black List. She's an alum of Ron Howard & Brian Grazer’s Imagine Impact, where she developed half-hour comedy "Condoms & Cherries" under the mentorship of writer/producer Seth Grahame-Smith ("Just Beyond"). The series was then in development at Sony with Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan ("The Goldbergs") attached to produce. Her directorial debut short film of the same name, which inspired the series, premiered at CIFF. She currently has another half-hour series in development with Sony.
She was a writer on Apple TV+'s "Wolfboy and the Everything Factory" (produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord & BentoBox). On the feature side, she's adapting "Rosie's Traveling Tea Shop" for MRC with Elizabeth Cantillon and Frolic Media producing.
A recipient of Roadmap Writer's Diversity Initiative Competition, her writing has also placed in The Black List x Women in Film's Episodic Lab, and ScreenCraft's Pilot Launch Competition.
Monisha is an alum of USC’s conservatory acting program and LaGuardia Performing Arts high school (aka the “Fame” school). As an actress, she has apprenticed with One Year Lease Theater Co. and has performed at LA’s Skylight Theater, New Collective, Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), and Theatre 68. You can also hear her voice in an upcoming Nickelodeon International Indian animated series, "The Twisted Timeline of Sammy and Raj".
Prior to the pandemic, Monisha led unconventional renegade tours at the Getty Museum to uphold Museum Hack’s official company motto: Museums Are F***ing Awesome. Her favorite “un-highlight” is a bronze statue with a removable penis (no joke).
Most importantly, her favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor is Phish Food.
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