Shal is a filmmaker who strives to bring the inner workings of the human mind to the big screen.
He graduated from NYU in 2008, where his thesis film, the sci-fi horror short The Glow of a Warm Aquarium, took first place at the SyFy Channel Film Contest. Since then he’s kept busy in the narrative, documentary, and commercial worlds. He regularly works with progressive politicians and has created campaign commercials and long-form content for clients including Bill de Blasio, Bernie Sanders, and the ACLU.
In 2012 his documentary series Rockaway 113 helped raised money for Occupy Sandy. In 2018 his Vietnamese sci-fi short The Last Fisherman premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. And in 2019, he greenlit his sci-fi series The End, an international anthology show about the end of humanity. Shal wants to blur the line between art and entertainment and push his audience to ask deeper questions about their own lives and preconceptions. He splits his time between New York, Los Angeles, and Ho Chi Minh City.