MEET THE DIRECTOR:
Sharat co-founded the Visual Law Project at Yale Law School and trained students in the art and craft of visual storytelling.
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ABOUT Sharat Raju
Sharat Raju has been a writer-director, editor and documentary filmmaker for more than a decade. He recently began work in television directing, and in a span of two years has directed ten episodes including “Scandal,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and Grimm.” Sharat graduated from the University of Michigan and with honors from the American Film Institute, where his thesis film American Made earned nearly twenty film festival awards and was picked up for national broadcast on PBS’ flagship program “Independent Lens” for four years. In 2011, Sharat wrote and directed Worker Drone, a science fiction short film for the innovative ITVS webseries “FutureStates.” As a documentary filmmaker, his 2007 feature-length Divided We Fall continues to be seen around the country and has screened in 200 towns and cities throughout North America. From 2010-12, Sharat co-founded the Visual Law Project at Yale Law School where he produced documentary films as a Visiting Fellow at Yale’s Information Society Project and trained law students in the art and craft of visual storytelling. Sharat began his career working for acclaimed casting director Mali Finn on The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, 8 Mile and others. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the American Automotive Association of Southern California.