NISHA

GANATRA

Late Night.

Nisha's next feature Late Night, penned by Mindy Kaling, made its' world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film was acquired by Amazon for $13M - a record-breaking sale for a female director.

"If 'Late Night' packs any kind of lesson, however, it’s that backward thinkers won’t prosper, and excellence and success are natural companions of advancement. Every comedy should hope to be this timely and clever."

- Indiewire

"Late Night isn’t content to just be a story about a woman of color succeeding despite the odds, it’s also cynical about and challenges such psychologically simplistic narratives."

- Variety
 

Google Home.


Nisha's first work in the advertising space is a 7-spot campaign for Google Home in collaboration with Google and NBC - featuring a powerhouse ensemble of comedy heavyweights including Amy Poehler, Tiffany Haddish, Amy Sedaris, Chelsea Peretti and Maya Rudolph, all gathered for what may be the best Friendsgiving of all time.

The spots highlight features of the Home Hub with a ton of comedic flair - allowing for plenty of ad-libbing from the film's comedy elite.

The campaign was featured in Adweek, Ad Age, and Epicurious.


"The balance of humor and humanity that Nisha infuses into her characters presents a refreshing perspective in contemporary storytelling."

- David Gordon Green, Director

Vanity Fair.


Meet Nisha Ganatra, Director of Mindy Kaling’s Sundance Hit Late Night
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“The fact that it received a standing ovation and a record-breaking sale at Sundance is incredibly awesome, and will help all the movies like it coming after."

"That’s the goal—to get more women in the door, more people of color in the door, and more of these stories on screen so we can all have a more enriching entertainment experience. That’s pretty exciting.” - NG



Television.

Transparent.

(Director/Executive Producer)

"Transparent is magnificent. Daring, quietly searing, funny and profoundly poignant, it is social-observation storytelling at its most incandescent."
- Globe and Mail

"One of those rare shows that alters the complexion of the landscape with its quality."
- The Hollywood Reporter

"Transparent often feels like it was transcribed more than written."
- TIME

Better Things.

(Director/Executive Producer)

"I've been a TV critic for over 20 years, and I've never seen directing and editing in a half-hour series as minimalist, precise, yet full of feeling as what's been achieved here by Adlon and her collaborators."
- New York Magazine

"It's unlikely you'll find a show as refreshing, nuanced and confident."
- Indiewire

"With Better Things, [Adlon's] crafted a show about trying to have it all in Hollywood-make money, book gigs, and raise children-that somehow feels utterly original."
- The Atlantic

Mr. Robot.

(Director)

"A cyber-age thriller infused with a dark, almost nihilistic pessimism about the Internet, capitalism and income inequality. And that makes it kind of fun."
- The New York Times

"Mr. Robot is a worldview-challenging psychological thriller that's steeped in new-century punk politics, nervy with digital-age anxiety, and made with slick, smart panache."
- Entertainment Weekly

"Brilliantly done, one of those series that, although fiction, uncannily and eerily connects with very real current events."
- Globe and Mail

Biography.

Nisha Ganatra is Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated Director/Writer/Producer. Her films have been premiered, won awards and screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, SXSW, and Tribeca Film Festival among others. Her new feature, Late Night, written by Mindy Kaling, made its' world premiere at Sundance 2019. The film receieved a standing ovation and rave reviews in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Indiewire. Late Night was acquired by Amazon for a record-breaking $13M. In 2018 she directed her first branded work: a 7-spot campaign for Google Home featuring comedy heavyweights
Amy Poehler, Tiffany Haddish, Amy Sedaris, Chelsea Peretti and Maya Rudolph. Nisha won a Golben Globe and received an Emmy nomination for her work on Amazon's Transparent, and is currently in pre-production on an autobiographical series for NBC/U TV with Amy Poehler producing. She is the Co-EP and Director of You, Me, Her as well as Co-EP and Director of the Pamela Adlon series Better Things. Nisha has also directed episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Red Oaks, Fresh Off the Boat, The Last Man on Earth, Mr. Robot, The Mindy Project,  Love, Future Man, Dear White People, Married, Love, and Shameless.
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