FEATURE FILM 100 mins
Adapted from the controversial memoir by Niromi de Soyza, TIGRESS is the story of an upper-caste teenage girl in mid-1980s Sri Lanka who became one of the first female fighters with the militant Tamil Tigers.
Set against the canvas of civil war, TIGRESS is a compelling portrayal of life as a guerilla fighter and a heart-wrenching story about family, friendship and first love.
Winner: INSITE AWARD for Screenplay, 2013
Adelaide Film Festival/Australian Writers' Guild
Finalist: Inscription Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship, 2013
Finalist: National Australian SPAA Fringe Pitching Competition
Producer: Leanne Tonkes
Co-producer/writer: Jane Hampson
Story consultant: Stephen Cleary