I am an award-winning filmmaker, narrative journalist and media consultant who uses documentary, photography and multimedia forms of storytelling. I grew up in London and now split my time between Sri Lanka, Cambodia and the United Kingdom.
My work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian and broadcast on Aljazeera English; screened at international documentary festivals; and selected as one of the best documentaries from South Asia for 2011-12. My first film ‘Kerosene’ (16 mins) won best documentary short at the South Asian International Documentary Festival 2013, Seattle. My subsequent documentary short ‘The Story of One’ (19 mins) won the inaugural Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation grant prize, 2013.
I have over 5 years of experience in media production working for a variety of clients and under different grants including the Ford Foundation, the US State Department and the World Bank. In addition, I have 8 years of experience of working in media restrictive, conflict and post-conflict environments, during which I conceptualised and developed award-winning new media narrative projects. I am also a qualified media and human rights lawyer and a former correspondent for Radio Netherlands Worldwide. I studied psychology at the University of Cambridge and international human rights at the University of Oxford, focusing on new media and conflict.
I am available to work internationally, and especially in South and South East Asia and the United Kingdom.