Talent Guide

Varun Chopra

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2021, Screenwriting Lab 2021


Varun Chopra is an India / US based writer-director and a Sundance Institute Ignite Fellow. His work has been supported by Visual Communication’s AWC fellowship and Film Independent+LMU Incubator Lab. Varun is an LMU SFTV alumnus and recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship. His short film Abandon was picked up by PBS for a nationwide broadcast. His subsequent short Wreck It Raj was supported by AMPAS and was picked up by Comcast. Varun has created content for brands like Asus, Condé Nast, National Geographic, Fox Life and currently finishing a new film for Participant Media. He is represented at The Cornershop for commercial work.

Current Project

Holy Cowboy


A righteous, teenaged cow herder treads down the bizarre world of vigilante “Cow Protection” groups to end consumption of beef and cattle trading in India, only to be caught in a web of politically protected communal extremism.