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SURI PARMAR is a Toronto-based creator described by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as an “up-and-coming filmmaker.” She is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre’s prestigious screenwriting residency, where guest mentors included John Patrick Shanley and Guillermo del Toro, the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing, WIFT-T’s Feature Film Incubator, in collaboration with Telefilm Canada and NBC Universal, and Reykjavík International Film Festival’s Transatlantic Talent Lab for rising filmmakers. Presently, she is a visiting assistant professor at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, teaching writing and directing film.

In addition to Suri’s numerous scriptwriting and filmmaking accolades, she was the Dramatic Works editor of The Stonecoast Review and her fiction has appeared in Crannóg magazine, Vague Visages, and New Haven Review. She prefers to write fantasy in the vein of Kelly Link, Angela Carter, and the Wachowskis, and aspires to evoke the same awe and wonder she experienced the first time she watched Akira (1988).

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