Anjana is a filmmaker and presentation planner in BBC Worldwide, she currently works on the Polish territory and has previously worked on the Scandinavian region as well as the launch of channels in South Africa. She started off her production career working in BBC World Current Affairs TV and radio.
Anjana studied documentary filmmaking at Tisch School of Arts, New York University and has a postgraduate diploma in journalism from The University of Technology in Sydney. She speaks fluent Hindi and basic French. Outside of work she enjoys travelling and keeping up to date with world affairs, other interests include running, swimming, yoga and she has a yellow belt in Thai boxing.
Anjana’s experience of volunteering with Media Trust:
Anjana has volunteered with Media Trust to support three different charities. Initially she was matched with Anti Slavery International to make a short film for them about domestic workers and modern day slavery. The film was then shown at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool as part of their Home Alone Exhibition.
Following the success of Anjana’s film for Anti Slavery International she was inspired to apply to our Volunteer Filmmaking project that every year makes short films for 25 small charities across the UK. Anjana is currently making a film for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Hertfordshire, the film will be broadcast on the Community Channel in Spring 2011. In addition to making this film Anjana is also supporting our Community Voices project by mentoring The National Society for Epilepsy in Chalfont St Peter on producing monthly video newsletters.
“I’ve seen the positive effect volunteering your time, skills and knowledge can have on groups and individuals. Whether it’s producing a film or encouraging people or providing training. It’s one of the best things I’ve done both professionally and personally.
It’s amazing to see the results when a media organisation combines forces with a charity and achieves something positive on a community, national and international level. It was very rewarding producing a film which will have a positive impact on a group in society, in the case of Anti-Slavery International it was domestic workers in the U.K and Worldwide.
I’m very happy to be able to use my creative skills and work on these projects. Even if it’s made a difference to one person then it’s most definitely worth it. It’s very much a collaborative process and I’ve enjoyed working with and have been inspired by the people I’ve met along the way.”