Vijay Varman is a British-Asian writer based in the heart of London, England.
Vijay has extensive experience in researching and writing historical dramas, with his 19th century female-led feature script, Around the World in 72 Days, becoming a finalist for the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest. His World War II feature epic, Brothers of the Fatherland, placed in the top 10% of entrants for the 2017 Academy Nicholls Fellowship.
His sci-fi short script, Message through the Stars won the award for Best Screenplay at the 2016 National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards and Best Short Screenplay at the 2016 Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival. Puppy Love, an animated comedy, secured the Best Unproduced Screenplay award at the 2017 British Animation Film Festival.
His first produced short script, The Right Choice, had its World Premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play at over 50 festivals across the world; and won Best Film at the 2019 Rob Knox Film Festival and Best International Short Film at the 2019 Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival
Vijay’s first publication was in 2020’s multi-genre anthology book, Community of Magic Pens, with further short stories appearing in Beyond Words Magazine and The Other Stories Podcast.
Recently, Vijay has made his short directorial debut with one of his own scripts; The Briefcase. It is intended for release in early 2023.
Follow him on Twitter @CircleofCine