ruchi mital

foundress / filmmaker / ceo

"I need a day to tell the history of one second

 I need a year to tell the history of one minute

I need a lifetime to tell the history of one hour

I need an eternity to tell the history of one day.

one can do everything

apart from the history of what one does."

- Jean Luc Godard

Ruchi Mital sees filmmaking as a beautiful attempt to tell the story. The story moves, the story has power, the story can only be realized through collaboration and the potent combination of sound, image, vision. This is Ruchi’s life work, and why she has founded Solani Media with dear friends and engineers of the possible Zach and Brendan: to create a greenhouse where how we work and what we make can come together to create new living stories, and therefore, new realities.

Ruchi brings to Solani over a decade of experience developing and producing high quality, high profile long-form film and television projects. Her first film, We Could Be King won the Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary. Her subsequent films have screened at festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, and Hot Docs, and she has produced work for partners including HBO, Netflix, Paramount, and more.

Most recently, Ruchi produced and co-wrote This World is Not My Own, a genre-bending hybrid documentary about the artist Nellie Mae Rowe that is currently touring festivals around the world. In tandem, she authored a chapter in the NYT Critics’ Pick Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe about the filmmaking process.

In 2020, Ruchi was selected as one of DOCNYC’s 40 Under 40 list of emerging non-fiction talents. She has served as a filmmaking mentor through the 2021 Sundance Producer’s Intensive and 2022 DOCNYC Storytelling Incubator. Ruchi holds a Masters in Media Studies from The New School, with a concentration on the art form that she loves: the documentary.


Encounters (2023, Netflix, with Amblin Entertainment, Boardwalk Pictures, Vice)

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow (2023, docnyc premiere)

This World is Not My Own (2023, with OpenDox, SXSW, Hot Docs Premiere)

Women Making History (2021, Lifetime, Feat. Kamala Harris)

The Me You Can't See (2021, Apple TV+)

This is Personal (2019, Paramount Pictures, Sundance Premiere)

The Case Against Adnan Syed (2019, HBO, Emmy nomination)

Connecting Thread (2017, Refinery29)

Local Voices (2016, Democratic Super PAC Campaign)

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016, Netflix, Sundance Premiere)

Hell Week (2015, ESPN)

We Could Be King (2014, Tribeca Films, Emmy-winner, Outstanding Sports Doc)