SHRUTI TEWARI has spent over two decades in the creative arts with acting projects ranging from a Bollywood blockbuster to numerous award winning independent films. After her stints in investment banking and tech, she, an MBA from Mumbai and MIA from Columbia University, changed course to authentically represent minority voices.
This year, she was selected for the Women of Color Filmmakers Lab and was awarded the YBCA Artist Power Convenings grant and a BraveMaker Pitch Fest grant towards her short film, "Stain Resistant."A past member of the Playground Writers pool, she has also completed the Sundance Collab directors and producers programs to develop her first feature, "Flares," the screenplay for which is an award winner at the Alliance of Women Filmmakers Scriptwriting Competition, and a finalist at WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab and the Big Apple Film Festival. She is also a finalist from the Austin Film Festival Pitch Fest, 2020, and a second rounder in the screenplay competition, 2021. In 2018, she wrote and directed the short, "Trail Past Prejudice," which premiered at the Delhi International Film Festival, won the Silver Remi Award at WorldFest Houston and was bought by Shorts TV, UK. In 2021, she wrote, directed and produced the short film "Mum" which played at the Silicon Valley Asian Pacific Film Festival and won accolades at numerous international festivals. Her satire "Bibijis and Auntyjis,"has been performed in San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Furthermore, she has worked with at-risk youth for over a decade and was awarded a Certificate of Honor by the City and County of San Francisco for creating positive impact through the arts.