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Shehani Fernando

Freelance filmmaker

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSoftware Engineer - Journalist - Event Manager


  • Events
  • Film
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Photojournalism
  • Picture Editing
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Exhibition
  • Online
  • Editorial
  • News
  • Documentaries
  • Event Execution
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop

Work history


Freelance Filmmaker


Aug 2012


Special Projects Producer

The Guardian

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
  • The role involved producing bespoke projects using new technologies, apps, and interactives that went beyond traditional web video and podcasts. I was a lead producer for the King's Cross Streetstories app for iphone and android which triggers audio stories based on the user's GPS location. I also exec produced the creation of the Guardian's Olympic Bodies interactive, overseeing 32 short films and producing a longer film about the Greek ideal of the Olympic body. This was a flagship piece of content for the Guardian's Olympic coverage.


Video Producer

The Guardian

Jun 2007 - Jan 2012
  • Click to edit position descriptionI produced over 360 short films for the Guardian website over 5 years. These ranged from documentary-style features (Tunisian revolution, Salman Rushdie's fatwa 20 years on, Guantanamo detainees), to fast turn around current affairs (Policing England's Riots, US elections, Wikileaks),and in-depth arts profiles including Terence Conran, Jeremy Deller, Wayne McGregor.




Cambridge University

Aug 1997 - Jun 2000
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