“A Heartwarming Drama,
Celia Imrie is Terrific”
BIFA Awards 2021 Longlist
TOP 10 Amazon & Itunes UK & Apple TV USA
#1 Box Office New Zealand
#4 Box Office Australia
Miraj Films is a vibrant female, diverse led and focused company based in the UK. Its vision is to produce incredible stories both large and small which reflect humanity in every form providing both entertainment and commercial appeal.
In 2020, the company completed production on its feature LOVE SARAH, one of the first theatrical releases during COVID-19 in the UK which then charted TOP 10 on Amazon and itunes and premiered on SKY MOVIES.
LOVE SARAH has sold to 50+ countries globally with distributors such as Samuel Goldwyn USA, Rialto AUS and NZ, Weltkino Germany, Filmax Spain and Amazon Germany. It has already reached No.1 Box Office in New Zealand, No.4 in Australia and No.6 on AppleTV USA.
RAJITA SHAH was born in India, studied at School of Visual Arts New York and completed her
MA in Producing at Royal Holloway London University. Being a part of three cultures has had a great influence on her creative vision and experience.
This 2021 Rajita was Longlisted as 'Breakthrough Producer' at the BIFA AWARDS 2021 for producing her debut theatrical film LOVE SARAH starring Celia Imrie, Rupert Penry-Jones and Bill Paterson which premiered at Glasgow Film Festival 2020.
In 2019, Rajita produced AND IT WAS THE SAME WITH MY SON on the true story of a mother who lost her son to radicalisation funded by BFI & Film London’s ‘London Calling’. It Premiered at Sheffield International Film Festival, Underwire, Aesthetica and Inter-Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for a Research in Film Awards (RIFA) the only film awards dedicated to celebrating and recognising arts and humanities research through film.
Previously she has also produced critically acclaimed feature film ZOHRA: A MOROCCAN FAIRYTALE a love story and portrait of two Moroccan teenagers, directed by Golden Leopard winning director Barney Platts-Mills which Premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival with critical acclaim.
Rajita also worked as a producer for the UK Film Council agency B3media on British short films JUBILEE , CRIMSON and LOST PARADISE which premiered at prestigious festivals worldwide including BFI London film festival, Encounters etc. Her short film on unrecognized bedouin tribes 4 KILOMETERS was awarded by National Geographic and Short film LADOO a comedy set in a deaf school produced in collaboration with the Deaf Institute of Surat India, premiered at the Chicago Children's Film Festival.
Rajita has also Associate Produced RATE ME directed by Fyzal Boulafia which won THE ILLY at Directors Fortnight in Cannes Film Festival in 2016, Special Jury Mention at TIFF and premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
She is also an alumni of EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), Edinburgh Talent lab and has been supported by MEDIA/CREATIVE EUROPE development funds and Skillset and PACT scholarships.
In 2021 Rajita was appointed Relationship Manager for Creative Media in Midlands by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.
Rajita is also an avid scuba diver, traveller and a mother of two, one furry and one human.
DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE/ ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
LORRAINE BHATTACHARY joined Miraj Films in 2018 after working on Film London commissioned short AND IT WAS THE SAME WITH MY SON. She thereafter Associate Produced feature film LOVE SARAH and is currently a production and development executive for the companies slate of projects.
Lorraine has a wealth of experience in script development, production finance and production design. Lorraine started out in research for television followed by several years at a global advertising agency working across production and cost control. Working within the UK’s film training initiatives she promoted new filmmaking talent to the industry in the US and has worked as development executive on a number of film projects.
Lorraine is an avid reader and a mother of four, one furry and three human.