Hi, I’m Pari Mathur. Nice to meet you! I’m a San Francisco-Bay Area based filmmaker. Here is a picture of me directing on set. My children think I watch TV as a job. Sorry, what’s that? Oh, my name is pronounced Perry, not Pah-ree—thanks for asking!
I grew up in Cupertino, California and went to film school down in LA. I got sucked back up north and started a production company making TV ads and branded content. After a long run, I decided to make my first feature film, Family Party. It took me 6 years to figure out and was acquired by Netflix in 2016. In the middle of that ordeal, I found myself telling stories for tech companies like Pinterest, Coursera, and Enjoy. I’ve made a few more films since then; my second feature, Lucky Fifty (2018), and a few shorts, Life With Wifey (2022) and Now What? (2023).
Currently, I’m a Senior Writer and Director at LinkedIn.
Follow my filmmaking journey on my blog where I write about things like wrangling actors, my beard, and the delicate balance of trying to make art while raising two kids. Be sure to browse the top menu for more of my work, films, and fun shorts,
Here’s my 2023 Director’s Reel:
San Jose Mercury News – 15 Films You Should Not Miss
NBC Bay Area – Filmmaker Pari Mathur on Asian Pacific America
India West – Netflix Acquires Filmmaker Pari Mathur’s Romantic Comedy ‘Family Party’
India.com – Pari Mathur’s ‘Family Party’ Wonderfully Explores the Life of the Indian-American Diaspora
Urban Asian – Netflix adds ‘Family Party’ to it’s list of films to watch!