Chanya Button Director

Chanya Button is a widely celebrated director & writer, whose work spans film, television and theatre. Her recent work has included directing the epic, action packed World War II drama World on Fire for the BBC & Mammoth Screen. World on Fire is also due to air in the US on PBS, in April 2020. Her second feature film Vita & Virginia, was released last year to critical acclaim. It charts Virginia Woolf’s tempestuous affair with socialite Vita Sackville-West and stars Elizabeth Debicki, Gemma Arterton and Isabella Rossellini. The film received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, was the Opening Night Gala Film for BFI Flare in 2019, and was nominated at the BIFA Awards in 2019. Chanya’s brilliantly funny debut comedy feature Burn Burn Burn was also nominated for the Discovery Award at the BIFA Awards, for an outstanding debut feature, in 2016. Burn Burn Burn received its World Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival and after worldwide theatrical distribution, it was acquired by Netflix. In April 2016 Chanya also won the BFI LOCO Film Festival’s Discover Award for Burn Burn Burn, as an outstanding debut feature. Chanya is also an alumni of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, holds an MA from RADA in Theatre Directing, and studied English Literature at Oxford University.

THE SPANISH PRINCESS

Series II

Episodes 1, 2 & 3

New Pictures
Amazon Prime
Starz

Exec: Charlie Pattinson
Exec: Matthew Graham

WORLD ON FIRE

Episodes 5 & 6

Mammoth Screen
BBC One

Exec: Chris Clough
Prod: Nick Sault
Writer: Peter Bowker

VITA AND VIRGINIA

Blinder Films

Exec: Simon Baxter
Prod: Evangelo Kioussis
Prod: Katie Holly
Writer: Eileen Atkins

BURN BURN BURN

Winner - Odessa, Grand Prix
Winner - Sedona, Director's Choice Award
Winner - Cinema City, Audience Award
Winner - Umbertide, Audience Award
Nominee - BIFA's, Raindance Award

Rather Good Films

Exec: Richard Holmes
Prod: Chanya Button
Prod: Tim Phillips
Prod: Daniel-Konrad Cooper
Writer: Charlie Covell

ALPHA: OMEGA

Gobby & Specs Productions

Prod: Tim Phillips
Prod: Chanya Button
Writer: Sian Robins-Grace
Writer: Chanya Button

FIRE

Thomas Hawkins

Prod: Thomas Hawkins
Writer: Sian Robins-Grace

FROG/ROBOT

Tim Phillips

Prod: Tim Phillips
Writer: Sian Robins-Grace