Deva Films is an international award winning film production company managed by, writer director, Deva Palmier.
Deva had an itinerant childhood living in New Zealand, Indonesia, India, Switzerland, the UK and this has made an impact on her creative work.
She originally trained as an actress at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a BP Scholarship and after working as an actress and touring across Canada with her own theatre company, she spent the summer studying filmmaking at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, on a William and Eva Fox Fellowship.
Her short films have been selected for many awards including a Silver Plaque at Chicago International Film Festival, joint runner-up for the BBC New Filmmakers award, second place at Raindance East Film Festival and the Broadcast Young Talent Award for Best Sound Editor.
In 2003 Deva was selected for the BBC Scotland Writer’s Initiative and partnered with Ali Hope, script editor, to develop her drama series Race.
In 2006 she was mentored by Gurinder Chadha for a year on the prestigious Guiding Lights scheme.
Finding Clive, romantic comedy feature film with songs, starring Shirley Henderson, Roger Allam and Gemma Jones with Alison Sterling of Ignition Films producing with a shoot set for Autumn 2017. Finding Clive was selected from over 7,200 feature film scripts as a quarterfinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2013, second rounder at Austin Film Festival 2013, and Austin Film Festival 2012 and The Red Planet Prize 2012.
Five Artists, documentary, ongoing shoot.
Baby, feature film, has Sophie Okonedo (Hollow Crown, War Book, Hotel Rwanda) interested in playing the leading role.
Raya, feature film, with Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, Mapp and Lucia, Dark Vanilla Jungle) interested in playing the leading role, now has Katie O’Mahoney and Alex Thiele of 65 Wilding Films on board as producers and was selected for an Advanced Mentoring Lab at the London Screenwriter’s Festival 2015.