Indian origin film producer makes waves in Canada

Komal Minhas has produced “Dream, Girl” that has fetched millions in investor funding

Ottawa: An Indian-origin budding independent film producer, whose recent film attracted millions of dollars, is being seen as the next famous person to come out of Canada, media reports said.

Komal Minhas has produced “Dream, Girl” — a feature-length film that has fetched millions in investor funding and has already created much excitement in the media, Daily Herald News reported on Monday.

Minhas has partnered with US director and co-producer Erin Bagwell for the film, NDTV reported.

According to her, “Dream, Girl” is part of a larger movement that aims to tell stories of entrepreneurs to inspire the next generation of leaders.

“We are mobilizing the mid-20 to 30-year-old cohort of women to see themselves as a big part of the female economy. In the next decade, two-thirds of consumer spending will belong to women — that’s 66 percent of the economy,” Ms Minhas was quoted as saying.

“The global female economy accounts for $20 trillion. So we want to put a face to these economic powerhouses,” she added.

The 25-year-old was born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta to highly entrepreneurial Indian immigrants. She was an energetic child and did well in school.

She moved to Ottawa at the age of 17 and attended Carleton University, studying journalism, political science and human rights. Till the time she turned 23, she was already fired from two jobs. She later started working as an independent producer.

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