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Shasha Nakhai


Shasha is a storyteller whose work has taken her to the Hawaiian coastline, the ski slopes of Davos, the Nevada desert, a Cold War bunker, the engine room of a decaying ship, Philippine sugar mills and the front lines of Nigeria’s energy crisis.

Her work has aired on the BBC, CBC, ZDF, and Arte; screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); been nominated for 16 Canadian Screen Awards; named TIFF’s Top 10; and shortlisted for an Oscar.

With over a decade of experience in documentary, Shasha recently released her first drama feature with partner Rich Williamson - Scarborough, adapted from the award-winning novel by Catherine Hernandez. The film made its World Premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award, was 1st runner up for People’s Choice, and received an Honourable Mention for Best Canadian Feature.

Shasha has participated in several talent incubators and labs including: Berlinale Toolbox, the DOC Institute’s Breakthrough Program, Hot Docs Doc Accelerator, WIFT’s Ubisoft Toronto Mentorship, the Reel Asian First Feature Lab, and TIFF’s Talent Accelerator.

She is repped by Great North Artists (Canada) and Echo Lake Entertainment (US).

Contact info:


Great North Artists
350 Dupont Street,
Toronto, ON M5R 1V9

Drew Mackenzie (agent)


Echo Lake Entertainment
9696 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Amotz Zakai (manager)
Chris Davis (manager)
Amotz Zakai

Shasha Nakhai

Main Reel

  • Scarborough


    Link: IMDB

    Type: Indie Feature

    Genre: Drama

  • Take Light

    Take Light

    Link: IMDB

    Studio / Network: CBC

  • Thirty Eight Minutes

    Thirty Eight Minutes

    Link: IMDB

    Role: Producing Director

    Studio / Network: Field of View, CBC

  • Paruparo


    Link: IMDB

    Role: Director

    Studio / Network: ShortsHD

    Type: Short

    Genre: Dance

  • The Sugar Bowl

    The Sugar Bowl

    Link: IMDB

    Roles: Producing Director, Director

    Studio / Network: ShortsHD