Shar Starks is a Los Angeles based artist who utilizes Filmmaking and DJing as her mediums of artistic expression. She is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is currently an Echo Park Film Center (EPFC) Co-op member who is passionate about using film as a platform to explore social justice issues in urban communities via community screenings and filmmaking workshops. Her film, Desi Holiday, was nominated for best short narrative film at the Pan African Film Festival. Shar was also one of EPFC's Co-op members who received the Mike Kelley grant which enabled her to make her most recent work titled, A Beautiful Tragedy, which was inspired by the numerous street corner shrines she often sees in her Watts/Compton neighborhood. Shar Starks can also be heard spinning an eclectic blend of soulful sounds while doing cool interviews with artists and/or activists on Optical Track, EPFC's radio show.