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Shefali Malhoutra

Producer - Executive Producer / Development Executive

Agent: Julie Press - julie@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Shefali is an experienced drama executive who has worked as an executive producer, producer and head of development. She has a wide range of talent connections, as demonstrated in her recent role at the Imaginarium Studios. She has a strong record of championing emerging and diverse voices. Having worked outside the UK for HBO Europe, BBC Worldwide Mumbai, Film London’s Microwave International and as a producer for ITV in India, Shefali has a distinctively global outlook. Shefali has a degree in Modern Languages from Cambridge University.

Work

Experience

The Imaginarium Studios (2015-2017)

Executive Producer
Created a TV slate for the UK and international market. Through sourcing original ideas, as well as novels and non fiction, Shefali developed an eclectic range of genre series, mini- series and event specials. Worked with writers including; Joe Ahearne, Kate O’Riordan, Julie Rutterford, Joseph Wilde, Ian Rashid, Deborah Haywood, Nina Raine, Richard Mason, Tony Jordan, Rae Brunton

Spaceship (2015)
iFeatures 2

Script Editor
Feature Film.
Writer/director: Alexander Taylor
Cinema release May 2017

Shakespeare India (2015)
Film London / British Council

Script Mentor
Competitive scheme to select a contemporary Shakespeare interpretation by British Asian and Indian filmmakers to mark 400 years since the death of Shakespeare. Winner: ‘The Hungry’ Writer director Bornila Chatterjee. Premiered at TIFF 2017

HBO Europe (2012-2014)

Script Consultant : Original Drama Production
Series and mini-series development for Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Poland.

Umbre (Shadows) (2014-2015)
HBO Romania

Script Consultant
8 x 45’ drama set in Bucharest about a family man with a secret criminal life.
Adapted from the Australian drama SMALL TIME GANGSTER.
Writer: Bogdan Mirica

Wataha (The Border)
HBO Poland / Walter Presents Channel 4

Script Consultant
6 x 45’ original thriller series about a squad of Polish Border Guards at the Polish/Ukrainian border.
Writer: Julie Rutterford/Artur Kowalewski.

Tarsas Jatek (Shall We Kiss) Season Two (2013)
HBO Hungary

Script Consultant
13 x 30’ ensemble romantic comedy set in Budapest. Season one adapted from an Israeli format. Season Two original scripts.
Lead writer: Andrea Vesjits

iFeatures / South West Screen (2009-2010)

Development Executive
Competitive scheme to produce three micro budget feature films set in Bristol, from pitch, through treatment, to script. Films produced from over 500 entries.

Flying Blind (2012)
iFeatures / South West Screen

Development Executive
Feature film
Writer Caroline Harrington
Director Kasia Klimkiewicz

In The Dark Half (2011)
iFeatures / South West Screen

Development Executive
Feature film
Writer: Lucy Catherine
Director Alastair Siddons

Eight Minutes Idle (2011)
iFeatures / South West Screen

Development Executive
Feature film
Writers: Matt Thorne and Nicholas Blincoe Director: Mark Simon Hewis

The Lady (2011)
Left Bank Pictures / Europacorp

Development Producer
Feature film
Writer:Rebecca Frayn
Director: Luc Besson
Producer: Andy Harries/Virginie Silla
Starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis

BBC Worldwide, Mumbai, India (2008)

Consultant, Drama
Development of BBC drama formats for Indian broadcasters

ITV Drama and Comedy (2000-2007)

Script Executive 2000 – 2006
Executive Producer 2006 – 2007
Producer 2004 – 2006
Head of Development 2001 – 2004

Perfect Parents
ITV1

Executive Producer
1 x 120
Writer/Director: Joe Ahearne
Producer:Nicole Cauverien
Cast: Christopher Ecclestone, Susannah Harker, Lesley Manville, David Warner

What We Did on Our Holiday
ITV1

Executive Producer
1 x 120
Novel adaptation by Andy Watts
Director: Jeremy Webb
Producer: Chris Carey
Cast: Shane Richie, Pauline Collins, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Angeline Ball
Filmed entirely on location in Malta

Losing Gemma
ITV1

Producer
2 x 90
Novel adaptation by Robert Murphy
Director: Maurice Phillips
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Alice Eve, Jonas Armstrong, Jason Flemyng, Rachel Leskovac
Filmed entirely on location in India

The Kindness of Strangers
ITV1

Producer
2 X 90
Writer: Kate O’Riordan
Director: Tony Smith
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Julie Graham, Hermione Norris, Neil Pearson

Bloodlines
ITV1

Producer
2 x 90
Writer: Mike Cullen
Director: Philip Martin
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Emma Pierson, Max Beesley, Kieran O’Brien, Kevin McNally

The Walk
ITV1

Development Executive
1 x 120
Writer: Michael Chaplin
Director: Mark Brozel
Producer: David Boulter
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Nicola Stephenson, Philip Glenister
Filmed entirely on location in Morocco

Eleventh Hour (Episode 1)
ITV1

Development Producer
4 x 90
Writer: Stephen Gallagher
Director: Terry McDonough
Producer: Stephen Smallwood
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen
Remade by Jerry Bruckheimer for NBC USA starring Rufus Sewell, 13 episodes

Donovan
ITV1

Assistant Producer
2 x 90
Writer: Mike Cullen
Director: Simon Delaney
Producer: Spencer Campbell
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Tom Conti, Samantha Bond

Lenny Blue
ITV1

Assistant Producer
2 x 90
Writer: Stephen Butchard
Director: Andy Wilson
Producer: David Boulter
Executive Producer: Andy Harries
Cast: Ray Winstone, Charlie Creed Miles

The Bill (1998-2000)
Pearson Television / ITV1

Script Editor
Hour long eight pm police procedural series on ITV1