Hey, I'm Ria!

New York, New York

Ria Tobaccowala is an Indian-American Filmmaker from Chicago. Ria is a thesis student pursuing an MFA in filmmaking at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. At NYU, she produced nine short films and directed a short film, LIFE AFTER, which was selected for film festivals including Sarasota, Cleveland and Florida. Ria is a grant recipient of the New Hollywood Emerging Voices program and member of the Producers Guild of America Student Program.

 

Before graduate school, Ria began her career at Google. With a passion for storytelling and technology, she led the development of social web experiences and innovations using Google products with content partners, such as The New York Times, ESPN, Fox, NBC, The Food Network and Sony. Ria produced the 2015 YouTube interview with President Obama. She received her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. 

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My Films

While packing up her daughter's apartment, a mother discovers startling details about her only child.

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Life After

2018

 • Short

by Ria Tobaccowala

Projects I'm Supporting

The Great Now What

Denver Feature
Documentary

Surviving a stroke is just the beginning for a young actress who seemingly had it all.

105%

This project got the green light!

"Travel Time With Tami" and "As Thy Moth Doth Roth"

Los Angeles Short
Documentary, Experimental

Two projects for the price of one! My latest documentary AND narrative work.

133%

This project got the green light!

Choose Me: An Abortion Story

Chicago Series
Comedy, Drama

During a harsh city winter, a recently single artists' model spends the week before her abortion sharing her decision with family & friends.

83%

This project got the green light!

FOBia Pilot

Chicago Series
Comedy

A comedy about an Indian FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) as she adapts to life in America with her American roommate and Indian neighbor.

101%

This project got the green light!

FREEDOM SHADOW

New York Short
Drama

On Prom Night, two siblings search for their independence, but are confronted with a harsh reality that freedom may not truly be free.

107%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Inbetween Girl

Galveston Feature
Comedy, Teen

Angie's life becomes even more complicated when she begins an affair with a popular jock at her new private school.

115%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles Series
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.

91%

This project got the green light!

Pink

Los Angeles Series
Drama

As narcotics hit Washington DC hard in 1987, four young girls are forced to provide and protect as their parents lose to the drug game.

125%

This project got the green light!

The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York Short
Comedy, Teen

Penny faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after her boyfriend becomes a superhero.

90%

This project got the green light!

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