Indian born, British bred, award-winning American writer, producer and director, Arun began her love affair with filmmaking in London at a young age, coordinating documentaries and news magazine programs for British television. In the U.S., Arun’s screenplay THE LAST WEEKEND earned her the prestigious “Directing Workshop for Women Award” sponsored by the American Film Institute and Gale Anne Hurd and was Arun’s first short film, which starred Suzanne Douglas (“Parenthood”). “The Last Weekend” won “Best Short” at the Pan African Film Festival; Emerging Artist at the Kodak sponsored National Black Programming Consortium Festival. In 2002, Vir was named one of HBO’s “Women to Watch”. In 2008, she completed her film, UNFINISHED, a drama about a young South Asian-American woman who is forced to reconcile her relationship with her estranged father. As a producer, her credits include the cop thriller feature “The Bull’s Night Out,” “BB Gun” (Showtime Networks), and the reality series, “Romancing the Joan,” with the legendary comedian, Joan Rivers. Her latest film RESET, exploring addiction and recovery has screen worldwide, being nominated for the Academy Africa Movie Awards in Lagos, Nigeria, Winner of the Programmers Award, The Pan African Film Festival, and Founders Choice Award at the International Black Film Festival Nashville. Arun lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Willie Dawkins, and their two children.