Palmyrah Talkies is a UK production company focused on developing and producing fiction films.

International House, 776-778 Barking Road, London E13 9PJ

Director: Suba Sivakumaran, contact agent Hannah Boulton

Suba Sivakumaran

Suba Sivakumaran is a self-taught director who was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. 

Her first short film I TOO HAVE A NAME (Sri Lanka, 11 min) was in competition for the Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlinale and was selected in competition at over 25 film festivals worldwide. 

Her second short film L’OISEAU BLEU (Tunisia, 15 min), as a co-director, was shown out-of-competition at Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2018 as part of the anthology TUNISIA FACTORY, and selected for Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival among many others. 

HOUSE OF MY FATHERS (Sri Lanka, 95 min) is her first feature film and received support from the 2015 Locarno Open Doors Hub Programme (featured in Variety here) and acquired by an international sales agent ahead of its release (sale featured in Variety here), and has premiered at over 15 international film festivals in 3 months since its launch. 

Suba also works in the area of international humanitarian aid and poverty reduction and is currently developing her second feature film, a thriller set in London about refugees on the eve of Brexit. She is based in London. 

Suba has a B.Sc. Honours in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics (2002) and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University (2008, Harvard Kennedy School) where she was awarded a full scholarship as a Reynolds Fellow.