Talent Guide

Shant Joshi

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2023


Shant Joshi is an award-winning producer and president of Fae Pictures, based in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto, on a mission to decolonize Hollywood. On his mission, his projects have won awards at Sundance Framing Agnes, Berlin International Dawn Chorus Day, and BendFilm Noor & Layla, and premiered at festivals like Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, In Flames, Toronto, Scaring Women at Night, Canneseries Streams Flow From A River, Aspen Shortsfest I Live Here, Palm Springs Short Fest Diaspora, Inside Out, Runs in the Family, Hot Docs, BlackStar, Bentonville, and BFI.

Current Project

Granny Lee


An outrageous white-passing trans femme disco-dancing granny in Apartheid South Africa befriends a deceased gay boy's affluent and conservative mother, in an attempt to crib funds for his community in dire need of assistance due to the rising HIV/AIDS crisis - unaware the grieving woman is on a crusade to enact revenge on the man she imagines infected her son.