Radheya Jegatheva is a filmmaker based in Perth, Australia. He is passionate about film, and the value of using film and animation in educational and social development contexts. He has spoken to thousands of school students over the years with an aim to encourage and inspire young people about getting into the arts, and his works have been used as an educational tool in schools and universities around the world.
Radheya's short live-action documentary film 'Pacing the Pool' was shortlisted by the World Health Organisation, for the Special Prize on Rehabilitation in the Health for All Film Festival, and has garnered 123 official selections and 30 awards at film festivals around the world. His animated film 'The Quiet' was Oscar-qualified, landing on the longlist for the Academy Award for Best Short Animation in 2021.
While most of his experience originates behind the camera, Radheya has had some minor/extra acting roles in TV series/stills shoots and is looking for more small roles. He has also animated and contributed to various large-scale multimedia installations and public projects, and recently performed animation and VFX work on Lynette Wallworth's ‘How to Live...’ which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.