Eisha Marjara Bio

Eisha Marjara

Writer, director

With a background in photography, Montreal-based filmmaker Marjara first drew attention with the witty and satirical The Incredible Shrinking Woman which showed off her skills as writer, cinematographer and director. Her provocative NFB docudrama Desperately Seeking Helen received the Critic’s Choice Award at the Locarno Film Festival and the Jury Prize at the München Dokumentarfilm Festival. She pursued fiction filmmaking with German-Canadian The Tourist (2006) which was nominated for best short at Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival shortly after its release. Her latest, the suburban drama House for Sale has appeared at various international film festivals and received its seventh award earlier this year.

Most recently, her affecting photo series and essay on the Air India tragedy of flight 182 entitled Remember me Nought was featured in the fall 2013 issue of Descant magazine, (Toronto).

Her film as well as writing and photography work continues to be circulated and viewed internationally, and included in the curriculum of many universities.

Marjara is currently developing features Venus and Calorie and and has completed her first novel Faerie.