Congrats to Tanuj Chopra for winning the Special Mention for Comedy Jury Award for CHEE AND T at the 2016 LA Film Festival! Executive produced by Visual Communications through the VC Film Development Fund, CHEE AND T is a film about two brown debt collectors who are tasked with making sure their boss' nephew is presentable for his engagement party by day’s end.
Tanuj Chopra holds a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University and an MFA in film direction from Columbia University where he was awarded the Deans Fellowship. His first feature film PUNCHING AT THE SUN (2006) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and also screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, where it won the grand jury prize. Other award winning titles he’s directed include BUTTERFLY, CLAP CLAP, CARBON DATED and the ITVS Futurestates film PIA. Tanuj is currently working on industrial and independent projects like crowd-funded indie feature NATURE BOY and episodic mini-series NICE GIRLS CREW starring Sheetal Sheth, Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen. In his down time, he facilitates the New Voices for Youth filmmaking initiative, a program dedicated to empowering creativity and civic engagement for teenagers. More of his work is available at www.chopsfilms.com.