About Me:An Advertising and Mass Communications graduate from F.I.T, New York, Insia’s career spans across various fields. Her previous career stints have been quite versatile and she has gone right from working as an assistant perfumer of a leading International fragrance company, to a copywriter in an ad agency called Bleecker and Sullivan (NY).
However, her real calling in life was to tell stories and that’s what she set out to do. So after a decade of soul searching in New York, her quest for story- telling brought her back to India.
While in India, she once again went on to work as a copywriter and it was the television ad that scripted her fate in the celluloid world.
Her career in the film Industry started as an Assistant Director on independent films and television projects. Simultaneously she also continued her writing assignments
Her hard-hitting, debut short film, ‘The Candy Man’, won her two Best Director awards in India and was also nominated at the New York Short Film Festival & Barcelona International Film Festival in 2010.
Insia was also Co-director on an award winning international documentary called ’17 Not Required Indians’, which recently also won a Special Mention at MIFF 2014.
Her second short film on rape,Cock-Tale is currently circulating the festival circuit and recently won the Golden Camera Award for Best Short Film at Nasik International Film Festival 2014
Her love for writing is one of the reasons why she also writes for a portal called www.unboxedwriters.com and is a published writer for magazines like TLF-lifestyle & Travel and a literary magazine called Books & More
Exhibit change by:
I strongly believe in your philosophy that men have to be enrolled in the process of change towards women in the society. Having said that, I am currently active in putting together workshops for men, from all walks of life.The idea is to discuss RAPE-not the physical act but the mentality behind that act. This in turn might give us an insight of what it is that drives some men to rape and others to not.
I'm passionate about:
I am passionate about the issues of everyone that is abandoned, downtrodden and cast out from society. Having experienced discrimination at every stage in life, I am very keen to pursue any causes that have to do with women and children.