About

PRODUCER – DIANE SHORTHOUSE

DIANE SHORTHOUSE started in the industry as a stand in on The Tenth Kingdom (1999) under the director Herbie Wise.  She worked on many big budget features including for Eva Green on Casino Royale (2006) and for Scarlett Johansson on The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

Diane produced the Skillset funded short film projects for The Actors Centre, London.  The project aimed to equip actors with the skills needed for filmmaking and she produced a total of 26 short films over a four-year period, including Hamlet Little by Suri Krishnamma, Gently by Rikki Beadle-Blair, In The Mix by Denis Lawson and Angel by Sue Dunderdale

Diane has Produced a number of features; KickOff directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair and FIT in conjunction with the charity Stonewall. The action movie Mercenaries, starring Billy Zane, Payback Season starring BAFTA winner Adam Deacon and football legend Sir Geoff Hurst and most recently Damian Jones feature Powder Room. Powder Room stars BAFTA winner Sheridan Smith alongside Jaime Winstone, Kate Nash and Oona Chaplin and was sold to Universal.

Diane is also Line Producer at RAW TV and has production managed the documentary/drama Miracle Landing on the Hudson for National Geographic, a two hour special about the 2009 plane crash. Missing, a documentary about missing people for Channel 4 and The Russian Yeti, a feature length documentary for Discovery.

Diane was born in Portsmouth and studied contemporary dance at Middlesex University, London.

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DIRECTOR – SURI KRISHNAMMA

Suri Krishnamma

Suri Krishnamma graduated from the National Film and Television School in 1990 with the second of three BAFTA nominations for Water’s Edge (1989), previously being nominated while a student at the Arts University, Bournemouth for Mohammed’s Daughter (1986).

His first full-length film O Mary This London (1993) was written by Oscar nominee Shane Connaughton and was followed by A Man of No Importance (1994). His films have since been globally exhibited, premiering at the London, Edinburgh, Sundance, Toronto and Munich Film Festivals with market screenings at Berlin and Cannes, winning further BAFTA nominations and awards at Raindance (best UK Feature), Chicago, Bilbao, Yubari (Grand Prix) and most recently his film, Dark Tourist, won Total Film’s Best Actor award at Frightfest, London for Michael Cudlitz.

Suri has collaborated with esteemed producers including Simon Channing-Williams, Jonathan Cavendish, Eric Fellner, Pippa Harris, Verity Lambert, Mark Shivas, Jane Tranter and Michael Wearing. He has worked with some of the most distinguished screenwriters, such as Shane Connaughton, Jeff Pope (The Place of the Dead) and Peter Morgan (The Chest) as well as directing adaptations from novels by Philippa Gregory (A Respectable Trade) and Elizabeth Jane Howard (The Cazalets).

Suri is an Honorary Fellow of the AUB and lectures in film and moving image production at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA). Most recently, he was appointed President of the Jury for the Munich International Festival of Film Schools (2013).

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DIRECTOR – SUE DUNDERDALE

SUE DUNDERDALE is a theatre, television and film director most known for fostering new talent and award winning writers. She has directed amongst others; Sean Bean (Killing the Cat – Royal Court Theatre), Helena Bonham-Carter (Woman in White– Greenwich Theatre), Paul Barber (Othello – Greenwich Theatre), Ian Hart and Johnny Lee Miller (Eastenders), Rupert Evans (Rockface) and Lindsey Marshall (Peak Practice).  

Her career in theatre has taken her from Cambridge Theatre Company, through the RSC to being Artistic Director of the Soho Theatre Company and of Greenwich Theatre where she worked with such writers as Tony Marchant, Gillian Richmond and Pam Gems.

Sue has directed many episodic dramas (Eastenders Coronation Street, Casualty, Peak Practice), three Drama/Documentary and two single Dramas. She directed two episodes of a 6 part series Rockface for Union Pictures, BBC Scotland and Columbia Tri-Star.  She has also directed a number of short films including Last Laugh which stars Frances Barber and Doreen Mantle, Angel and Mine written by Chloe Moss, and Exposed written by Judy Upton which stars Ruby Bentall and Joel Fry.  

Since October 2005 until the present day she has directed numerous premieres of new plays; Cold Hands by Chris Katic at Theatre 503; Bottle Universe by Simon Burt at the Bush Theatre; Mrs Pat by Pam Gems for York Theatre Royal; Paradise Bound a first play by Jonathan Larkin and The Way Home by Chloe Moss, both for the Liverpool Everyman and Wuthering Heights for York Theatre Royal. Her most recent theatre production is Beasts by Juan Radrigan.

Sue is Artistic Director of “Head for Heights” Theatre Company and Head of the Directing MA at RADA. She is represented by Giles Smart at United Agents.

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