The Crew

Rachel Immaraj, Director/Producer

Rachel Immaraj has freelanced in the art department for films, commercials, and music videos for five years now, working as a set dresser and art director. She has worked with clients such as Dell, Pepsi, Hugo Boss, John Varvatos, Target, Microsoft, Best Buy, Whole Foods, and more. In 2015, she taught at Shanti Bhavan, a school in India for children from the Dalit (Untouchables) caste. Upon returning, she co-wrote a small book on human trafficking in Houston. She hopes to use her filmmaking skills to create socially conscious documentaries to better our world. Check out her IMDb page here.

Ivy Chiu, Director of Photography

Born in Taiwan, raised in Texas, Ivy Chiu is a Director of Photography whose work has taken her across the world. She has shot projects in Germany, India, Haiti, French Polynesia, Mongolia, and all over the US. Her cinematography is story-driven and strives to capture the authentic human experience.

Since graduating from the University of Texas, Ivy has photographed numerous commercials, documentaries, and narrative films. Most recently, she lensed Rooster Teeth’s “Encounter Culture,” a Facebook docuseries premiering in August 2019.

Ivy just finished shooting her second feature film “Inbetween Girl,” directed by Mei Makino. Check out her cinematography reel here.

Kovid Gupta, Producer

Kovid was raised in Houston, Texas, and comes from an immigrant family. As a child he was interested in Bollywood films. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, followed by an MBA from Cornell University. Kovid began his career by screenwriting mainstream Hindi television soap operas. He went on to work for Ekta Kapoor and Balaji Telefilms, where he authored Kingdom of The Soap Queen: The Story of Balaji Telefilms. He later joined Rajshri Productions to assist Sooraj Barjatyaon on Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. He then worked as head of business development at Vinod Chopra Films and Film Companion. Additionally, he published another book in 2014, Redrawing India: The Teach for India Story. Check out his IMDb page here.

Natasha Paradeshi, Producer

Natasha Paradeshi graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters of Public Policy (MPP) degree and from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts.  While in Los Angeles, she worked for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking. She is one of the Co-founders of The Landing, Houston’s first drop-in center for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, where she now serves as the Executive Director. She is also a co-founder of Solace Media, a company specializing in graphic design and website architecture. Natasha is passionate about creatively filling gaps in society so that more people are able to access the services they need. Check out The Landing website here.