Filmmakers S - T


  • Elo Santa Maria

    Elo Santa Maria, Grad

    Lonely Road

    Elo Santa Maria is a 3rd year grad student at TIsch Grad Film. They moved to New York City from Austin, Texas and their films primarily take place in the south. Their background is in visual arts, and they integrate their visual style into the films they write. Elo has worked in film as a camera person for over 8 years, and is thrilled to be able to write and direct their own work.

  • Tara Sheffer

    Tara Sheffer, Grad

    My Dear God

    Tara Sheffer is a Southern director and producer from Little Rock, Arkansas, living in Brooklyn. She has worked as an associate producer of development in the unscripted space, a true crime researcher, Scott Rudin’s assistant, and coordinator at the Department of Motion Pictures, formally known as Court 13.

  • Amrita Singh

    Amrita Singh, Grad

    Winning in America

    Born in Tamil Nadu, India, and raised in Hyde Park, Chicago, Amrita Singh is a Writer/Director with her M.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Interested in empowering individuals through the small victories they claim in the face of adversity, she enjoys subverting her characters’ perceived weaknesses as strengths...

  • Jess X. Snow

    Jess X. Snow, Grad

    Little Sky

    Jess X. Snow is a film director, artist, poet, children’s book author and community arts educator who creates queer asian immigrant stories that transcend borders, binaries and time. They hold a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently a MFA thesis student at NYU Grad Film where they are a recipient of the Ang Lee and BAFTA BBC Diversity scholarships.

  • Emmi Shockley

    Emmi Shockley, Undergrad


    Emmi Shockley is a 23-year-old filmmaker, actor, and writer. She entered the independent film world unexpectedly when she was cast in Michael Tully’s 2014 Sundance feature, Ping Pong Summer. After the highly formative experience of starring in this film and traveling through the festival circuit as a teenager, Emmi was determined to pursue a career as both an actor and a filmmaker. This path eventually brought her to Tisch, where she received a BFA in Film and Television Production.

  • Tatianna Sims

    Tatianna Sims, Undergrad

    The Extraordinary Negro

    Tatianna Sims is a filmmaker, Academy GOLD Alumna, 91st Academy Awards trophy presenter, UNCF Walt Disney Scholar, and a University Honors Scholar graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts who uses the art of storytelling to educate and entertain.



  • Ria Tobaccowala

    Ria Tobaccowala, Grad

    User Zero

    Ria Tobaccowala is an award-winning filmmaker from Chicago. Her latest short film, SHADOWS, will premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Her first short film, LIFE AFTER, was selected for several prestigious film festivals around the world. The film also won best short fiction film at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival.

  • Renkai Tan

    Renkai Tan, Undergrad

    Limitation of Life

    Renkai Tan is a Chinese filmmaker and recent graduate of NYU Tisch's Film & Television program. He wishes to connect the East and the West through his film and tells the underrepresented Chinese immigrant stories. His first short, "The Goddess," was acquired by Film Movement for the Blu-Ray release of “The Wild Goose Lake.”