Shona Charlton

Director Editor

About me

Director, Editor & Motion Graphics Designer

I am a Director of Indian origin with 15 years experience in Documentary as well as Promos. Being also an illustrator and motion graphics artist, this makes me a visually driven Director who loves to craft unforgettable characters, be it with pen and ink or in close collaboration with an actor. Having lived and worked in a diverse set of cultures, the way I interpret a script and the social and personal conflicts within is refreshingly different. I have a broad ranging directing experience. From promos and title sequences for Discovery and BBC World Service Trust to long-form documentaries, where I was often also the producer. Coming up with ideas then pitching them means one is specially invested in that project. I bring that level of commitment to every project.


Award of Recognition: Women Filmmakers "The Guard" (Accolade Global Film Competition 2019)

REMI Award "The Ghost in the Kamera" (52nd World Fest Houston 2018)

Golden Fox - Best Children's/Family Short "The Ghost in the Kamera" (Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2018)

Best Children's Short "The Ghost in the Kamera" (Independent Shorts Award 2018)

Best Costume Design "The Ghost in the Kamera" (Indie Short Fest 2018)

Silver Award "5 Years of Discovery promo" (Radio and TV Producers Association, 1998)

Hubert Bals Fund Award "Chandi" Feature Screenplay (Rotterdam Film Festival, 1997)

Semi Finalist: Best Children's Short "The Ghost in the Kamera" (Hyperwave Film Awards 2019)

Nominated: Jury Award - Best Children's Short "The Ghost in the Kamera" (SHORT To The Point 2018)

Nominated: Best Children's Short "The Ghost in the Kamera" (Indie Short Fest 2018)

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Short Films | Promos | Motiongraphics

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Interested in paid work and collaboration


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