Writer, Director, Producer
Shuchi Kothari is a Kiwi-Indian filmmaker from New Zealand. She has written and produced award-winning films (Firaaq, Apron Strings, Coffee & Allah, Fleeting Beauty) that have screened at over 100 international festivals including Venice, Toronto, BFI, Telluride, Cannes and Busan.
She teaches Screen Production at the University of Auckland. Among other projects, she’s currently writing an animated feature screenplay set in Japan.
Shit One Carries is Shuchi’s first foray into directing fiction.
Shailesh Prajapati is a New Zealander with over 35 years of experience in the media, arts and entertainment industries across a range of roles including writer, director, actor, producer and editor, both in India and New Zealand.
He has recently focused on pioneering Gujarati language theatre in New Zealand, directing plays that play to vast audiences and broaden the scope of non-English language entertainment in Auckland.
Director of Photography
Critically acclaimed cinematographer Mrinal Desai works globally on a variety of projects including feature films, documentaries, TV commercials and web series. His documentaries have won BAFTA awards and Emmy nominations. Mrinal’s last feature film, ‘Court’ won 19 awards internationally including Best Film - Orizzonti (Horizons) at the Venice International Film Festival.