Alannah is a writer/director from Cyprus and Egypt with a particular interest in creating diverse stories for the unrepresented. Alannah grew up in North London, where all the Cypriot’s live surrounded by kebab juice and Churches. After being kicked out of school, Alannah began performing as an outlet for a lot of energy! During her work as an actress in various TV and Film projects such as; People Just Do Nothing, Kill Your Friends and Uncle, she began to feel frustrated by the lack of diversity in the media, and so decided to begin writing the voices/stories she felt hungry to see portrayed on screen. On this journey she has created a teaser for a TV show called OLIVES, which she is currently developing with LeftBank Pictures and BBC Drama. She is also working on a second episode of an original show called FIGHT LIKE A GIRL in development with Channel 4 Drama and Pilot Pictures. Alannah has an original, action/adventure drama SAVAGE in development with BBC Drama and Eleven Films.
Alannah’s short film Taarof ‘a verbal dance’ is now available on the BFI website for a year as part of a season of films curated by Tape Collective called ‘But where are you really from?’ exploring mixed heritage identity. The film will also be showing at the BFI Southbank this summer.
Alannah’s debut feature film I DON’T EAT MEAT! which was developed through Creative England Ifeatures scheme, is now in development with the BFI. (https://www.screendaily.com/news/creative-englands-ifeatures-selects-2019-projects-exclusive/5140956.article)