Shruti Ganguly

Filmmaker/ Writer

Shruti Ganguly is a filmmaker and writer based in Oslo and New York City. Shruti was a member of Obama’s ECCO committee of 30 leaders and creators in entertainment, chairing its Asian Caucus, and is on the Creative Council for Emily's List. She has produced several films (including Spirit-winner H., and the Nora Ephron Prize-winner INITIALS SG) that have premiered at Sundance, Venice, Tribeca and Berlin. Shruti has directed videos for Michael Kors, Google, Unilever, Instagram, Chanel, and crafted the #MySentence series on prison reform for the Obama Administration. 


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. Previously, Shruti worked at NYLON, MTV, and Conde Nast, producing the CLIO-winning 73 Questions series. Shruti sold a genre film to Sony, and is writing a multi-generational drama based on the book SECRET DAUGHTER. She is an EP on a series on the Harlem Renaissance set up at MGM, and her feature directing debut, PRIYA, AT 12 is slated for production in 2021. 


Shruti is a co-founder of the Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective born out of the Women's March that brings together artists and activists to use music and joy as an act of resistance. She is a published writer (Nevertheless They Persisted, Penguin) and a contributing writer for The Juggernaut. 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, and believes that international stories deserve specificity and truth, so they can change the way we exist.