Tara Anaïse is an Indian American writer/director. She is a Sundance Feature Film Program Fellow, an alum of the Fox Diversity Writers Program, and an Emmy nominee. Her début feature, Dark Mountain, was released by Gravitas Ventures and peaked at number 8 in iTunes top horror. Her upcoming projects include the features Bombay Blood, which she workshopped at the Sundance Screenwriters Intensive in Los Angeles, and Wildcats, a dark coming-of-age crime drama set in the California desert. She holds an MFA in film production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She can make a mean pumpkin mezcal cocktail, and according to a South American curandero, her spirit animal is the black jaguar. She lives and works in Los Angeles.