About the team

Anu Valia is a writer/director whose roots are in India and Indiana. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Anu’s award-winning short films have screened around the world. Her short film, LUCIA, BEFORE AND AFTER premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Short Film Jury Award for US Fiction.

Anu’s TV directing credits include SHE-HULK (Marvel, Disney+), The AFTERPARTY (Apple), And Just Like That (HBO), SHRILL (Hulu), LOVE LIFE (HBO Max), NEVER HAVE I EVER (Netflix), MIXED-ISH (ABC), AP BIO (Peacock), LOVE VICTOR (Hulu), AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS (TruTV), FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET+), AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS, THE OTHER TWO (HBO Max). She directed the pilot for Apple TV’s BIG DOOR PRIZE created by Emmy-winning writer David West Read (Schitt’s Creek).

Her debut feature, WE STRANGERS, is supported by Cinereach, Sundance Institute, Women in Film, Tribeca Institute, IFP, and Hamptons Screenwriters Lab.

We Strangers is a Cinereach grantee.

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