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A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later

- Stanley Kubrick

MIRAJ FILMS is a feature film production company based in London.

Our core vision is to produce independent films and form co-productions to create a new generation of international films. We produce truly collaborative films; which reflect the old and the new; which have no boundaries and a true vision.

Founding producer Rajita has produced films in Israel, Morocco, India, USA and the UK and has won several awards at Cannes Film Festival, National Geographic , International Womens Festival, Hong Kong Film Festival and many more. Her films have also screened at major festivals like Rotterdam (IFFR), Chicago Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival amongst others.

After being founded in 2010, the company completed production on feature film "Zohra- A Moroccan Fairy Tale" filmed in Morocco and directed by veteran Golden Leopard award winning director Barney Platts-Mills, which Premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival and was released with critical acclaim.

Currently, Miraj Films is producing "The Hurricanes", a British comedy starring Christina Hendricks (MADMEN, DRIVE) to be directed by Tom Vaughan (Starter for 10, What happens in Vegas).

Other projects include"Philomela" a UK- Italian coproduction and an exciting debut feature film by one of UK's Top theater directors Lucy Bailey, who has directed for The Royal Shakespeare's Globe, Old Vic and The National Theater amonst others.

In 2015, Rajita was also an Associate Producer of RATE ME directed by Fyzal Boulafia which won 'The Illy Prize' at Cannes International Film Festival.

The company was awarded the MEDIA FUND and now has several other projects in development, which have been selected officially at Toronto International Film Festival and London Film Festival Finance Markets.

PRODUCER/ MANAGING DIRECTOR

RAJITA SHAH

Born and raised in India, after graduating from SVA New York University, she worked for National Geographic and Discovery documentaries in New York before moving to London where she completed her MA in Film & TV Producing at Royal Holloway - University of London.

After winning the National Geographic prize and more than 15 award for her film, "4 Kilometers" , Rajita worked as a producer for the UK FILM COUNCIL agency B3media and worked on several award winning British films funded by Arts Council and UK Film Council before establishing Miraj Films in 2010.

Rajita is currently engaged in financing and producing a slate of projects for the company which have both intellectual and commercial value.