Par Parekh

Par was born in Texas to Indian immigrants at the tail end of the Carter administration. After a brief stint working in the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behaviour at The Rockefeller University, Par returned to filmmaking — a director, writer, producer, editor, and cinematographer. Par made his narrative directorial debut with the short THE HAPPY, which screened at SeriesFest and Austin Film Festival in 2019. Par produced and co-wrote Benh Zeitlin’s GLORY AT SEA, winner of the Wholphin Best Short Film Award at SXSW, and edited Dana O'Keefe's short narrative THE NEWYORKIST, which was in competition at Tribeca Film Festival. He’s also produced and shot short documentaries for the Haitian Government to present at the World Economic Forum, and edited a feature-length documentary about Cameron Crowe's film ALOHA. Before his documentary and narrative work, Par spent a decade creating promotional videos for such musical talents as Beyoncé and Willie Nelson, and fashion clients such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Macy’s. He's currently finishing his documentary feature debut SISTER UNA LIVED A GOOD DEATH. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Par was named one of 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2020 by Austin Film Festival.

ABOUT Sister Úna Lived A Good Death

Following a cancer diagnosis, Sister Úna — a smoking, wisecracking Catholic nun dedicated to social justice — chooses to live as she’s dying. In Sister Úna Lived a Good Death, we follow the self-proclaimed “leader of the misfits” in her last nine months as she plans her funeral, attempts to complete her bucket list, and confronts what it means to let go.


Sister Úna Lived A Good Death


PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund






PBS/Firelight William Greaves Production Fund

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