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Sonya Desai



Tanya Tillett

Sonya is currently working on her original idea GONE alongside script editor Nicole Cauverien (The Replacement), at Cosmopolitan Pictures. Sonya’s previous scripts have been optioned by Hat Trick and Bryncoed Productions, and she has worked in various writers rooms including The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters and Delicious.

Sonya graduated from the prestigious C4 Screenwriting Programme, during which she wrote her ambitious conspiracy sci-fi SOLE. Her strengths as a writer lie in the nuanced and complex characters she creates both in her work in comedy and drama, and her ability to entertain while exploring big themes.

Half-Indian and half-Irish, she was previously a journalist at BBC World, The Today Programme, and Bloomberg TV. She combined this with working as a freelance script editor and writing spec scripts, which led to a feature film commission from Creative Minds Films. Her comedy script MISSING CHAPTERS won bronze in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, and she also wrote the episode EAT YOU for the web series


COMMON WOMEN – drama about a diverse group of women who meet at Greenham Common in the 80s and their friendship spanning four decades and three generations

THE CHILD – 3 part thriller set in the UK and India

BOOMERANGS – comedy drama pilot

SOLE – science fiction pilot

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