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Roma Sur is a filmmaker and faculty member at the Film and Television program at the University of Colorado, Denver, where she is an instructor for writing fiction and non-fiction courses since 2009. She is co-instructor for the Lynx Filmmaking Camp at Cu Denver. Recently the web series Seven Days Straight she co-taught in 2016 won the Best Writing, Best Editing and Best Music awards at LA Web Fest.
She has fifteen years of writing experience in fiction and non-fiction. She started her career as a copywriter with multinational ad agencies where she worked on over 50 different clients and brands.
She came to the US in 2000 and received her Master’s degree in Film and Video Production, with a focus on Screenwriting, at the University of Denver, where she received the Harold Mendelsohn Graduate student award. Following that she worked as a Segment Writer and Casting Producer on several Food Network and HGTV shows, including Extreme Cuisine and Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels on Food Network.
As a filmmaker, her artist statement is to give voice to women’s and children’s issues and cross-cultural stories. Her fiction work includes a six-part bilingual series titled Nani’s Tales for children’s television.
Her short documentary titled Storytelling Today (director and editor) received the Boulder Community award. Her feature documentary titled The Golden Hour (writer/director/assistant editor) won the Best Documentary Award at the Indian Film Festival of Houston, 2013. It was an official selection at the Golden Door International Film Festival, New Jersey as well as at the Mumbai International Film Festival, 2014. It was broadcast nationally on NDTV, India in 2015.
She recently completed co-editing her feature documentary Changing Tides about a paraplegic swimmer regaining his life.
Her current project, a documentary titled Pulse of the Mountains (Story Producer/Director) tells the story of three immigrant artists from three regions of the world who have made Colorado their second home. It captures their journey of staying connected with their roots via performing arts.
She has served as a Script Reader at the Denver Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
She has recently completed writing her feature narrative The Rock Within which will be getting into pre-production in summer 2017.
During her free time she freelances with magazines 5280 and Film India Worldwide.