Meena Ayittey is an award winning film director. From and based in London, her fascination with stories and human nature started from an early age. Through writing stories and making films she has developed a passion for emotional storytelling and a champion for voices who often go unheard. It is this passion that has been a driving force in her work. She draws inspiration from a broad range of subject matters including music, art, her own experiences as a Black woman as well as issues faced by the Black community.
Her Black Lives Matter film 'Mama' won gold at the 1.4 awards and was a finalist at Ciclope.
Alongside being shortlisted for the 2022 YDA's, Meena's work is often found on the awards circuit. Her award winning documentary 'Black Creative' which looks at what it is like to be Black in the UK advertising industry has been extensively screened worldwide and has been included in festivals such as the 'Toronto Film Festival and the 'Independent Film awards'. Her short film 'All the little things' was named the most watched film of 2021 on industry website Shots.net.
With a background in VFX She has also collaborated with the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi, Droga5, Grey, Ogilvy and Oliver ad has worked with clients including GSK, Puma, Olay and Panasonic.
An avid screenwriter, Meena also has several long form projects in development including her first feature film. She also loves cats.