Rabia Sultana, CEO & Co-Founder

Rabia Sultana is a British-Pakistani Archaeologist turned Filmmaker. Born and raised in East London, she performed on stage at the renowned Stratford Theatre and Criterion Theatre, before pursuing her Bachelors of Arts in Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, UK. 

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It was on an archaeological excavation site in Sanisera, Menorca, where Rabia found herself behind the camera for the first time. She began filming the excavation process, interviewing specialist archeologists, and produced a documentary on the discovery of a Roman Basilica, city foundations, and necropolis.

 

Since moving to the United States, her body of work includes producing music videos for DefJam artists with Universal Music Group, and commercials for clients including Samsonite and independent New York based real estate companies. Her passion and primary focus however, is on narrative films. 

 

Rabia's first independent project as writer, producer, and director was the short film "Rosetta's Blues" which screened at the Cannes Court Metrage and LA Femme International Film Festival, amongst others. 

 

Her first feature film project was producing "Extra Innings", starring Aiden P. Brennan (The Punisher, The Secret), Mara Kassin (Curfew, Cul-de-Sac) and Geraldine Singer (Greenbook, Mudbound). She has also worked as both producer and assistant director on several projects including feature films "Angelfish" (starring American rapper, Princess Nokia and Jimi Stanton, known for Greyhound, Detroit) and "The Truth about Santa Claus" (starring Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Winslow, Judy Gold).

 

Rabia's current festival projects include “Interference” (NBC/Universal Film Festival, BAM Cinematek’s New Voices in Black Cinema), and “Friendly Neighborhood Coven”, a short film starring  Tonye Patano (Showtime’s Weeds) and Sally Struthers (All in the Family, Gilmore Girls). 

 

Rabia believes that visual media is one of the most powerful tools we have to entertain, inspire, and explore social issues, while telling the extraordinary stories that unfold during our everyday 'ordinary' lives.

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