Sehaj Sethi is an Indian American screenwriter and alumna from the New York University Graduate Film Program. Two of her original feature scripts are currently in development. She is partnering with Scott Free Entertainment on one project and the other is being produced by Ian Bryce with Marianne Farley attached to direct.
She was a staff writer on the CW show Two Sentence Horror Stories as well as at Luma Pictures, where she worked on sci-fi feature projects. Early in her writing career, she created a horror feature for Paperclip Ltd. headed by Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons).
Sehaj was awarded a fellowship for the 2019 New Orleans Writers Residency. Her script The Third Rule was a finalist for the 2017 Athena List. Her feature script My Husband's Corpse placed on the 2012 Purple List, selected by industry judges as one of the best screenplays from NYU, and was an official selection at the Female Eye Film Festival. She is a member of New York Women in Film and Television, an organization supporting women in entertainment. She is also a member of Kalakars, a community promoting and supporting South Asian filmmakers. She is represented by Corrine Aquino at Artists First Management and Alex Rincon at United Talent Agency.
2008 - 2014 New York University, MFA Film
2004 - 2008 Illinois Wesleyan University, BA English
Grants & Awards
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)