Teen in Rural India Follows Her Dream in New Netflix Film, Skater Girl.

Monday, May 17, 2021


 

We are so excited about this film being released, we were lucky enough to be in meetings and hear about it in its conception and just knew it was going to be awesome. Big thanks to Manjari & Emmanuel, and of course Hedi Lemmon, for including us early on.

In the inspiring feature film Skater Girl, a teen in rural India must fight against all odds to follow her dreams of becoming a skater and competing in the national championship. 

Releasing on Globally Netflix June 11, 2021.

 


 

Skater Girl is a coming-of-age story about confidence, courage, and the profound impact of blazing your own trail. Set in a remote village in Rajasthan, India, the film follows Prerna (Rachel Saanchita Gupta in her debut performance), a local teen living a life bound by tradition and duty to her parents. But when London-bred advertising executive Jessica (Amy Maghera) arrives in the village to learn more about her late father's childhood, Prerna and the other local children are introduced to an exciting new adventure thanks to Jessica and her old friend (Jonathan Readwin) who cruises into town on a skateboard. 

The kids become infatuated with the sport, skating through the village, disrupting everything and everyone around them. Determined to empower and encourage their newfound passion, Jessica sets out on an uphill battle to build the kids their own skatepark, leaving Prerna with a difficult choice between conforming to society's expectations of her or living out her dream of competing in the National Skateboarding Championships. 

 


 

Written, Directed and Produced by Manjari Makijany. Starring Rachel Saanchita Gupta, Amy Maghera, Shafin Patel, Jonathan Readwin with special appearance by Waheeda Rehman. 

Produced by Emmanuel Pappas and Co-written and Produced by Vinati Makijany.

 

Watch the SKATER GIRL trailer HERE

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