grounded for christmas

A Mar Vista/Lifetime movie


I wrote and directed this fun holiday romantic comedy about two airline pilots who get stuck in a Cleveland suburb due to a blizzard and find love in the process. The movie stars Julianna Guill, Corey Sevier and Cheryl Ladd and premiered on Lifetime Channel on December 8, 2019.

Click the photo above to view (password required). 


A Netflix Original Movie

wrote this little Christmas rom-com and, to my surprise, it got made into a Netflix Original movie!

TIME Magazine called it one of "the best Christmas movies of 2018!" Read the article here


wrote and directed this romantic comedy feature film, winner of the Audience Award at the Asian American Int'l Film Festival and starring Samrat Chakrabarti, Rebecca Hazlewood, David Alan Grier, Gerry Bednob, PJ Byrne, Jaleel White and many more.  

To view the film, please click on the poster above. Password is required and available upon request.


(in development)

CHOKORA is an upcoming feature film written and to be directed by Amyn Kaderali about the street kids of Nairobi. The screenplay was workshopped in the Film Independent Lab and won the 2016 Cinestory Fellowship Award. To see more about CHOKORA, visit here.