With many years’ experience in film production, Aradhna Tayal founded Clockhouse Films to produce award-winning short and feature independent films.
Aradhna worked with producer Christine Cheung at Tread Softly Films to produce Becky Watson’s debut feature film Lovelorn. It won 29 awards, screened worldwide including at Cannes, New York and LA and secured international distribution through Filmworks and iTunes. She worked with producer Christine Hartland (WMD, Containment) on a new feature film by Gavin Boyter (Sparks and Embers) and Guy Ducker on their new feature, Nitrate, which won highly sought-after development funding from the European Commission MEDIA programme. She is currently in development on feature films Parentification, a comedy by Shay Kuehlmann and Kate Roxburgh (Headlock Security, The Last Lighthouse Keeper), and Polly, the real story behind the neon lights of London’s red light district as told by the real women who work there, written by Liz Farahadi (Love and Other Stuff).
She has produced a number of short films, with support from Film London and the National Film & Television School. These include the award-winning short Driver, from BAFTA-nominated Stephen Fingleton (The Survivalist), which premièred at BFI London, I Luv Matt Johnson, whose screenings included Foyle and Berlin British Shorts, and Duncan Wellaway’s Henry Cowell, which screened at the London Short Film Festival, Nice and Palm Springs, amongst others. She recently completed a new Film London short, Cupidity, from director Simon Connolly (The Gay in the Attic) and Love and Other Stuff, directed by Joe Ferrera (Route Canal) and starring Cameron Jack and Liz Farahadi. She is now in development on a new short film with writer and actress Liz Farahadi and director Athena Mendis, championing women in film and telling stories from voices that are all too frequently marginalised.
Aradhna also executive produces short films, including Film London’s The River, with Clive Russell and Robert Emms.
Aradhna was founder and director of the BBC Shorts Film Festival, presented by Francine Stock (The Film Programme, BBC Radio 4) and has curated short film programmes for international film festivals including The Festival of British Cinema, Hay-on-Wye and The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival in Canada. She is a member of Women in Film and Television and a committee member of the Royal Television Society, London.