Ragini Bhasin is a filmmaker of South Asian heritage, born and raised in India, and currently residing in Los Angeles. A graduate of Dodge College of Film and Media arts, Chapman University, she has made award-winning films like 'Ghazaal' and 'Las Escondidas', which have played numerous festivals worldwide, including, Oscar-qualifying Nashville, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, Florida, Flicker's Rhode Island International, Tirana International Film Festival and Femme Filmmakers in the same line-up as Olivia Wilde and Lulu Wang. Her film was also featured in the Wrap's Shortfilmfestival and distributed by the German ARTE channel in France, Germany, and Belgium, ShortsTV, Argo Channel, and PBS. She is also the recipient of the Meredith Macrae Memorial Award by WIF, the Maya Deren Short Film Innovation Prize by Femme Filmmakers, BAFTA Newcomers Program 2021 & 2022, The Sundance Institute | Starlight Media’s Star Collective Program, an Alliance For Women In Media Mentee 2021, the winner of the CAPE x Janet Yang Productions’ Short Film Challenge, and Film Independent Project Involve Fellow 2023.
She has directed English, Hindi, Dari, Spanish, and Mandarin films and loves working with non-actors who bring unparalleled freshness and condor on screen. Her work de-stigmatizes topics that are deemed controversial and explores the psyche of underrepresented communities, from Muslim Hijabi women to transgender athletes.
Currently, she directs unscripted digital series that garner millions of views for Jubilee Media’s Youtube channel including series like Middle Ground, Spectrum, Odd One Out (Nominated for the Streamy Awards in 2021), and Ranking amongst others. These series have been sponsored by brands like Netflix, Google, Warby Parker, Always, Grammarly, and Honey, amongst others. She is also in the development of her first feature film- a social thriller that revolves around the life of an acid attack survivor.
HAPPY RAKHI (2022)
A feisty Indian girl’s relationship with her brothers is tested when she starts her period during their festive celebration of Raksha Bandhan.
LAS ESCONDIDAS (2021)
When an 8-year-old stubborn girl is instructed by her mechanic father to tend to a little boy, she tries various tricks to infer the relationship between him and her father.
A 13-year-old feisty Afghan refugee hustles around as she experiences her period in a refugee camp.