Prano Bailey-Bond is a Welsh director and screenwriter. Her work invokes imaginative worlds, fusing a dark vocabulary with eerie allure, revealing how beauty resides in strange places. She was recently named a 2021 Variety ‘Director to Watch’ and was named a Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’ in 2018. Prano’s short-form work has screened at hundreds of festivals worldwide winning numerous awards in the process. Her 2016 film Shortcut was broadcast on Channel 4 before playing at festivals internationally including Sitges. Her short film Nasty (2015) screened at over 100 festivals worldwide, premiering at the BFI London Film Festival, winning many awards globally, including ‘Best International Short’ at Fantaspoa and the Women in Horror Film Festival. Nasty was voted one of the top horror shorts of 2016 by Horror Happens and Fright Meter Awards. Prano was one of 17 filmmakers selected for BFI NETWORK @ LFF 2017, the professional development programme which takes place annually at the BFI London Film Festival to support and inspire original new voices in film.