WHO ARE WE?

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Brave film,TV, video and VR that makes you stop, think, look again. We are deeply rooted in the movement of audiences and ideas. We make movies, TV, videos and campaigns in all mediums that connect and can change the world.

We focus on core values:
honesty, curiosity, kindness, humor

It's in our process and in our work.
We make damn good stuff.
And we make stuff happen.


CLIENTS

Honto Clients

MEET THE TEAM

Shruti Ganguly

Shruti Ganguly

Shruti is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York City. She has made several feature films and VR that have gone to Sundance, Venice, Berlin, Telluride and AFI. Shruti 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, featuring Tim Robbins, Pusha T and Gabourey Sidibe. She recently launched her own production company, honto88, which focuses on scripted film and television, narrative features and videos and VR, with strong female voices and crafted through a socially responsible lens. Shruti just wrapped production on a feature with Keanu Reeves called Green Dolphin, and is developing several other scripted films and TV series, including Girly with Refinery29 and Rashida Jones. In 2014, Shruti produced Bird Shit with James Franco and Marina Abramovic, which premiered at MoMA PS1. Previously, Shruti ran the video departments and developed the video strategy at NYLON, MTV, and Conde Nast (producing the CLIO-winning 73 Questions series for Vogue). 

Shruti was a member of Obama’s ECCO committee and is on the Creative Council for Emily's List. She was a TED India (Ink) Fellow, and a Global Economic Symposium Young Fellow. 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.

Casey is an Associate Producer at Honto88 and is the main contact for branded, fashion & beauty content. She joins Honto88 with a background working primarily in the Fashion industry. She has worked at Vogue, Allure, and with several well known celebrity stylists, before deciding she wanted to combine her interests in fashion and beauty with her love of film and video.

Casey Kohlberg

Casey Kohlberg

Rachel Kessler

Rachel Kessler

Rachel is a Brooklyn based award-winning filmmaker and an associate producer at Honto88. She began her film career in 2014 when she directed 20 BAHT, a short documentary about child trafficking in Bangkok. She has since directed and produced a number of short films and music videos. Her most recent music video, “Sermon Sippin”, was shortlisted for a Shiny Award. Rachel comes from a background in lighting and has been described by some as a gearhead.

Polina is a production associate at Honto88. 
Born in Ukraine, raised in Nigeria, educated in UK - she is a New York based filmmaker of many passions and interests. Her skills are flexible enough to switch from pre-production to production, and to editing. She aspires to tell stories that are diverse and inclusive through integration of new technologies and traditional filmmaking medium. Her recent short film “Pool Party” is currently in festival circuit and she has produced a number of shorts films and music videos.

Polina Buchak

Polina Buchak