Turning the lens onto lesser-heard stories and people

Before I committed to copywriting for good, I dabbled in film production – helping to make three award-winning short films in collaboration with my friends at Barking MAD Productions.

Aside from being the directors’ right-hand woman, I made sure all cast and crew were fed, helped dress our leading ladies, and even made some bull horns out of bananas... It’s a long story.

Naturally, I wrote all our press releases, casting calls, and promo materials too.

In collaboration with
Barking MAD Productions

What I did
Pre-production scheduling
Managed cast, crew and equipment hire
Story and narrative input
Promo copywriting

A young Sri Lankan Londoner is hell-bent on earning respect, while his community is shown on the verge of imploding as a result of ever-growing gang culture.

Best of Borough Film Awards Winner
Shooting People's Film of the Month
Best Actor/Film/Script at Vimbam Film Festival

Screened at East End Film Festival and London Short Film Festival


An exiled former militant in London is brought face-to-face with his old life, when his 14 year old daughter is kidnapped by an anonymous woman.

Best of Borough Film Awards Winner

Screened at  Raindance Film Festival and Stuttgart Indian Film Festival


A quirky comedy about Taiho, a Japanese guy who wants to become the next big Indian movie superstar – just like his childhood idol Rajinikanth.

Audience Award winner for Best Film at 10th Stuttgart Indian Film Festival


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