Sehaj Sethi is an Indian American screenwriter and alumna from the New York University Graduate Film Program. She is currently developing the tv adaptation of the novel CITY OF GHOSTS with David Lowery for Fox Searchlight TV and Disney+. Sehaj is also partnering with I Can & I Will Productions on her TV series BAD BETIS, produced by Gina Rodriguez, and is in development on her feature EVERYTHING IS FINE, produced by Antonio Campos.
Sehaj is a writer on the CW show TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES and previously worked as a writer at Luma Pictures, focusing on sci-fi feature projects. Early in her writing career, she created a horror feature for Paperclip Ltd. headed by Yeardley Smith.
Sehaj has been awarded fellowships by the Screenwriters Colony, the Anderson Center, and the New Orleans Writers Residency. She is a member of New York Women in Film and Television, an organization supporting women in entertainment, and of Kalakars, a community promoting and supporting South Asian filmmakers. Sehaj is represented by Corrine Aquino at Artists First Management.
2008 - 2014 New York University, MFA Film
2004 - 2008 Illinois Wesleyan University, BA English
Grants & Awards
2020 - Screenwriters Colony (Fellow)
2020 - The Anderson Center (Fellow)
2019 - New Orleans Writers' Residency (Fellow)
2017 - The Athena List (Finalist)
2015 - First Run Film Festival (Production Design Award)
2015 - Hollywood Foreign Press (Grant Recipient)
2012 - NYU Purple List (Recipient)
Exhibitions & Festivals
2015 - Fargo Fantastic Film Fest (Dark and Light Leo)
2015 - Another Hole in the Head Fest (Dark and Light Leo)
2012 - Female Eye Film Fest (My Husband's Corpse)