Shruti is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York City and Oslo. She has directed music videos and shorts for MTV, NYLON, Paper Magazine, Conde Nast, Chanel, and crafted the #MySentence series on prison reform for the Obama Administration. She has produced several projects that have gone to Sundance, Venice, Tribeca and Berlin.
In late 2017, Shruti started honto88, a production company that works in a variety of formats – from narrative and doc features to series, and branded content. She launched it with a narrative feature, Green Dolphin, by director Chris Kenneally and EP Keanu Reeves. Shruti recently directed the pilot for AstroTypes, a show she created, with Above Average, Archer Gray and NYLON, and she is developing a narrative series with Killer Films amongst other projects.
Shruti worked for several years with James Franco on films, and produced an experimental art performance with him and Marina Abramovic, called Bird Shit, which premiered at the MoMA. Previously, Shruti worked at NYLON, MTV, and Conde Nast, producing the CLIO-winning 73 Questions series. Shruti was a member of Obama’s ECCO committee and is on the Creative Council for Emily’s List. She is a co-founder the Resistance Revival Chorus and the Contributing Editor for Harper’s Bazaar India. Shruti received her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and went to NYU’s dual MFA/MBA program at Tisch and Stern. She hails from India, by way of Oman.