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Chanya Button

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Alec Drysdale , Olivia Gray

Chanya Button is a highly regarded film, television and theatre director & writer. She is currently developing a limited series as Writer & Director with Priyanka Chopra’s Company Purple Pebble; The Terrible Tempered Mrs Bang.

Her recent directing work for TV includes, The Spanish Princess Series 2 (New Pictures/Amazon Prime/ STARZ) and the World War II drama World on Fire (BBC/Mammoth Screen/PBS).

Her critically acclaimed feature Vita & Virginia, received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018. It then went on to be the Opening Night Gala Film for BFI Flare in 2019, and was nominated at the BIFA Awards in 2019. Chanya’s directorial debut feature Burn Burn Burn was nominated for the Discovery Award at the BIFA Awards, for an outstanding debut feature, in 2016. Burn Burn Burn premiered at BFI London Film Festival and was later taken on by Netflix. Chanya then went onto win the BFI LOCO Film Festival’s Discover Award for Burn Burn Burn, as an outstanding debut feature in 2016.

Chanya is also an alumni of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme and received an MA from RADA in Theatre Directing, and studied English Literature at Oxford University.

Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
The Terrible Tempered Mrs Bang
Company:
Purple Pebble
TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE SPANISH PRINCESS
Company:
New Pictures, Amazon Prime, STARZ
Project details:
Series 2 - Episodes 1,2 & 3.
Date: 2019
Production (role):
WORLD ON FIRE
Company:
Mammoth Screen, BBC One
Project details:
Episodes 5 & 6
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
VITA AND VIRGINIA
Company:
Blinder Films, Protagonist, IFC Films
Project details:
Opening Night Film- BFI Flare
Special Presentation - Toronto International Film Festival
Date: 2015
Production (role):
BURN BURN BURN
Company:
Rather Good Films
Project details:
World Premiere at BFI London Film Festival
Cinema City (2016) Festival Prize Winner; Audience Award
Sedona International Film Festival (2017)- Director's Choice Award Winner; Best Feature Film Comedy
SHORT FILM
Production (role):
ALPHA: OMEGA
Company:
Gobby & Specs Productions
Production (role):
FIRE
Company:
Thomas Hawkins
Production (role):
FROG/ROBOT
Company:
Tim Phillips

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
  • Production (role): The Terrible Tempered Mrs Bang
    Company: Purple Pebble
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE SPANISH PRINCESS
    Company: New Pictures, Amazon Prime, STARZ
    Project details: Series 2 - Episodes 1,2 & 3.
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): WORLD ON FIRE
    Company: Mammoth Screen, BBC One
    Project details: Episodes 5 & 6
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): VITA AND VIRGINIA
    Company: Blinder Films, Protagonist, IFC Films
    Project details: Opening Night Film- BFI Flare
    Special Presentation - Toronto International Film Festival
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): BURN BURN BURN
    Company: Rather Good Films
    Project details: World Premiere at BFI London Film Festival
    Cinema City (2016) Festival Prize Winner; Audience Award
    Sedona International Film Festival (2017)- Director's Choice Award Winner; Best Feature Film Comedy
  • Production (role)
    Company
  • Production (role): ALPHA: OMEGA
    Company: Gobby & Specs Productions
  • Production (role): FIRE
    Company: Thomas Hawkins
  • Production (role): FROG/ROBOT
    Company: Tim Phillips
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