Soraya Gilanni Viljoen


Soraya is a multi-disciplinary artist whose body of work encompasses narrative, commercials, music promos, exhibitions and installations. Throughout any design process her focus centres on the narrative, and how certain details interact to create a distinctive, original and expressive world. Soraya’s body of drama work includes MJ Delaney’s feature Powder Room starring Sheridan Smith, BAFTA winning short film Morgan Robinson’s Summer, and Rise, directed by Hannah Renton, which is currently screening at festivals worldwide.

Soraya is also the Art Director of Tilted Axis Press, a not for profit press.

DRAMA

POWDER ROOM 
Prod. Damian Jones Films / Universal Pictures
Dir. MJ Delaney

THE WAY OUT (Television Drama)
Prod. BBC / BBC4 / Battersea Arts Centre
Dir. Suri Krishnamma

SHORT FILMS

LILIAS ADIE
Prod. Sylvan Films
Dir.Elize Spall

 

A FEW MILES SOUTH
Prod. Revolution Films / Shore Leave Productions
Dir. Ben Pearce

RISE 
Prod. Villager Films
Dir. Hannah Renton

PICKLE JAR (Pilot)
Prod. Universal Media Studios
Dir. MJ Delaney

MORGANA ROBINSON’S SUMMER SKY COMEDY SHORT 
Prod. Merman
Dir. MJ Delaney
Winner: Best Short Form Programme  – BAFTA 2018

AUTUMN SEASON HOTEL SET
Prod. Google

BILLY THE KID (Short)
Prod. Evade Films
Dir. Sam Johnson
World Premiere: Palm Springs ShortFest, 2015
Winner: Best of Fest – Palm Springs International, 2015
Winner: Best Short – Isle of Man Film Festival, 2015
Winner: Audience Award – Isle of Man Film Festival, 2015
Winner: Best Comedy – Isle of Man Film Festival, 2015
Winner: Youth Audience Award – Aesthetica, 2015
Winner: Audience Award – Adelaide Kids Film Festival, 2015
Winner: Audience Favourite – Coronado Island Film Festival, 2016
Winner: Best Short Film – Boston Independent Film Festival, 2016
Winner: Remi Award – WorldFest Houston, 2016
Nominated: Best Comedy – Aesthetica, 2015
Runner Up: Audience Award, Orillia Film Festival, 2015
Official Selection: Palm Springs ShortFest 2015
Official Selection: Aesthetica 2015
Official Selection: DC Shorts 2015
Official Selection: Nevada City Film Festival 2015
Official Selection:: 24FPS Film Festival 2015
Official Selection: Isle of Man Film Festival 2015
Official Selection: Orilla Film Festival 2015
Official Selection: Adelaide Kids Film Festival 2015
Official Selection: Bahamas International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection: LA Comedy Festival 2015
Official Selection: Coronado Island Film Festival 2016
Official Selection : San Diego Cinema Society 2016
Official Selection: Kinofilm Manchester International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection: LOCO London Comedy Festival 2016
Official Selection: Boston Independent Film Festival 2016
Official Selection: 59th WorldFest Houston 2016
Official Selection: Brazil Independent Film Festival 2016
Official Selection: Sanford International Film Festival 2016

HOLLOW ROAD 
Prod. Wingbeat Productions
Dir. Drew Pautz
Winner: Regiofun Film Festival, Poland 2015

YEAR SEVEN 
Prod. Frisbee Films
Dir. Rob Leggatt
Nomination: Best Short Film – LSFF 2015

EMILY 
Prod. Working Title
Dir. Caroline Harvey
Official Selection: Palm Springs Film Festival 2012
Official Selection: Raindance Film Festival 2012

BEN AND LUMP (Episode 2 of Channel 4 ‘Coming Up’ Series)
Prod. Channel 4
Dir. MJ Delaney

COMMERCIALS

Akin Akinsiku: Microsoft
Courtney Phillips
: Fairy 
Crinan Campbell
: Marks & Spencer: Mother’s Day (Online Campaign)
MJ Delaney: Walkers / Co-Op / Kinder / Transpennine Express / Unicef: #WhatIReallyReallyWant / Let It Shine / Bodyform / KFC / Nivea / Weetabix / The Sun / Sainsbury’s: Back To School / Dairylea
Reeve Rixon: Marks & Spencer / Axe (Print Campaign) / Oreo

 

MUSIC PROMOS

Olan Collardy: Nakhane feat. Anohni – New Brighton

EXHIBITIONS

Atomic 50:Time Travels in Tin (Blackhorse Workshop) – part of the London Borough of Culture 2019. A one-off installation that merges workshop with immersive theatre.

100 Years of Advertising Festival:IPA Studio Sixty Billion – Production Design of the sets, spaces and graphics of an interactive exhibition held at the Truman Brewery 8 – 12th March 2017.