TRINETRA PRODUCTIONS is the production company of Rama Rau. Created to give voice to Rau's distinct cinematic vision, the company seeks out original, fierce and dynamic stories that cut across genres. The company has had the honour of having Opening Night films at: Hot Docs, Toronto; Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, Australia. The company has also had official selection films at: The International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), Sunny Side of the Doc, La Rochelle, France; Sheffield; Atlantic Film Festival, DOXA Vancouver, Miami International Film Festival, Cleveland IFF and dozens more.
After years of directing in documentary, Rama Rau now works in both scripted and unscripted, bringing her strong voice and vision, all the while combining her South Asian heritage and experience in different parts of the globe to her diverse work in one hour television series, features and documentaries. Her latest film, The Daughter Tree (2019) recently had its World Premiere at Hot Docs to excellent reviews.
In her award winning debut fiction feature, Honey Bee (2018) starring Julia Sarah Stone (Allure) and Martha Plimpton (The Blacklist), she tackles tough character-driven as well as fast action narrative. Rau made a name for herself as a pioneer in employing all-female crews on her film League of Exotique Dancers, Opening Night film at Hot Docs in 2016 to rave reviews. Rau's work has screened in more than fifty international film festivals and has been covered by The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Playback, The Toronto Star, and Globe and Mail. She has been profiled as one of Canada's Top Ten Women Filmmakers, winning awards like the EDA Best Film Award, the Hot Docs Don Haig Award, the Stuttgart Best Director Award and the Golden Panda for Best Director. A PhD in English Drama and Literature from the University of Madras, India, Rau is an alumna of the Women in the Director's Chair program (WIDC), and of the Judith Weston and Joan Scheckel Director's Labs in LA, and a member of the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) in LA and the Director's Guild of Canada.