Tishna’s background spans film, tv, publishing and advertising. She has expertise in content development, rights negotiations, post-production, talent representation and production.
She was a Director’s Rep at leading commercials production company Home Corp where she represented UK and international directors’ work to advertising agencies, bringing in national and multi-national campaigns for brands including Glaxo Smith Kline and The Times.
She is producing Dummy Jim with BAFTA Scotland award-winning filmmaker Matt Hulse through her production company, Bandit HQ. The website was commended by the Helen Keller Award, a multi-media art competition which challenges perceptions of deaf blindness through the arts. Other film projects include BAFTA-winner Mark Walker’s first feature Sherwood Caskets, developed through the Cinéfondation, la Résidence in association with the Cannes Film Festival.
From 2006 – 2008 Tishna was a Visiting Tutor on the University of Westminster’s MA Screenwriting & Producing. Between 2002 – 2006 she worked as Development Producer at award-winning independent production company Tall Stories. She was sponsored by UK Film Council to work with Gary Winick’s ground-breaking US production company InDigEnt on Michael Lehmann’s Flakes starring Aaron Stanford & Zooey Deschanel.
Her feature film production credits include Nicolas Roeg’s Puffball (2007); Ntshavheni Wa Luruli’s The Wooden Camera (Winner of the Crystal Bear, Berlin 2004); Christian Taylor/Lindy Heymann’s Showboy (Winner of The Douglas Hickox Award, BIFA 2002).
She was previously a Partner at the film and literary agency Michelle Kass Associates where she established a new client base of directors and writer/directors including Emily Young (Kiss of Life, Veronika Decides to Die) and Stefan Gates (Cooking in the Danger Zone).
Tishna has also worked as a script and manuscript reader for companies including Working Title; Focus Features; Kuhn & Co. (now Qwerty Films) and the BBC. Tishna’s post-production credits as an assistant film and dubbing editor include Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady and BBC Drama Over Here written by John Sullivan.