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Chanya made her start in the industry whilst still in education, working as an Assistant Director on the floor of the Harry Potter feature film franchise.  At 18 she won a place on the Royal Court’s Young Writers Programme before going on to study English at Oxford & complete an MA in Theatre Directing at RADA.  Chanya has since worked extensively across both the theatre and film industries, writing & directing her own work while also working on prestigious larger scale projects.  She worked in creative development at Warner Brothers LA, for the UK Film Council Film Fund (now the BFI), at the Bush Theatre, the Tricycle Theatre, and in development for Heyday Films.  During this time she continued her work on studio features including the Harry Potter franchise, Sherlock Holmes & Edge of Tomorrow.  Chanya’s debut feature film BURN BURN BURN had its world premiere at BFI London Film Festival in 2015 and has since gone on to win a number of prestigious awards including the Grand Prix at Odessa. The film's UK release was October 2016 and it was subsequently released on NETFLIX at the end of 2016.  VITA AND VIRGINIA, Chanya's 2nd feature film, which stars Gemma Arterton & Elizabeth Debicki, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2018.

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