Rippin and Gurinder Sindher are two siblings creating content in LA.
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Rippin Sindher (director, writer, producer, actor) grew up in Selma, California. After graduating from UCLA, she worked for the Directors Guild of America. She wrote, directed, acted and sings in The Hideout, showcased in the American Cinematheque’s 2018 Focus on Female Directors program. The film was an official selection at LA Shorts, Long Beach Indie (where it was nominated for Best Narrative Short—Musical), New York Indian Film Festival, San Antonio Film Festival, Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival in Canada, SikhLens and Festival Angaelica where Rippin earned the Emerging Filmmaker Award for Directing. She was a finalist for the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women and a semi-finalist for the Sundance New Voices Lab. In 2012, she wrote and starred in a six-episode YouTube web series, The Man of Mystery. She mentors teen girls in the non-profit, Writegirl. Her poetry has been published in Emotional Maps of Los Angeles. She earned the UCLA Women Leaders Award and was the Central California representative for the Hugh O’Brian World Leadership Congress in Washington DC. Rippin was named Top 50 Influential South Asians of 2017.
Gurinder Sindher is a writer, actor and producer. He starred as Farouk on Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. He previously co-created, produced and had a supporting role on The Man of Mystery. He produced the award-winning short film, The Hideout. Among Gurinder’s commercial acting credits are Western Union, Motorola, Budweiser, Apple and Spectrum. Theatrical credits include The New Normal, Syndicate, Concerning the Bodyguard and The Row. He is currently in development on his next project, Broken Drawer.