#ProfilesofTenacity: Raika Kachwalla

#ProfilesofTenacity: Raika Kachwalla

April 04, 2023

Raika Kachwalla is a fourth-year entertainment and media studies major who is passionate about bringing diversity to the film industry. She served as the assistant director of the Backlight Student Film Festival last year. She is a Grady Ambassador and currently works as a production intern for MACRO. Previously, she was a media production intern at Seacrest Studios. 

Why did you choose your major?

I was in love with everything related to films and tv series and knew I wanted to be part of it somehow. This major was the best way for me to learn everything I need to know before entering the industry, it also gave me connections I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. 

What is your most memorable Grady experience? 

Going to Cannes Film Festival 

Kaichwella was an assistant director of the Backlight Student Film Festival last year, the festival’s first year.
Who is your favorite Grady professor and why? 

Keith Wilson, he is an amazing professor who is willing to understand you and guide you. He is also hilarious. 

What does tenacity mean to you?
Kaichwalla worked as a media production intern at Seacrest Studios in Atlanta.

Tenacity means being able to fight through whatever comes your way. 

What are you passionate about? 

Bringing diversity to the industry, both from behind the camera and in-front. 

What do you plan to do after graduation? 

I plan to work in talent agencies and management.

Where is your go to restaurant in Athens?

Thai Spoon