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MEET the PATELS
Geeta V. Patel - Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer
Geeta is known for her emotional, form-pushing, and nontraditional style that merges documentary and dramatic forms. Geeta and her brother Ravi directed the box-office hit Meet the Patels, which led to a writing/directing deal with Fox Searchlight for the feature film adaptation.
Geeta is also writer/director of the upcoming feature film Mouse, produced by Grant Hill (The Matrix, Tree of Life). Geeta made her directorial debut with the documentary war thriller, Project Kashmir, which led to directing fellowships at Sundance and Tribeca. She began her career as a writer’s assistant in TV and then served as associate screenwriter on features films, including The Fast And The Furious and Blue Crush.
A graduate in Comparative Area Studies from Duke, Geeta was inspired to enter storytelling by Anthony Minghella, who she met while studying in Berlin. Geeta has been a visiting artist in Belarus, Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia, and Japan through the US State Department.
Meet the Patels (2014) – Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer
Project Kashmir (Documentary) (2008) – Director/Producer
The Rundown (2003) – Associate Writer
Blue Crush (2002) – Associate Writer
The Fast and the Furious (2001) – Associate Writer