YATRA: The Journey

After the two boys she tutors go missing, an Indian widow journeys into a mythical realm to rescue them from legendary demons straight out of the Indian epics of old.

"Alice in Wonderland" meets Indian mythology.

  • Gayatri Bajpai
    Director
  • David Barbeschi
    Writer
  • Brad Roller
    Producer
  • Matthew Roseman
    Producer
  • Vee Kumari
    Executive Producer
  • Vee Kumari
    Key Cast
    "Padma"
  • Suriyan Di Ianni
    Key Cast
    "Ashok"
  • Rayaan Kamal Khan
    Key Cast
    "William"
  • Asit Vyas
    Key Cast
    "Hanuman"
  • Mariel Flores
    Key Cast
    "Beth/Shurpanakha"
  • Aroon Nayer
    Key Cast
    "Sanchit/Rakshasa"
  • Alan Mykitta
    Cinematography
  • Matthew Roseman
    Editing
  • Shivani Thakkar
    Art Direction
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 59 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Gayatri Bajpai

Gayatri Everitt Bajpai is a filmmaker raised in Delhi and based in Vancouver and Los Angeles.
She won the UCLA Directors' Spotlight Awards for two of her short films, "MUCK" (2013) and "Housewarming" (2017), and produced Francis Ford Coppola's "Live Cinema" (2017), a documentary about Coppola’s project Distant Vision.
Gayatri was one of three directors on the anthology feature, Rio (2017), executive-produced by James Franco. Gayatri and her co-director Nirav Bhakta won HBO’s 2019 APA Visionaries Competition with their film "Halwa" (2018), which garnered awards at festivals around the world and recently launched on Disney Plus in India.
In 2021, Gayatri participated in Vancouver Asian Film Festival's MAMM16 as the director of the "The Call" (2021).
Most recently, she directed "Yatra - The Journey" (2022), a short that blends the mythical world of the Ramayana, with one immigrant's experience in modern-day America, and wrote and co-directed "Housies" (2022-) a web series about four young immigrants squished into a small house in expensive Vancouver. Gayatri holds an MFA in directing from UCLA.

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