Acting / Writing
Donella trained at Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds in Dramatic Arts. Some of her acting & writing credits include; “Fallen Angels”, inspired by the Radiohead, OK Computer Album, Bretton Hall & at the Sheffield Octagon. “Bev & The Dragon”, at The Rose Theatre, London, Embankment. “Firefly” at Stratford Theatre Royal, East, Open Stage/Angelic Tales Festival, “Echoes’ at The Hospital Club. “Catch the Falling Leaves” at The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone and Venus Moon (Script accelerator) at Park Theatre, Finsbury Park.
Donella was the founder & company director of F-5 Films in the mid 2000’s. Under her company name she produced a short film “Jelly Baby” taking the company to the Cannes Film Festival Short-film corner in 2005 . She went on to work for various London production companies & edit houses and works extensively in theatre.
In 2014 her short vertical film “Time” shot on an iPhone as an experiment, was picked up by litro.co.uk who published it on Litro TV, along side the likes of Kate Tempest. “Time” gained American interest and continues to circulate on social media platforms. In July 2015 she set up film company Loka Films. They collaborate with artists from a broad spectrum of the arts moving forward together in a creative all inclusive environment.
Venus Moon, her first feature film, based on her stage play, is actively looking for an executive producer and co-producers.
She is also working on FILM & TV sitcom “Birdie” based on her play “Catch the Falling Leaves”