Tishna is the COO of Power to the Pixel. Her background spans feature film development, production, post-production, talent representation and rights negotiations across film, books, TV and theatre.
Her work with leading commercials production company Home Corp saw her representing 17 UK-based and 12 US directors’ work to UK and international advertising agencies, expanding the company’s branded content work to digital agencies.
She was a Visiting Tutor on the University of Westminster’s MA Screenwriting & Producing from 2006 – 2008. Prior to that, she worked with the award-winning independent film production company Tall Stories as Development Producer. During her tenure, she was sponsored by the UK Film Council to work with the ground-breaking US production company InDigEnt – renowned for their forward-thinking low-budget digital production and revenue models – on Michael Lehmann’s Flakes starring Aaron Stanford and Zooey Deschanel.
She also produces films and media projects through her company Bandit HQ. Projects include Dummy Jim to be directed by BAFTA Scotland award-winner Matt Hulse. The website was recognised by the Helen Keller Award, a multi-media art competition and was shortlisted for a Jodi Award. Production finance has come from the Jerwood Foundation and crowd-funding; BAFTA-winner Mark Walker’s first feature Sherwood Caskets, developed through the Cinéfondation, la Résidence in association with the Cannes Film Festival.
Tishna’s 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 Cinéfondation award-winner 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.