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Jacintha Charles

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Jacintha Charles
San Francisco, California

Jacintha Charles is a Singaporean Indian Filmmaker and Actress based in San Francisco, California.

Her latest short film, MADHAVI, is currently in the festival circuit where it has won the Best Short Film at the Oregon Short Film Festival and the prestigious UK Asian Film Festival. A story touching on the aftermath of domestic violence within the South Asian community, the screenplay has also been placed in several screenplay competitions including the prestigious Final Draft Fellowship and Page International Screenwriting Awards. MADHAVI was also selected for the renowned Stowe Story Lab 2022 where it has been further developed for a feature script.

​As a filmmaker, her journey is to constantly learn, be open and evolve. Her goal is to share stories of the underrepresented, include diversity in front of and behind the camera and champion and encourage others like her to tell stories of their own.

She has just completed her screenplay, SINGAPURA, a coming-of-age story which is inspired by the 1964 Race Riots in Singapore and is in development of another story, The NIGHT SHIFT, a semi-autobiographical story based on her relationship with her father.

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