Deepa’s work as a filmmaker began in her final year at design school with a highly personal documentary, CANNED, about her estranged father. Five years after CANNED, Deepa wrote, directed and shot KARA, a short fictional film based on the experience of making the documentary. KARA premiered at London Film Festival in 2017 winning the London Calling Plus Best Film award, presented by David Yates.
Outside of her work as a writer/director, Deepa is a Director of Photography who started out as a trainee under Robbie Ryan (American Honey, Slow West) on Daniel Wolfe’s cinematic debut feature CATCH ME DADDY. Her bold and creative work started to yield her own impressive credits in short films, commercials and music videos, with work for some of the most exciting artists in the music industry such as Chaka Khan, Jorja Smith, Burna Boy & Flohio. Commercial work includes films for Libresse, Nike, Gucci and Stella McCartney.
Deepa is continuing to shoot a mix of narrative shorts, music videos and commercial work in the UK and internationally, while developing her next two short form projects.