Tigress

Jane Hampson

Feature film
Action • Biographical • War

In late-1980s Sri Lanka, an idealistic and spirited teenage girl joins a militant guerrilla movement to fight for freedom.

Synopsis

In late-1980s Sri Lanka, an idealistic upper-caste Tamil teenage girl, Niromi de Soyza, runs away from her repressive household to sign up as one of the first female fighters with the notorious Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka. In the thrall of the charismatic Tigers and believing blindly in their fight …

About Jane Hampson

Jane Hampson arrived at screenwriting after a career in journalism and politics. Her first screenplay, Between the Lines, developed through Screen Territory’s Ignite/Eurista program won the NT Literary Award and she went on to study at Open Channel and RMIT in Melbourne where, as a student, she won the AWG INSITE Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay at the Adelaide Film Festival with Tigress. She is now developing Tigress with Producer Leanne Tonkes and LA-based script consultant Meg Le Fauve (InsideOut), supported by Film Victoria.

Jane writes across film, TV and the web. Other award-winning work includes the short films, Life through Wool (Isabel Lucas) and Summer Wonder (Gemma Ward), which both screened in cinemas (Palace). She was a finalist in the AWG 2013-14 Inside the Box TV writing competition with The Lady from the Sea.

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