Juhi Sharma

About

Juhi Sharma is an NYC and Chennai based filmmaker working in documentaries, fiction films, music videos and branded content. She has an MFA in Cinematography from LV Prasad Film & TV Institute, Chennai and is in partial completion of an MFA in Direction from Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, NYC.

She is most interested in telling stories of India's women and children and her focus drives her to understand the universal thread of emotion that unites us all, irrespective of the boundaries society has placed on us.

With work panning across 6 years, she has been a part of over 50 films as a cinematographer and is currently building her reel as a director with 5 shorts under her belt. Her work in documentary and AD films has taken her to UAE, England and United States apart from India. As a DP, her film Walk of Fame, with Dir. Blaine Morris premiered at the Oscar Qualifying NY Shorts International Film Festival and has traveled to festivals in the US and Abroad. Her directorial debut, Skinny Love premiered at the Alternative Film Festival in Toronto and was the Official Selection at the Newark International Film Festival and Adirondack International Film Festival amongst others. Her diploma film Podhum Ponnu, won her Best Cinematography in the International Section at the AMU International Film Festival. She is currently working on her debut feature documentary The Vinyl Records: Destroy Phallus Oppression as the DP and Co-Director. The film, while still in production, has been pitched at prestigious documentary festival Meet Markets including Australian International Documentary Conference (Australia), Sheffield DocFest (England) and Dok Leipzig (Germany). 

When she is not on set, she is exploring quaint cities, photographing strangers on streets and making friends with animals.

Commercial clients include AT&T, The Atlantic, LinkedIn, Dolby, Postmates, PEN America, First Group, TI Cycles and Flipkart. 

Affiliations

Indian Women Cinematographers' Collective (IWCC)
Brown Girls Doc Mafia 
NYC Women Filmmakers
Kalakars

Contact

juhi.rk.sharma@gmail.com

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Filmography

Documentaries

The Vinyl Records- Destroy Phallus Oppression- Feature- Co.Dir & Dir. of Photography- In Production

In Your Corner- Feature- Dir. of Photography- In Production

To Life- Doc Series- Addl. Cinematography- 2020

India 2050- Doc Series- Addl. Cinematography- 2019

Untitled series on Copper- Doc Series- Dir. of Photography- 2019

Enemies of Unreason- Feature- Dir. of Photography & Editor- 2019 

Slow Fashion- Feature- Dir. of Photography & Editor- 2019 

The Never Ending Path- Feature- Dir. of Photography & Editor- 2018 

Invisible- Feature- Addl. Cinematography- 2018 

Seleno Clarke-A Documentary- Feature- Addl. Cinematography- 2018

The Alice Sheppard Documentary- Short Doc- Dir. of Photography - 2018

SPURS Documentary- Short Doc- Dir. of Photography - 2018 

The Last Horses in Brooklyn- Short Doc- Co-Director & Dir. of Photography - 2018 

Real Heroes- Short Doc Series- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

In The Wake of the Hill- Short Doc- Dir. of Photography- 2013

Fiction

B.Selvi- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2020

Cramming- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2019

Amateur Hour- Short Sketches- Dir. of Photography- 2019

Dawat- Short- Director- 2019

Sourdough Starter- Short- Director- 2019

Monica The Magician’s Assistant- Short- 1st Assistant Director- 2019 

Kyung Hee- Short- 1st Assistant Director- 2019 

Intervention- Short- Director- 2018 

Skinny Love- Short- Director & Dir. of Photography - 2017 

Show & Tell- Short- Script Superviser- 2019 

Doppelbanger- Short- 1st Asst. Camera- 2018 

321- Short- Dir. of Photography & Editor- 2018

Naan Conforming- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2018 

Two Questions- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2018

Two Women- Short- Co-director- 2018 

Cheap Chad- Feature- Addl. Cinematography- 2018 

Walk of Fame- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2018 

One Night Stand- Short- Director- 2018 

Ex-Crisis- Short- Dir. of Photography-2018 

Roses Are Blind- Short- 1st Asst. Camera- 2017 

Bad Housewife- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Chahat ke Gubaare- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Happy Journey- Feature- 1st Asst. Camera- 2016 

Nidhiche Ajoba- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2016 

Vasantha Maaligai- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2015 

Podhum Ponnu- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2014 

Nylah- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2013

Branded Content

H4 EAD PSA- Client: SAALT - Dir. of Photography- 2019

Event Showcase- Client: Le Casa de Don Pedro- Dir. of Photography- 2019

TRANSFORMHer- Client: LINKEDIn- DIT- 2019

Celebrating the American Dream- Client: Postmates- DIT - 2018 

Outdoor Fest 2018- Client: Outdoor Fest- Dir. of Photography- 2018 

Small Business Film- Client: TheatreLab- Dir. of Photography- 2018

DREAMing out Loud- Client: PEN America- DIT- 2018 

EXL Security Internal Film- Client: EXL Security- Dir. of Photography- 2018 

Explainer Videos- Client: FirstSynch- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Real Heroes- Client: Tested Healthcare- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Be Audacious- Client: Audacious Clothing- Dir. of Photography & Editor- 2017

Play with the Champions- Client: BOOST- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Freedom Hop- Client: TI Cycles- Dir. of Photography- 2016 

TAPMI Brand Films- Client: OneMG- Addl. Camera- 2016

Earth of the Future- Client: Arture Design- Dir. of Photography- 2015 

Discover Dubai Experience- Client: First Group- Dir. of Photography- 2015 

Real Wish Heroes- Client: Flipkart- Dir. of Photography- 2015

Big Billion Day Hunt- Client: Flipkart- Dir. of Photography-2015

Music Videos

Mekkuri: Mekkoh- Dir. & Dir. of Photography- 2019

Are You Serious: Addi McDaniel- Dir. of Photography- 2018 

Como Minimo: Micropixie- Dir. of Photography- 2019 

Energy: Raegan Sealy & The Band- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Kale Garden: Kombuchachacha- Dir. of Photography- 2018

Infiniprayer- Addl Cinematography- 2015

Andairval- Dir. of Photography- 2014

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Awards & Nominations

TVR: DESTROY PHALLUS OPPRESSION- 
Developed with assistance from Screen Australia
Australian International Documentary Festival, FACTory 2020
Sheffield DocFest MeetMarket, 2020
Dok Leipzig, 2020 

CRAMMING- 
Official Selection- Brooklyn International Film Festival, 2020 

PURRRFECT INTERVENTION- 
Official Selection- Astoria Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection- Grove Film Festival, 2020

TWO QUESTIONS-
Official Selection- Amazon Prime All-Voices Film Festival, 2019
Official Selection- NewFest Film Festival, 2019

3-2-1- 
Official Selection- Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico 2019
Official Selection- VI International Film Festival Golden Frame, 2019
Official Selection- First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, 2019

WALK OF FAME-
Official Selection- NY Shorts International Film Festival (Oscar Qualifying), 2019
Official Selection- Official Latino Film Festival, 2019

CHAHAT KE GUBAARE-
Best Short Film (Comedy)- Filmmakers without Borders,2018
Best Short Film- 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection- 11th Annual Film Festival, Film Aid, 2018
Official Selection- 10th International Inter-University Short Film Festival, Dhaka University FilmSociety, 2018
Official Selection- Delhi International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection- 10th CUT-IN Students' Film Festival, TISS, 2017

SKINNY LOVE
Official Selection- Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, 2018
Nominated for Best Actress- Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, 2018
Official Selection- Newark International Film Festival, 2018
Official Selection- Adirondack Film Festival, 2018

PODHUM PONNU-
Best Cinematography Award in the International Category- Aligarh Muslim University International Film Festival, 2015

IN THE WAKE OF THE HILL
Nominated for the National Award of India (Documentary- Short), 2014
COINS International Film Festival, Sri Lanka, 2014

NYLAH
Nominated for National Student Film Awards of India (Short Fiction), 2013

WASTED BIN-
Gold ABBY (Digital Outdoor), Goafest 2014
Gold (Digital), IAA Olive Crown Awards 2014
Blue Elephant (Innovative Use of Technology), Kyoorius Advertising and Digital Awards 2014
Gold (Best use of unconventional media), Pitch Youth Marketing Awards 2013

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