Mayuran Tiruchelvam is a screenwriter and producer of film and television.

A new documentary film that I produced, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, will premiere at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The film is from the same team behind To Be Takei, director Jennifer M. Kroot, editor/co-director Bill Weber, and producer Gerry Kim.

“The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin” examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. Jennifer Kroot’s documentary about the creator of “Tales of the City” moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan) Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70’s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.

A film I wrote, The Girl is in Trouble, releases April 3, 2015 on iTunes/VOD and in theaters in NYC.

After spending the night with a mysterious woman (Alicja Bachleda), a down on his luck DJ (Columbus Short) discovers evidence of a murder involving a dangerous drug dealer (Wilmer Valderrama) and a billionaire’s son (Jesse Spencer). Desperate for money, he must decide whether to blackmail the killer, or help the girl out of escalating troubles.

It’s a fun crime thriller with a diverse cast, set in New York City’s Lower East Side.

Click to pre-order on iTunes.

Follow me on Twitter @MayuranTiru for updates on the film.

The Films that I loved in 2014

February 19, 2015

In advance of this weekend’s awards season wrap-up, I present my favorite films of 2014. I found this list particularly challenging to write. It’s normally quite easy to devise a list of 10 films that I really loved, but I felt that 2014 was full of many good films but few great ones. Ultimately, my […]

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Sundance Creative Producing Fellowship

January 22, 2015

Along with my producing partner Gerry Kim, I was named a Sundance Creative Producing Fellow for the film I’m No Longer Here, the story of a teenage Mexican kid forced to migrate to Jackson Heights, Queens. I’m No Longer Here comes from the mind of writer/director Fernando Frias, who won the Slamdance film festival for […]

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To Be Takei and The Mend

December 22, 2014

To Be Takei, a documentary about the actor/activist and social media phenomenon George Takei (Star Trek) premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and played at dozens of film festivals throughout the year. It was released theatrically in the U.S. and Canada by Starz Digital, and is available in an exclusive digital edition at […]

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Richard Brick (1945-2014)

April 15, 2014

The following words were shared at the memorial of producer, professor, and former NYC Film Commissioner Richard Brick, who passed away on April 4, 2014. This excellent NY Times obituary details Brick’s tireless work to save the NYC production business during his tenure as film commissioner. Richard taught me everything I know about line producing, […]

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