Melanie has ten years experience working within the film industry, working as both stand by art director and director.
Melanie Light has worked within the art department on a multitude of television and film projects for over ten years, as both Stand-by Art Director and Production Designer. Her work has taken her all over the world, introducing her to a wealth of experiences that not only honed her career skills but gave her the drive to make her own films.
This began in 2010 with ‘Switch’ a short film which turns the tables on the typical male killer, which played at a number of international film festivals.
Her next film, 'Escape' was a visceral rape revenge film, made in the Nevada desert, USA. Melanie coordinated and directed this film despite being thousands of miles from home, which came with a whole host of interesting obstacles to overcome. Despite this, the film was a success.
After directing a number of music videos and further short film projects, Melanie began work on 'The Herd,' a passion project that incorporated not only her desire to make meaningful cinema, but drew from her vast experience of film making and the many talented individuals she brought together to make it possible.
Known as the first vegan feminist horror film, 'The Herd' is an uncompromising vision of a world where human females replace dairy cows, in an attempt to portray the suffering of non human animals. The film has won many awards and was selected by a number of prestigious film festivals.
Her current feature film project is ‘Covetous,' which she hopes to film in Bristol, UK. Covetous deals with the consequence of abuse.