Janet Marrett

Founder of Mediathirsty, Film Director | Film Producer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Janet is the Founder of Mediathirsty and is experienced producing and directing short independent films as well as campaign, heritage and marketing films. Director Her independent short films explore experiences of BAME characters in realist dramatic style and are inspired by the work of Asghar Farhadi, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Barry Jenkins, Amma Asante and Andrea Arnold amongst others. Her latest short Clearing which will tour the international film circuit once completed: At 18, Kaila knows what she wants but battles with an incident that has threatened her motivation to realise her dream. Facing a potentially life-altering decision, she must consider her options carefully. Her previous short KINDRED addresses the global difficulty experienced by ethnically diverse and mixed-race patients desperately requiring matching bone marrow donors. KINDRED had its UK Premiere as part of the Official Selection of the 2019 Crystal Palace International Film Festival. KINDRED was awarded a Gold REMI and included in the Official Selection for both the 52nd Annual WorldFest, Houston, Texas and the Women of African Descent Film Festival 2019 Brooklyn, New York. Her debut proposal Lonny, was selected for The Pitch in 2014. Janet has also directed commercial projects, including Out of the Shadows for Amnesty International - a short film supporting the campaign to end incommunicado detentions in Spain. Janet is currently developing a slate of future film projects. Producer Janet has successfully produced film projects over the past ten years. Internationally her work has been shown in Singapore, Kuwait, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Ghana and the USA. As a Producer, she works with projects from end-to-end, engaging supporters and collaborators, liaising with actors, agents, locations, media libraries, technical, production post-production & marketing teams and film festivals. Recent short film projects have seen her shortlisted as Producer by Film London’s Shakespeare’s Sister scheme and Red Rock Entertainment’s short film award. Her previous short film project as Line Producer, Brixton Rock, in 2017 has achieved several international awards and screenings.

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Skills

  • Film Producing
  • Editing
  • Directing Film
  • Video Campaigns
  • Documentary Film
  • Budget Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Booking Crew
  • Casting
  • Location Management

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Mediathirsty Productions

    Mediathirsty Productions

    • Film

Work history

Currently

Producer | Director

Mediathirsty Productions

Oct 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Mediathirsty is a film production company that offers support to films seeking to create diverse and inclusive content by providing the following services: Budgets & schedules We liaise with you to determine project budgets and schedules. Locations & Permits We carry out location scouts and recce visits, and arrange the necessary permits as well as location management. Casting Sessions We liaise with actors and agents, arrange casting sessions and recordings. Production crew recruitment We have access to a large pool of production professionals and recruit the right crew for your shoot. Equipment hire We liaise with kit suppliers to get the right equipment for your shoot. Shoot logistics and production paperwork We liaise with you to determine your shoot requirements from collections, deliveries, transportation, accommodation and catering for your shoot. We also prepare shoot documents. Post production supervision We schedule and oversee the final stage of your production and client delivery.

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