“A Heartwarming Drama,
Celia imrie is Terrific”
BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD LONGLIST 2020
UK AMAZON & ITUNES
#1 BOX OFFICE NEW ZEALAND
#4 BOX OFFICE AUSTRALIA
Miraj Films is a vibrant young company based in the UK. Its vision is to produce ground-breaking and innovative films and TV focusing on content by diverse and female lead talent.
This 2020, the company has completed production on LOVE SARAH one of the first theatrical releases post COVID-19 lockdown, yet was No. 1 in New Zealand Box Office and No.4 in Australia. It released in UK thereafter and was TOP 10 in Amazon and Itunes. It will be premiering on Sky Movies in UK this December 2020.
LOVE SARAH will be released in 50+ countries around the world. USA release is scheduled for 2021 by Rialto and Samuel Goldwyn Films.
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.
She started her career producing tough political and social short films, which have received critical acclaim and several awards. Her film 4 KILOMETERS was awarded by National Geographic and LADOO produced in collaboration with the Deaf Institute of Surat, India premiered at the Chicago Film Festival. Rajita also worked as a producer for the UK Film Council agency B3media on British short films JUBILEE , CRIMSON and LOST PARADISE which have premiered at prestigious festivals worldwide including premiere at BFI London film festival winning, Encounters etc.
Rajita produced her debut award winning feature film ZOHRA with non-actors about immigration refugees in Morocco, directed by Golden Leopard winning director Barney Platts-Mills (Bronco Bullfrog, Private Road) which Premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival with critical acclaim.
Thereafter, Rajita was 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.
In 2018, 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 had its World Premiere at Sheffield International Film Festival, Underwire, Aesthetica and Inter-Berlin Film Festival winning awards.
This 2020 Rajita has just produced feature film LOVE SARAH starring Celia Imrie, Shannon Tarbet, Shelley Conn, Rupert Penry-Jones and Bill Patterson.
Rajita has been longlisted for a BIFA in category of "Breakthrough Producer" 2020.
She is also an alumni of EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), Edinburgh Talent lab and has been supported by MEDIA/CREATIVE EUROPE development funds.
DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE/ ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
LORRAINE BHATTACHARY joined Miraj Films in 2018. She is working as a production and development executive for the companies slate of projects and associate produced the upcoming feature film LOVE SARAH.
Lorraine has a wealth of experience in script development and production finance. 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.
Miraj Films Ltd.