Kudos Parinaz Jal!

On 23rd November, 2020, Netflix’s original series – ‘Delhi Crime’, an Indian Television series, was announced as ‘Winner Of The Best Drama Series’ at the 48th International Emmy Awards, making it India’s very first web series to win an International Emmy. A proud part of this project, was our very own Parinaz Jal, who worked as Assistant Director under Director Richie Mehta as also the Script Supervisor.

Parinaz has been working in the Indian film industry for the past seven years. She worked as an Aassistant Director on ‘Fitoor’, ‘Death in the Gunj’ and ‘What are the odds?’, before joining the ‘Delhi Crime’ team.

Parinaz spent five months in Delhi, working with Richie and what she describes as, the most fantastic and determined team she has worked with. As she talks of her experience, she says, “Delhi Crime was that project where you just grow up.” She mentions that though it wasn’t an easy shoot, it was definitely the most rewarding. It pushed her into becoming better at her work every day. “The subject matter was so close to our hearts and our team knew we had to do justice to it. The effort on Delhi Crime was unparalleled. Today by winning the Emmy, all of that effort has come to fruition,” she says with much pride.

Post ‘Delhi Crime’, Parinaz also wrote and directed the short film, ‘What Did You Think?’ which won ‘Best Short’ at the New York South Asian Film Festival and was a finalist, at the Lift Off Sessions and the Lisbon Film Rendezvous. It was also selected for the New York Indian Film Festival, Short to the Point and the First Time Filmmaker Sessions. After her first stint as writer/director, Parinaz had the opportunity of directing a documentary titled ‘Basti’, which is currently being circulated across world film festivals.

Here’s congratulating Parinaz Jal on this prestigious achievement! We wish her the very best for many great successes in her future endeavors!

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