Sriya Sarkar

Digital Media-ite, Comedian, Filmmaker

Sriya Sarkar can be found at the intersection of comedy, political issues, and digital media. The smorgasbord of her work lives here.

It's pronounced "Shree-yah"

I am a Jill-of-all-Trades: digital media producer, communications professional, filmmaker, and comedian. I like to work at the intersection of digital media, social issues, and comedy because I'm experienced in and enjoy all three. 

I have produced numerous short films (including The Solar System, 2013 Amsterdam Film Festival Van Gogh Award for Best Drama) in addition to writing and directing my own (Rocket Man). Work experience includes the BBC, Discovery, Comedy Central, Indian Paintbrush, and Unique Features.

I have also worked with the Media Democracy Fund and Ford Foundation funded documentary, The Internet Must Go, the Sundance Institute-affiliated Asian American Artists Foundation, and served as the Operations Manager for Upworthy.

To pay off my student loan debt, I'm pursuing the ever lucrative field of comedy. Having started in improv and sketch comedy, I now predominantly do standup at various shows/venues around NYC. I also contribute to the comedic activism of Lady Parts Justice, a reproductive justice advocacy organization.

A graduate of the film program at NYU Tisch, I recently completed my Master's degree in Integrated Digital Media at NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering…#PlotTwist.

My thesis explored using social media and humor to increase voter turnout amongst millennials through an interactive live comedy show and digital campaign. 

I most recently served as the North Carolina deputy digital content director for Hillary For America. Currently, I am the senior digital content producer for Priorities USA.

You can check out my resume here.



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