Shundell is an American Film Director and Screenwriter, of Indo-Guyanese heritage. Her most recent film, The Festival of Lights, tells the story of a Guyanese family's migration to America and stars Canadian TV Star Melinda Shankar (Degrassi High: The next Generation), Aidan Quinn and Jimi Mistry. Shundell’s first documentary film, “Once More Removed – a journey back to India” has screened theatrically in New York, Toronto and Atlanta; the film has also been invited by various governments for screenings worldwide, including London, Delhi, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Port Louis (Mauritius), Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago) and Georgetown (Guyana). Once More Removed aired on India's Star TV. Shundell’s second documentary film, “Unholy Matrimony: escape from forced marriage” was shot in Islamabad, the North West Frontier Province, Pakistan and Pakistani Kashmir.
Shundell has worked for many major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNN and the Emmy Award winning show “The Amazing Race.”
Shundell is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Film and TV Production. She began her career at HBO’s highly acclaimed documentary division in New York.