Arrivals & Departures: ‘Provocative’ Kiwi director signs with Curious

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Sasha Rainbow, a winner at London’s Voice of a Woman 2018*, is joining Curious Films. NZ MD/exec producer Kate Roydhouse says when saw her work at Cannes she knew she had to sign her immediately.

“She’s bold, strong, and alluring – her work really hits you,” Roydhouse said. “She’s creating some amazing stuff on the global scene, a true talent and we’re thrilled to bring her into the fold.”

Her latest short, Life’s What You Make It, screened at VOWSS, a showcase dedicated to the best films and advertising created by women. 

“Sasha Rainbow believes in showcasing heroic role models from underrepresented communities.”

Rainbow, who believes in showcasing heroic role models from underrepresented communities, is a Kiwi filmmaker whose passion for the craft and social causes has taken her to places such as Africa, Romania and throughout Asia.

Roydhouse says her work is vivid and bold. “Its soulful nature will imprint in your mind long after the fact,” she said.

“Sasha nails authentic storytelling, captivating her audiences with a finesse for both the visual and the emotive.

Rainbow said: “Since I first started directing it has been a dream to be repped in Australia and New Zealand, and I can’t think of a cooler place than Curious.” Globally, Rainbow is represented by Academy in the UK, Reset in the US and Boogie Nights in France.

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