Saila Kariat
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Saila Kariat

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Saila, an Indian American writer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur, pursued careers as an electrical engineer and builder while dreaming of writing and filmmaking. After obtaining her Ph.D. in electrical engineering, she worked as an engineer, manager, and marketeer at IBM and at a start-up. She also founded a residential construction company. In the writing realm, she published many technical articles as a research staff member at IBM T.J. Watson Research center. She has written several feature screenplays include Gods and Demons, Love in the Time of Corona, Release, Gray and her most recent, an adaptation of Jesus Land, a NYT and London Times bestselling memoir by Julia Scheeres. As a filmmaker, she wrote, directed, and co-produced The Valley, the story of an Indian American entrepreneur seeking answers after the suicide of his daughter. The Valley was selected by over twenty film festivals and won best feature film in four, notably being invited to the Mumbai Film Festival. Jesus Land is in development and will be her second feature film. She is a member of The Writer’s Grotto, Film Fatales, and SFFilm.
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