South Asian director Maureen Bharoocha, who directed an episode of “Saved by the Bell” in November on Peacock, recently directed her second feature, “The Prank,” a dark comedy starring Rita Moreno, Keith David and Ramona Young. , after selling his first feature film, âGolden Arm,â to HBO which premiered last year.
Los Angeles-based writer / director Bharoocha is part of NBCU’s Female Forward program, which aims to create gender parity in scripted television, and along with her counterpart the Emerging Director Program, they are the industry’s premier shows. to ensure participation The directors will direct a television episode during the program, according to a press release sent to India-West.
Currently, Bharoocha, who is half Irish Catholic and half Indian Pakistani Muslim, is writing a new horror comedy feature, “Tina’s 40th Birthday Party,” starring Mary Holland and Betsy Sodaro, according to maureenbharoocha.com.
Previously, she was a segment director on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” for three seasons, after starting his career with his short film âAbajeeâ (shot in the streets of Karachi), which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
With a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Boston University, Bharoocha was named one of India Wire’s Rising Directors in 2020, was on HBO’s 2018 Director’s List and was nominated for the SXSW 2020 Adam Yauch HÃ¶rnblower Visionary Directoring Award.