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.
Director: Leena Yadav
Writer: Jane Hampson
Story consultant: Meg Le Fauve
Producers: Leanne Tonkes; Jane Hampson
Winner: INSITE AWARD for Screenplay Adelaide Film Festival/Australian Writers' Guild
Finalist: Inscription Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship
Finalist: National Australian SPAA Fringe Pitching Competition
Scripted Ink Foundation, The Australian Writers' Guild
Film Victoria, Script Development