Janet Marrett

Janet Marrett

Writer Director for Film BFI NETWORK x BAFTA CREW | Founder of MediathirstyLondon, United Kingdom
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Janet Marrett

Janet Marrett

Writer Director for Film BFI NETWORK x BAFTA CREW | Founder of MediathirstyLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Janet is the founder of Mediathirsty, an award-winning filmmaker experienced writing and directing short independent films. Janet is a filmmaker particularly passionate about featuring diverse ethnicities on film. She has completed her second independent short CLEARING that addresses the universal theme of aspiration, starring BAFTA-nominated Jasmine Jobson from Netflix’s Top Boy, which is set to tour the international festival circuit. Her first short KINDRED is a beautiful and heart-warming social drama of Esther, a UK woman of Nigerian heritage facing up to family challenges. The story addresses the difficulty experienced by ethnically diverse patients needing matching bone marrow donors. KINDRED received a Gold REMI Award at the Houston International Film Festival and appeared on the winners list for the People of Color: The International Cultural Exchange, New York. and has screened at international festivals in the UK, Africa & USA. Janet’s work crosses independent and commercial storytelling. Feel free to get in touch with Mediathirsty for indie and commercial projects.
Projects
  • ASUNDER
    ASUNDEROlivia, a trainee professional, finds herself opposing the government that is seeking to criminalise her mother. ASUNDER offers an intricate story about family, politics and justice.
  • CLEARING
    CLEARINGCLEARING: At 18 Kaila knows what she wants but finds herself struggling to stay motivated following a serious incident. Starring BAFTA-nominated Jasmine Jobson from Netflix’s Top Boy.
  • KINDRED
    KINDREDKINDRED is a beautiful and heart-warming realist drama of Esther, a UK woman of Nigerian heritage estranged from her family because of her relationship with an English man. Esther is forced to mend this painful 8-year rift.
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Work history
    Mediathirsty Productions logo
    Mediathirsty Productions logo
    Writer DirectorMediathirsty Productions
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Writer Director for film BFI NETWORK x BAFTA CREW
Skills
  • Directing Film
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Production