Geeta Malik received her MFA from UCLA in directing, and has written and directed several acclaimed short films. Geeta is a recipient of the Edie and Lew Wasserman Film Production Award, the Coppel Screenwriting Award and the Jack Nicholson Distinguished Director Award. Geeta’s first feature, TROUBLEMAKER, premiered at the 2011 Cinequest Film Festival, and was distributed by Asian Crush. In 2012, Geeta was a finalist for the ABC/Disney Directing Fellowship. She was a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow for 2013–2014. Her most recent short film, SHAMELESS, has played at over 15 festivals, including the Sedona Film Festival, and won the jury award for best comedy at the Long Beach QFilm Festival. Geeta is a winner of the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for her latest feature script, DINNER WITH FRIENDS. She is also the winner of the 2016 Austin Film Festival Feature Comedy Screenplay award, also for DINNER WITH FRIENDS.