Shuchi Talati is a filmmaker from India whose work challenges dominant narratives around gender, sexuality, race and South Asian identity. Her most recent short film,A Period Piece, about an afternoon of period (i.e. menstruation) sex, was selected for SXSW 2020. Her previous film,Mae and Ash, about a tense open relationship, won numerous awards before becoming a Vimeo Staff Pick.
Shuchi is in development for her first feature, Girls Will Be Girls, a sexual awakening film set in a conservative boarding school in India. Girls has been selected for the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film Lab, Berlinale Script Station, Cine Qua Non Script Lab, and is fiscally sponsored by Women Make Movies. Shuchi will be participating in Berlinale Talents 2021, and her work has also been supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, the Women in Film endowment, and Région Île-de-France.
Shuchi is also a writer and producer for documentaries. Her credits include a series for Netflix exploring football and masculinity; and Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas for HBO, which interrogated the racially biased policing of communities of color, and where one of Shuchi's episodes was nominated for a GLAAD award.