Lotus is a writer-director whose latest award-winning short, Unseen, an Alexa Challenge winner, had its broadcast premiere on ARTE TV. A graduate from East 15 Acting School, Lotus wrote, cast, directed and co-produced her first short film Man Of Me Dreams. Festival success led to work in primetime TV comedy and light entertainment, including directing Inserts for Jonathan Ross’ It’s Only TV But I Like It. Lotus won The Script Factory Development Scheme with her first original feature Render, prompting a wider exploration of genre with films such as The Expiration, an evocative and sensual short inspired by John Donne’s poem. Lotus’ haunting screenplay Undertow was selected for the BFI Network Live Script Read at Encounters Film Festival. She was also a participant of the prestigious WFTV Mentoring Scheme, Creative England Talent Module and BFI Network x BAFTA Crew, and has been selected for the BBC Directors Scheme. Later this year she will direct Re-Live, a short film depicting how a woman processes the psychological phenomenon of dissociation to survive an assault. She is currently writing an erotic noir feature Bleeding Heart, whilst developing her directorial feature debut, a gripping thriller, Orion’s Belt, with Ipso Facto Productions.