Tinge
Krishnan

Writer and director for film and TV

Tinge graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Sheffield. As a doctor she held posts in Cardiology, Orthopaedics and in the ER before deciding to pursue her love of film at New York University. Shortly after graduating from the NYU postgraduate scheme she, along with three other directors, was chosen to produce a three-minute piece shot in a day, Random Nights, as part of the FilmFour Lab launch at Edinburgh Film Festival.

Continuing her relationship with FilmFour, Tinge went on to make the short Shadowscan, under the “New Directors Scheme” (BFI/FilmFour), winning the BAFTA for Best Short Film as well as being screened at Sundance and numerous other festivals around the world.

Her next short film First screened to great acclaim in competition at the Berlin Film Festival. Tinge then went on to complete The Circle, a half hour drama for Channel 4 and IWCʼs Coming Up, talent scheme.

Tinge’s debut feature film Junkhearts won the award for Best Film and Best Lead Actor (Eddie Marsan) at the 2012 Moscow International Film Festival. Lead actress Candese Reid also won the award for Best British Newcomer at the London Film Festival 2011.

Tinge followed up her debut with the Film 4/BFI feature musical film Been So Long, starring Arinze Kene and Michaela Coel.

Recently Tinge directed three episodes of Industry for HBO/Sky and is BAFTA nominated for her work on Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle for the BBC.

Tinge is directing on the adaptation of The Mosquito Coast for Apple currently.

Upcoming projects include Into the Darkest Corner, an adaptation of Elizabeth Haynes’ powerful account of domestic violence which was a New York Times Bestseller and Amazon Book of The Year 2011. The producers include Michael Winterbottom’s company Revolution Films, Disruptive Element Films and Circle of Confusion. Development has been supported by the BFI and The Wellcome Trust.

Tinge is also writing a screenplay to be directed by WIZ (acclaimed music video director: Manic Street Preachers, Marylin Manson, Kasabian, Will Young) which has Ben Wishaw attached in the lead role.

Tinge is represented by Curtis Brown in the UK and Circle of Confusion and UTA in the US.

CV

Television

Director 

Industry
3 x 60'
Creator Mickey Down & Konrad Kay
Producer Lee Thomas, Lena Dunham (Exec Producer)
Starring
  • Conor MacNeill
  • Priyanga Burford
  • Bad Wolf for HBO for HBO
    Producer Jo Kay
    Writer Nathaniel Martello-White / Roy Williams
    Starring
  • Lenny Henry
  • Douglas Road Productions for BBC4
    The Feed
    2 x 60'
    Producer Simon Lewis
    Writer Rachel De-Lahay / Michael Clarkson
    Starring
  • Guy Burnet
  • Studio Lambert for Amazon, Liberty Global
    Creator Jeremy Slater
    Producer Judd Rea
    Writer Jeremy Slater
    Starring
  • Alfonso Herrera
  • Ben Daniels
  • Geena Davis
  • TV show based on William Blatty's 1971 novel about a priest who performs exorcisms on demonic spirits.

    Morgan Creek Productions for 20th Century Fox Television
    Dimensions
    Directed all 10 episodes
    Producer Megan Stuart Wallace
    Writer Mat Wakeham
    Starring
  • Ben Tan
  • Sci-Fi Thriller based on the myths and legends of Malaysia.
    Incendiary Pictures for Astro TV
    Coming Up
    1 x 30'
    Producer Jim Spencer
    Writer Waris Islam
    Starring
  • Anthony Flanagan
  • Nicholas Aaron
  • A modern-day Western for the Channel 4 Coming Up strand.
    Touchpaper Television for Channel Four
    Creator Neil Cross
    Starring
  • Justin Theroux
  • Apple TV

    Film

    Director 

    Been So Long
    Feature Film
    Producer Amanda Jenks and Nadine Marsh-Edwards
    Writer Che Walker
    Starring
  • Arinzé Kene
  • Michaela Coel
  • George MacKay
  • Feature film adaptation of Che Walker's musical

    Green Acre Films, Film4, BFI
    Junkhearts
    Golden St. George - Moscow International Film Festival 2012
    Producer Karen Katz
    Writer Simon Frank
    Starring
  • Eddie Marsan
  • Candese Reid
  • Romola Garia
  • A multi-stranded psychological thriller set in inner city London

    Soda Pictures
    Coded Pictures / Hustle Productions
    Shadowscan
    BAFTA Best Short Film
    Producer Gary Holding and Justine Leahy
    Starring
  • Paul Bazely
  • BAFTA winning short film based on Tinge's experiences as a doctor.
    BFI / Film4
    Disruptive Element Films

    Writer & Director 

    Producer Andrew Eaton
    An adaptaion of Elizabeth Haynes' powerful account of domestic violence. The book was a New York Times Bestseller and Amazon Book of The Year 2011.
    Revolution Films / BFI
    In development
    First
    Audi Channel Reel Talent Awards
    Producer Sacha Guttenstein
    Starring
  • Kali Perkins .
  • Chris Lodge
  • Celyn Jones
  • Sophie, a teenager with learning difficulties, is a talented pianist. When her best friend Danko enters her into a prestigious composer competition she discovers that the world is not quite ready for her unorthodox musical style.