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Ami Tuckered Out

Oct 24, 2018

Filmmaker Shruti Rya Ganguly may be a successful producer, director, writer and perpetual student of the arts, but she will tell you that when it comes to making chai, she would fail miserably.  From her childhood in Oman to shooting in her favorite location, Ethiopia, Shruti's story is one for the books (speaking of which, she just got an essay published in one). We talk about her roots and what drove her to finally come to terms with the idea of pursuing the arts as an actual career.  From working as a intern on Bollywood films to getting her MFA/MBA to starting her very own shop,  she talks to us openly about some of her setbacks and regrets but most importantly, lessons learned, starting over and her support system.  She has worked with the likes of MFA classmate James Franco, collaborated with actor and producer Keanu Reeves and has helped grow brands such as Conde Nast, NYLON and MTV.  And that's just to name a few things.

The best part of the interview was learning that the Shruti I met 9 years ago at a bar in NYC was still the same Shruti today.  With just a few more stories.