Independent Artist Group Signs Shuchi Talati, Director Of Sundance-Bound ‘Girls Will Be Girls’

EXCLUSIVE: Independent Artist Group has signed filmmaker Shuchi Talati, ahead of the world premiere of her first feature, Girls Will Be Girls, at the Sundance Film Festival.

Premiering in World Cinema Dramatic Competition, the romantic drama written and directed by Talati is set at an elite boarding school in a small Himalayan hill town in northern India and follows the story of Mira, a 16-year-old girl whose rebellious sexual awakening is hijacked by her mother who never got to come of age.

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Shuchi’s previous scripted work includes the short film Period Piece, about an afternoon of period sex, which premiered at SXSW 2020, and the short Mae and Ash, which won numerous awards before becoming a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Also active in the documentary space, Shuchi has served as story producer for the Emmy-nominated Being Mary Tyler Moore, as well as Netflix’s vérité series We Are: The Brooklyn Saints directed by Rudy Valdez, and Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas for HBO, earning a GLAAD Award nomination for her work on the latter.

Shuchi is a graduate of the American Film Institute and is also a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, the Bitchitra Collective, and the Freelance Solidarity Project. An alum of Berlinale Talents, her work has been supported by grants and awards from Sørfond, Aide Aux Cinémas du Monde, New York State Council, Région Île-de-France, and others.

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