Shoshana Sachidhanandam was born in Malaysia, grew up in New Zealand, and now lives in the United States, where she pursued an M.F.A in Screenwriting at UCLA. Living, writing, and learning in Los Angeles had been a long-time dream for Shoshana since she first experienced the city and the campus at just 8 years old (while on holiday with family). Her passion for writing began even earlier than that, at the very early age of 4. It was in her early years that Shoshana also became intrigued by death, psychology, and horror. She was the cynical child who made friends with the monster under the bed, and is now an ever questioning woman, infatuated with the human psyche and existentialism. Shoshana enjoys creating dark worlds with even darker characters. Her strengths lie in drama, usually of the psychological thriller or horror variety.
Favorites: TV: Hannibal, Dexter, Breaking Bad. Film: Donnie Darko, The Witch, Ex Machina, Rosemary's Baby
2016 Winner of UCLA Eleanor Perry Women in Film award. 2016 Winner of UCLA David Koepp award 2016 Honorable mention in UCLA Showcase 2016 New Zealand Writer's Guild Screenwriting Seed Grant winner 2015 Feature winner at UCLA Showcase 2013 Feature finalist at BBC Writersroom UK 2012 Feature finalist at BBC Writersroom UK