Tianna is a drama & comedy writer from North West London and the winner of the 2021 Brit List with her pilot script Obeah (Variety article here). She has a focus on urban fantasy and is passionate about writing leading women from Caribbean backgrounds, magic in everyday places in the city and how the history of ancient religions exists in the modern world.
Prior to this Tianna was one of two writers selected for a writers residency at the Curve Theatre after submitting a play in an open submission. In the Summer of that year, Tianna began volunteering with Midsummer Films as a script reader, and later took up a role as a freelance script reader for BBC Films. In 2017, she wrote her first short film Mum, around the same time she started to tell stories on social media, some of which went viral. Tianna graduated with an English with Creative Writing degree.
As a child Tianna also featured in The Bill, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and was a voice actress in The BBC’s Boo! after attending the Barbara Speake Stage School and Sylvia Young Theatre School.