Hey, I'm Tanya!
I'm a video producer and director based in Toronto, Canada. I have produced award-winning projects over the past 8 years, including short films and web series. I'm currently producing my 1st feature-length film.
Tanya Hoshi is a Lead Producer at Shopify, the world's leading global commerce company. Her projects encompass an array of content mediums, genres and formats, including international advertisements and digital originals, all spotlighting facets of the entrepreneurial journey.
In her role, Tanya writes, casts, directs and produces original videos and advertisements. Her series In 90 Seconds, won a Telly Award in 2020.
With a wide variety of experience as a film, digital, and social media producer, Tanya is also an independent producer and director. Her past accomplishments include directing the web series BLACKOUT, which went on to win Best Horror Series at Webfest Berlin and producing the award-winning film, TURNING TABLES, which was acquired by CNN’s Great Big Story, TIFF, West Jet, and Alaska Airlines. Tanya’s projects have been supported with generous financing from Telefilm, Ontario Creates, the Independent Production Fund, Ontario Arts Council, Inspirit Foundation, Story Money Impact, and BravoFACT.
Tanya is currently producing her first feature-length documentary, an official selection of Telefilm's Talent to Watch Program.
Tanya is actively involved in her cultural community, being elected as the first Chief Social Media Officer for FEZANA - the largest body of Zoroastrians in North America. As a Persian/Pakistani filmmaker, she enjoys telling stories about her community and volunteers her spare time to produce and edit films about them.
When she isn't working, Tanya is mentoring aspiring filmmakers and working on her online business. She is based in Toronto, Canada.
+ Reel Word Emerging 20 Participant, October 2020
+ YouTube Creator Academy: Get Discovered, January 2020
+ YouTube Creator Academy: Community, January 2020
+ Storytelling: Thread at Yale, May 2019
+ Doc Institute: Producer Essentials Program, July 2016
+ Sheridan College, Advanced Film and Television Certificate, September 2014
+ Hot Docs Doc Accelerator Program, May 2014
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS/JURY MEMBER
+ DOC Org Saavy Producer Workshop, Toronto, April 2022
+ T.O. Webfest Jury, Toronto, October 2021
+ University of Toronto, Toronto, October 2020
+ BIPOC TV and Film, Toronto, May 2020
+ Toronto Life Insider Magazine, Toronto, May 2020
+ FEZANA Digital Talks, Toronto, April 2020
+ T.O. Webfest Jury, Toronto, March 2020
+ Berlin Webfest Jury, Berlin, February 2020
+ Realist Webfest, Moscow, August 2019
+ World Zoroastrian Youth Congress, Los Angeles, 2019
+ WZCC Entrepreneurial Spotlight, Toronto, July 2019
+ Hot Docs For Schools, Toronto, June 2019
+ APTN News, Toronto, April 2019
+ Big Sky Doc Institute, Montana, February 2019
+ Independent Web Series Creators of Canada, Toronto, October 2018
TURNING TABLES (Producer - Short Documentary)
+ Winner – Best Short Documentary, American Indian Film Festival (2018)
+ Winner – Audience Choice, WIFT-T Showcase, "Turning Tables (2019)
+ Winner – Best Documentary Award, Regent Park Film Festival (2019)
+ Winner – Industry Choice, Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival (2019)
+ Winner – Best CineFam Short, CineFam Women of Colour Film Festival (2019)
+ Winner – People’s Choice, Vox Popular Media Arts Festival (2018)
BLACKOUT (Director - Web Series)
+ Winner - Best Horror Series, Berlin Webfest (2019)
IN 90 SECONDS (Producer - Digital Series)
+ Silver Telly Award - General: Motivational “In 90 Seconds” (2020)