Melanie Light is an emerging British genre film maker.
She lives in the vibrantly diverse and political city of Bristol, UK.
She is known for her hard hitting, fantastically designed and admirably directed short films. Her ever popular film THE HERD, was invited to over 30 film festivals worldwide including Sitges, Fantaspoa and Leeds, and won numerous awards and received press from Fangoria and heavy metal magazine Metal Hammer, which reviewed the film’s notable score.
Melanie uses genre films to bring forth issues of animal rights, feminism, the climate crisis and patricarchy. She has worked as a Standby Art Director on films and TV dramas such as The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Cockneys vs Zombies, Sony’s Phillip K Dick’s Electric Dreams and HBO’s brand new Gangs of London.
Melanie’s directing work includes short film, TRUST, a short film dealing with abortion rights, THE SKIN YOU’RE IN, an animal rights film about the fur industry; an episode of SHRINK, a London based web series which deals with mental health and depression; 5 episodes for US online horror series FEAR HAUS, an Atlanta based series showcasing new genre short films; short film ESCAPE, a rape revenge thriller filmed in the Nevada Desert; SWITCH, a short female serial killer film which premiered at Film 4 FrightFest and TURN OFF YOUR BLOODY PHONE a horrifically hilarious horror set in the beautiful Phoenix Cinema in East Finchely, London.
Melanie is currently moving into directing feature films.