Ayeesha Starkey

Content Executive

Ayeesha is a graduate of Media and Communications and a filmmaker based between Beirut & London. She has worked in the fields of visual arts and production, specifically video editing, content creation, and script writing.

Having lived in Dubai for 16 years, Ayeesha draws most of her inspiration from the cultural contrasts she has inherited from living between Western and Middle Eastern cultures. Her portfolio includes working with BBC Studios in London on various titles such as Doctor Who, BBC Planet and Top Gear.

In 2020, Ayeesha both wrote and directed a short film called “بنزين” (Benzine) or ‘petrol’ in Arabic - which approaches Lebanon’s heated political and economic climate in a satirical manner.

Ayeesha combines her passions and expertise today in production to explore fashion-films and theatre. The scope of her work has diversified to include being a fixer for foreign correspondents, film photography and branding.

Ayeesha Starkey

In 3 words

Artistic, bold, sunshine

Desert-island luxury item

Film camera – the pictures would last longer than I would!

Personal motto

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – James Thurber

Interests outside of work

Finding hidden gems, watercolouring, coffee cup readings & storytelling.

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