“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 diverse led and female focused company based in the UK. Its vision is to produce incredible stories which reflect humanity in every form providing both entertainment and artistic appeal.
In 2020, the company completed production on its feature LOVE SARAH, which premiered at Glasgow Film Festival. It was 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 Hulu USA, Amazon Germany, Samuel Goldwyn USA, Rialto AUS and NZ, Weltkino Germany and Filmax Spain. It has already reached No.1 Box Office in New Zealand, No.4 in Australia, No.6 in South Africa 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.
Since Rajita founded Miraj Films, she has produced critically acclaimed British shorts JUBILEE, CRIMSON and LOST PARADISE funded by UK Film Council and B3Media which premiered at BFI Film Festival. Thereafter she produced AND IT WAS THE SAME WITH MY SON funded by BFI & Film London’s ‘London Calling’ which had its World Premiere at Sheffield International Film Festival, winning awards at Underwire, Aesthetica and was nominated for "Research in Film Award" by UKRI.
Working Internationally, she has also produced critically acclaimed politically and socially charged films with non-actors filmed in Morocco, India and Israel-Palestinian border. ZOHRA:A MOROCCAN FAIRYTALE premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival and short film 4 KILOMETERS was awarded by National Geographic. LADOO filmed with hearing impaired children was made in association with Deaf school of Surat, India and was Nominated for Best Film at AIFF, India.
In 2020 Rajita produced her first feature film a UK-German co-production LOVE SARAH starring Celia Imrie, Rupert Penry-Jones and Bill Patterson, Which premiered at Glasgow film Festival. It was one of the first theatrical releases post COVID-19, charting No. 1 in New Zealand Box Office and No.4 in Australia. Thereafter, it was released theatrically in the UK and was TOP 10 on Amazon Apple TV USA and iTunes premiering on SKY CINEMA. LOVE SARAH was released in 50+ countries around the world including HULU USA.
Rajita was Longlisted for a BIFA in category of "Breakthrough Producer" 2020 and is Film London Lodestar 2021.
Rajita is 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/ PRODUCER
LORRAINE BHATTACHARY started out in research for television and then at the First Film Foundation running various film training initiatives in the UK for new filmmakers, including New Directions promoting new directing talent to the industry in the US and the North by Northwest screenwriting programme. She has also been a development and finance consultant setting up Tarpan45 Films with BAFTA nominated director Suri Krishnamma on a slate of features and shorts.
Lorraine has worked in production design on several features including POWDER ROOM starring Sheridan Smith and BAFTA winning short MORGANA ROBINSONS SUMMER.
Lorraine 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.
She is currently a Co-Producer and Development Executive for the company's new slate of feature projects.
Lorraine is an avid reader and a mother of four, one furry and three human.