Beautiful Beast! Synopsis
A music video for the band Tapei Teahouse raising global awareness of women’s empowerment in Afghanistan.
Beautiful Beast! was an official selection of the 2016 WVN Online Film Festival.
About the Filmmaker
Roya Sadat is an award-winning, female Afghan producer and director who successfully brought touching stories to international festivals after the fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. She graduated from the University of Herat with a degree in Law and Politics. In 2005, she earned a Certificate of Study from the Asian Film Academy in South Korea. Roya Sadat with Alka Sadat, her sister, founded ROYA Film House (RFH) in 2003. RFH hosts an annual International Women’s Film Festival in Afghanistan.
She has 15 years’ experience producing, writing and directing acclaimed feature-length and documentary films and TV dramas and has won international awards from around the world. She has directed and produced more than 50 advertisements and promotions (2007-2010) for Tolo TV and her own company, and has been invited to more than 30 international film festivals for “Three Dots” and “Playing the Taar.” She is also Head of the Afghanistan Chapter for the International Association of Women in Radio & Television (IAWRT), a 15-country women’s media network.
About Tapei Teahouse
Tapei Teahouse is the indie-tronica female duo, Kerry Coulshed (vocalist/lyricist) and Janelle Palmer (producer), from New Zealand (est. 2014). Beautiful Beast is the feature track from a collection created by Kerry Coulshed and Billy Mills in 2013.