Deva Films is an award winning film production company managed by me, Deva Palmier.
I’m a Writer-Director working in comedy, genre and drama. I am passionate about making cinematic films driven by misfits and maybe that’s because I am one. Half Egyptian-Maltese, half UK, I was born in New Zealand and as a child lived in Indonesia, India, Switzerland and the UK.
I originally trained as an actress at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a BP Scholarship and then toured across Canada with my own theatre company. A few years later I went on to spend the summer studying filmmaking at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, on a William and Eva Fox Fellowship.
My short films have been selected for many awards and I was fortunate enough to be mentored by Gurinder Chadha for a year on the Guiding Lights scheme, but really the biggest prize of all is to be making Finding Clive, my first feature film, this year.
I’ve been passionately writing the Finding Clive screenplay for many years and it’s joyful to be finally preparing for production and working with Melissa Parmenter producer at Revolution Films.
I’ve just been selected for BFI Network X BAFTA Crew 2019/20 and for the Directors UK Inspire scheme 2019/20 – mentored by writer director William McGregor and I’m very grateful since this will help with my prep for Finding Clive.