Clayhouse Productions

Clayhouse Productions

is a small film production company aimed at:

We are primarily concerned with character-based documentary film-making.

Munny Lee

I was born in a city called Poona in India. I was just 5 years old when my father secured work as a film editor in Singapore and then Brunei and the whole family moved with him. We came back to India when I was 14 and our relocation came as a big culture shock to me. I had no memories of India as a child. I was confused, moved and disturbed by all the religious chaos and this provoked me to start writing short articles for the local newspaper about them.

I didn't know what I wanted to become until I was about 28 years old. My brother was doing a course in film direction and it was when I read his course notes on editing and I realised that I wanted to become a film editor. My passion for films developed my interest in this profession. Due to financial problems I couldnt afford a course in editing so my ambition just remained a dream.

In 2001 I moved to the UK where and married in March 2002. It was then, with my husband's full support, that I was able to make my dream a reality. We developed an edit suite at home and in 2005 I completed a one year training scheme at ITV, Yorkshire in Post Production. This developed my skills further as an editor and it was then that we realised we could make our own films.

When I left India to come to the UK, I thought that the western way of life would be better. But on coming here I realised that there were a lot of things about India and other poorer countries, that we, in the rich world, can learn from. As we are quite sensitive to social, cultural and environmental issues I thought my passion for editing could be combined with our outlook on life to give our films direction. My objective in making films is to inform people about social issues, different ways of life or just to prompt them to question their own way of life.