Talent Guide

Jhanvi Motla

  • Discipline:Producer, Writer/Director
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2019, Screenwriting Lab 2024


Jhanvi is a Los Angeles based filmmaker from Mumbai and a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory. Her films have been exhibited at AFI Fest, Deauville Film Festival and on platforms such as Netflix and HBO Max. In Fall 2021 she produced At The Gates in association with Beacon Pictures starring Ezekiel Pacheco, Vanessa Benavente, Noah Wyle and Miranda Otto. Her short film Mirage won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Santa Fe International Film Festival. The Manager’s Wife, her feature directorial debut was part of 1497’s Features Lab in 2023 where she was mentored by Mira Nair.

Current Project

The Manager's Wife


Reunited with her husband Abhi after nearly two years at his newly acquired motel, Nitya arrives in California only to discover dark secrets about her new life that threaten to unravel their marriage.