Talent Guide

Smriti Mundhra

  • Discipline:Director, Producer
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2016, Grants and Awards 2016


Smriti Mundhra has been working in the film and television industry for over ten years. With partner Ben Rekhi, she produced Bomb the System, a 2004 Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best First Feature, and the award-winning feature film Waterborne. She also co-produced Punching at the Sun, an official selection of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, as well as over one dozen award-winning short films, including the 2010 Sundance Film Festival official selection and Women In Film award-winner “New Media.” Her other production credits include Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2, Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich, Neil LaBute’s Nurse Betty and both the Coen Brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Man Who Wasn’t There. Her writing has appeared in Filmmaker Magazine, Latina the New York Daily News, Esquire and Vogue India.

Current Project

The Marriage Brokers (Documentary Feature)


In a modern India still weighed down by tradition, three young women must put their lives and dreams on pause to have arranged marriages.