Paul Mayeda Berges

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Paul Mayeda Berges
Gurinder Chadha, Santosh Sivan, Paul Mayeda Berges at NAATA.jpg
Paul Mayeda Berges (right), with Gurinder Chadha and Santosh Sivan, in 2005.
Born (1968-09-11) 11 September 1968 (age 46)
Torrance, California, USA
Years active 1990 – present
Spouse(s) Gurinder Chadha

Paul Mayeda Berges (born 11 September 1968 in Torrance, California) is an American screenwriter and director.

Of Japanese and Basque ancestry,[1] Berges attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studied film and graduated in 1990. He began his career by making documentaries (on the Japanese American community) and teaching film production (to high school students). He has collaborated with his wife, British-Indian director Gurinder Chadha, on a number of films and made his directorial debut in 2005 with The Mistress of Spices, based on the novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

Berges officially met his wife in March 1994, while he was working as a Festival Director at the San Francisco Asian American International Film Festival. But they had also briefly met in September 1993. They married in the mid-nineties and have twins together; a boy named Ronak and a girl named Kumiko (born 7 June 2007).



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