Nancy Paton is an award winning Polish-Australian screenwriter, director, producer and writer with nearly three-decades experience in the film, TV and writing industry. She has attended both the Atlantic Theatre Acting School and submitted screenplays to The Writers Place in New York City, making her equally at home in front of or behind the camera. Having traveled extensively from a young age and since making her home in the Middle East, Nancy has made it her life’s mission to tell the stories of the marginalized, cultivating up and coming talent, and giving the world insight into previously unknown cultures through a multitude of mediums. Nancy is also the founder of Desert Rose Films and currently pursuing her Masters at Harvard University and writing a novel, which she hopes to bring to the big screen upon publication.

Nancy Paton filmmaker and founder of Desert Rose FIlms

Desert Rose Films

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Desert Rose Films is home to original, independent, female character-driven films that capture compelling stories. We believe that stories have the power to change minds and ignite action, so we support and develop projects of substance and significance for the generation of today and tomorrow.

Founded in 2014 by Abu Dhabi-based screenwriter, director and producer Nancy Paton, Desert Rose Films seeks to deepen our understanding of the Arab world. The region has always been synonymous with commerce but there is a wealth of culture to be explored and it is our mission to provide an alternative view with new voices and perspectives.

Desert Rose Films operates from London and Abu Dhabi with projects in development in both these centres as well as in Australia and Saudi Arabia and with an exciting slate of feature films and TV shows in development.
We are always open to having conversations with people about their ideas and turning them into meaningful work. We offer a number of ways to get involved with Desert Rose Films. To find out more, head over to our Desert Rose Films website.
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