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MAHANEELA HEADS TO ACADEMY FILMS
6 June 2018

Academy Films have signed director and photographer Mahaneela to their roster for representation.

A multi-faceted artist, Mahaneela has explored her love for creating both still and moving images from a young age. Her personal photography work focuses on celebrating people of colour across the world, encompassing intimate portraits and artistic compositions, while her commercial work has been featured in major publications worldwide.

Given her extensive experience photographing bands and artists of all genres, it's perhaps no surprise that Mahaneela made her directorial bow with a music promo for artist Denai Moore - who she also manages, as it goes. 'Does It Get Easier' features laid back, beauty-focused visuals to accompany the track's steady groove.


Following this well-received debut, Mahaneela's first short film, 'Kindred', was shown at the Tate Modern as part of their 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power' exhibition. Offering a stylised, dance-focused interpretation of friendship, the film demonstrates her ability to create highly aesthetic yet simultaneously thought-provoking work.



In addition to her film and photography projects, Mahaneela spearheads music consultancy agency COZY, and also co-founded In Bloom - an all-women collective and agency which creates content for brands and artists alike.

With this diverse range of skills and an authentic, engaging reel under her belt, Academy look forward to seeing what Mahaneela does next.

Check out Mahaneela's reel here, then get in touch with George Floyd at george.floyd@academyfilms.com or on 020 7395 4155.

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