Magazine article Screen International

Rachna Suri, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

Magazine article Screen International

Rachna Suri, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

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DIRECTOR: Hailing from Loughborough in the Midlands, London-based Rachna Suri is forging her way as an independent director.

She finished the short Playing Ball for the BBC's Original Drama Shorts strand earlier this year, after 2013's Our Lad, the Channel 4-backed and Bafta-longlisted short about a British Muslim soldier returning from Afghanistan.

Educated at Oxford University, where she read PPE, Suri started out in the film business hoping to become an actress.

Her ambitions soon turned to production, and she worked for Universal, New Line and Momentum on graduation, before branching out into directing online programmes for broadcasters, first at Channel 4 and then at Google Creative Lab, where she was executive producer/director.

Suri's way of working is to find an idea, move it to a certain stage of treatment and then work on the script with a collaborator. …

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