Shahrzad Davani has been an assistant director and producer for over fifteen years, working with celebrated directors such as Ana Lily Amirpour on A Girl Who Walks Home Alone at Night, James Gunn (Super) , Lee Toland Krieger (Celeste and Jesse Forever & The Vicious Kind), Shira Piven (Welcome to Me), Liza Johnson (Hateship Loveship), Jeff Baena (Little Hours) and most recently with Janicza Bravo on Zola. Movies that Sheri has worked on have premiered at Sundance, TIFF, and so on.
She is now embarking on the next phase of her career as a director and one of her upcoming films includes Bad Status, a comedy that she co-wrote. Read More
Anu Valia is an Indiana-born, New York-schooled filmmaker whose award-winning short films have screened across the country and abroad. Her short film, LUCIA, BEFORE AND AFTER, won the Jury Prize for US Fiction at Sundance Film Festival and has screened at over 30 festivals around the world.
Anu is developing her debut feature, WE STRANGERS, which is supported by Cinereach, Sundance Institute, Women in Film, Tribeca Institute, IFP, and the Hamptons Screenwriters Lab. She's currently finishing up a series of short films tentatively titled MATTERS OF CHANCE, produced by BRIC TV, Warner Media's ONEFIFTY program, and Irony Point.
Anu has directed episodes for Comedy Central's THE OTHER TWO, created by former SNL head writers Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly and BET's FIRST WIVES CLUB, created by GIRLS TRIP writer, Tracy Oliver. She is the Director and Executive Producer of Adult Swim's, SOFT FOCUS WITH JENA FRIEDMAN.
Anu is a Big Vision Empty Wallet 2018 fellow, a New York Film Festival 2017 Artist Academy Fellow, and an artist resident of SPACE at Ryder Farm in New York. She is also an ambassador for the American Film Showcase, a U.S film diplomacy program promoting arts involvement and education abroad. Read More
Meet KRISTINA NIKOLOVA DALIO, a New York based writer-director-DP, who talks about her next film, and being on set while nine months pregnant. Read More
Episode 2 of the Filmmaker Files: Meet SONEJUHI SINHA a writer-director based out of Brooklyn. Read More
Welcome to honto88’s first installment of the Filmmaker Files, where we interview filmmakers we love. Launching today, which coincidentally happens to be International Women’s Day... Not that we planned that, or anything. Read More