Amelia
Hashemi

Director for film

Amelia is a half Iranian, half English writer/director who grew up in Leeds but now lives in London. She’s currently developing her debut feature film with BBC Films and Parkville pictures.

Her last short ‘Night Out’ had a string of success, winning best short film at Leeds International Film Festival, had its
premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, was long listed for a BIFA award and nominated for the London Critics’ Circle award, amongst others.

Her first short Don’t Blame Us Cos We’re Famous!’ had its UK premiere at the London Short Film Festival before going on to win Best UK short at the East End Film Festival, and it catapulted her into the commercials world where she won a spot for VW, directing 3 branded films for their Motability campaign. They went on to screen at Cannes Lions, and were nominated at Campaign Big Award.

Prior to writing/ directing, Amelia cut her teeth in a variety of positions that span running at Working Title Films, shadowing Stephen Daldry in the early stages of ‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’, interning in the development department at Mirage enterprises, assisting Anthony Minghella and Carolyn Choa on ‘Madame Butterfly’, Video Assist on ‘Breaking and Entering’ (Anthony
Minghella), assistant to Simon McBurney on ‘A Disappearing Number’ (Complicite).

As a casting assistant Amelia worked with leading casting directors such as Susie Figgis, Lucinda Syson and Priscilla John, working with directors like Tim Burton, Mike Newell, Garth Jennings and Fernando Meirelles.

CV

Film

Writer & Director 

Parkville Pictures/BBC Films
In development
Ducksoup/Film4
In development
Night Out
London Calling Award
Producer Harry Starkey-Midha & Helen Dulay
Apal
Longlisted: Reed Short Film Competition
Short
Producer Rachelle Constant
Starring
  • Sagar Radia
  • Short film about a young man and his interest in Islam

    Director 

    Writer Tom Greaves
    Starring
  • Tom Greaves
  • Mockumentary about a British pornstar

    Star Search: Tankerton
    Longlisted: Reed Short Film Contest
    Short
    Writer Christina Carty & Marina Niel
    Starring
  • Christina Carty
  • Tom Greaves
  • Marina Niel
  • Short film about two friends entering a talent contest

    Writer Christina Carty & Marina Niel

    Short film about two friends who refuse to grow up until one meets a new boyfriend

    Three Peg Productions
    Producer Olivier Kaempfer
    Writer Jules Bishop
    Starring
  • Paul Brannigan
  • Juliet Oldfield
  • Parkville Pictures

    Director & Producer 

    Experimental documentary shortlisted for MY WINNIPEG, Channel 4, 3 Minute Wonder Competition

    Television

    Director 

    Producer Daphnee Hocquard
    Writer Christina Carty & Marina Niel

    Ten part comedy web series about two friends

    DMB
    In development