Chanya made her start in the industry whilst still in education, working as an Assistant Director on the floor of the HARRY POTTER feature film franchise and at 18, won a place on the Royal Court's Young Writers Programme before going on to study English at Oxford, and an MA in Theatre Directing at RADA.
Chanya has since worked extensively across both the theatre and film industries, blending writing and directing her own work with working on prestigious larger scale projects. She has worked at the Creative Department at Warner Brothers in LA, for the UK Film Council (now BFI) Film Fund, as an Assistant Director for the Bush Theatre, the Tricycle Theatre, in Development for Heyday Films, as well as continuing her work on Studio features including the HARRY POTTER franchise, SHERLOCK HOLMES and EDGE OF TOMORROW.
BURN BURN BURN is her debut feature as Director and Producer; backed by Creative England and the BFI, and represented by Paris-based sales agent UDI for international sales. Since finishing her MA at RADA, Chanya has Produced, Co- Written and Directed three short films: FROG/ROBOT (2011), FIRE (2012; commissioned by Film London and selected for the London Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and Dinard Film Festival), and ALPHA:OMEGA (2013, commissioned by Pinewood Studios).