Shuchi Talati is a filmmaker from India whose work explores gender, sexuality and home. She is a graduate of the American Film Institute where she was awarded the Women In Film endowment. Her short film Mae and Ash, about a tense open relationship, won numerous awards before becoming a Vimeo Staff Pick. Shuchi is now developing her first feature, Girls Will Be Girls, a coming-of-age, sexual awakening film set in a conservative boarding school in India. Girls was selected for the NFDC Co-Production Market and the Cine Qua Non Script Lab 2019. Additionally, Shuchi is in post-production for a short film about period (i.e. menstruation) sex, A Period Piece, produced by Esra Saydam.
Shuchi is also a producer and recent credits include Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas for HBO, EP'ed by John Oliver and Ezra Edelman. The show interrogated the racially biased policing of communities of color and one of Shuchi's episodes was nominated for a GLAAD award. She lives and works in NYC where she co-chairs the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and is a member of Kalakars and Brown Girls Doc Mafia.