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. She was recently a finalist for the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women and the Sundance New Voices Lab with her latest Indian-American comedy pilot. 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 International Film Festival, 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 and earned Rippin the Emerging Filmmaker Award at Festival Angaelica. Previously, she created the YouTube web series, The Man of Mystery, produced by her brother Gurinder Sindher (Issa Rae’s Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl). Rippin has worked on various commercials, production designed The Virgin Deal and directed an episode of His & Hers for PlugTV. In 2017, she was named Top 50 Influential South Asians and was a panelist on the SikhLens Creative Roundtable. She is an active member of Film Independent and mentors for the non-profit, Writegirl. In 2012, Rippin received the UCLA Women Leaders Award. She represented Central California at the Hugh O’Brian World Leadership Congress in Washington DC. Next, Rippin will direct Broken Drawer.
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.