Prano is an award-winning director who grew up on a diet of Twin Peaks in the depths of a strange Welsh community. Her work invokes imaginative worlds, fusing a dark vocabulary with eerie allure, revealing how beauty resides in strange places.
Named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2018, Prano's work has screened at events and festivals including BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL, SLAMDANCE, UKMVA'S, SITGES FILM FESTIVAL and MELBOURNE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL. She was one of the 17 filmmakers selected for BFI NETWORK@LFF 2017, which sought to identify original new voices, iconoclasts and risk-takers. She is also an alumna of Berlinale Talent Campus.
Prano is currently in post production with her debut feature, CENSOR, a psychological horror backed by the BFI, Film4, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Creative England. The project was chosen for the BFI NETWORK WEEKENDER 2017, and shortlisted for the Sundance Writers Lab. Executive producers include Andy Starke (Rook Films), Ant Timpson (Timpson Films) and Kim Newman.
Her short film NASTY has screened at over 100 festivals to-date, winning awards globally, including Best International Short at FANTASPOA and WOMEN IN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL, Excellence in Directing at CINEMATIC ARTS FILM FESTIVAL and an Honorary Mention at the Oscar-Qualifying NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL. NASTY was long-listed for the BIFA Best British Short Award and voted one of the top horror shorts of 2016 by Horror Happens and Fright Meter Awards. It's described as "ultra stylish" (ESFF), "aesthetically gore-geous" (Love Horror) and that it "Pries your brain apart, and drags you through the luminous VHS gateway to revelation" (Fungasm Press).
Prano was chosen by Film4 to direct episode one of their Fright Bites series. SHORTCUT was broadcast on Film4 and is available to view on All4. It has been screened at festivals around Europe, the USA and Canada, as well as touring with The Final Girls' WE ARE THE WEIRDOS programme. Her film THE TRIP won Best Director at UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL. This short was based on a real-life case study by ECPAT UK and has been used by UNCHOSEN in screenings and events up and down the country to educate Police and other professionals on how to recognise victims of human trafficking. Prano's post-apocalyptic short MAN VS SAND, commissioned by THE LETTERS FESTIVAL, MILAN, in association with the LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, won Best Experimental Short at AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, who described it as
"a powerful satire of the live to work ethic".
Her music videos have picked up accolades including a UKMVA, Best Music Video at EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL and Best Music Short at LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. Her promos have been described as "effortlessly energetic and vibrant" (itsatrapfilms) and as having "enchanting vision" (video tape swap shop).
Prano has worked with Film4, Film London, Sony Music, Atlantic Records and Adam & Eve DDB, to name a few. She is on the Advisory Board for Underwire Festival, is a member of Cinesisters, Directors UK and is also an award-winning editor.
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