About US

Adya Films was started in mid 2015 by Sonesh Sira and Suvarna Jha Sira to fill a growing need in the Indo-European film market. Based in London, Adya Films is partners with Twenty Fifteen Media, and also has offices in Milan and Rome. With a strong infrastructure and support system, we produce movies and television content, and offer our services to other film-makers and production houses as well. From the germination of a concept to the delivery of a finished product, we are equipped to fill every requirement promptly and efficiently.
LONDON MILAN ROME

FILM PRODUCTION - LINE PRODUCTION - CAMERA & LIGHTING EQUIPMENT - PRODUCTION OFFICES & STUDIOS - REHEARSAL ROOMS - AUDITION ROOMS - SECURITY & BODYGUARDS - FILM TAX CREDITS - CO-PRODUCTION TREATY - INDO-UK FILM CO-PRODUCTION - VISAS & INSURANCE - LEGAL COUNSEL - TRANSPORT & FACILITY VEHICLES - CAMERA, LIGHTING & PRODUCTION CREW - RECCES, LOCATIONS & PERMISSION - ACCOMMODATION & CATERING - CASTING - MAKE UP & STYLING - STUNTS

  • FILM & TV
  • COMMERCIALS
  • LIVE EVENTS

IN-HOUSE SERVICES

FACILITIES

3000 SQ. FEET OF PRODUCTION OFFICES IN LONDON – 5000 SQ. FEET OF PRODUCTION OFFICES IN MILAN – 8 STUDIOS IN MILAN – 2 STUDIOS IN ROME – PRE-PRODUCTION PLANNING & SCHEDULING – GREEN SCREEN FILM & TV STUDIO

CAMERAS & LENSES

ARRI: ALEXA PLUS SXT, M-XT, STUDIO XT, PLUS, MINI – RED: DRAGON, EPIC X, SCARLET – SONY: F65, F55- PHANTOM FLEX X – CANON: C500PL, C300PL – LENSES & ZOOMS: ZEISS, COOKE, ANGENIEUX, CANON :-DRONES

LIGHTING & GRIP

ARRI: DAYLIGHT, THUNGSTEN, LED – KINO FLO – MOLE-RICHARDSON – PANTHER, CHAPMAN & FISCHER GRIPS & CRANES – DOORWAY DOLLIES – CAR MOUNTS – JIMMY JIBS – GENERATORS

TRANSPORT & FACILITY VEHICLES

CAMERA VANS – LIGHTING VANS – GENERATOR VANS – PROCESS TRAILERS – MAKEUP VANS – TOILET VANS – OFFICE VANS – KITCHEN & DINING VANS – LAUNDRY & COSTUME TRUCKS – MOTOR HOMES, BI CAMPER & TRI CAMPER VANS – LUXURY & VINTAGE CARS

CREW

CINEMATOGRAPHERS – PRODUCTION DESIGNERS & ART DIRECTORS – HAIR & MAKEUP – PRODUCTION MANAGERS & COORDINATORS -LOCATION MANAGERS & SCOUTS – CASTING DIRECTORS

TAX & AUDIT

STRUCTURING FOR INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTIONS – UK FILM & HIGH-END TV TAX CREDITS – UK ANIMATION & VIDEO GAMES TAX CREDITS – FOREIGN ENTERTAINERS TAX – DISTRIBUTION & ROYALTY AUDITS – POST-PRODUCTION ACCOUNTING

History

Adya Films is a recent entrant upon the world stage of cinema, but we come with a long history of work and experience in Media & Entertainment. The Sira family has been associated with the film and television industry for over 50 years.

Meet Our Team

Sonesh Sira
Sonesh Sira
Founder/ CEO, Adya Films
Sonesh started SiraVisions in 1997 which produced documentaries & films & serviced clients like Yash Raj Films, Tips etc. In 2000, he went into partnership with Percept India & they produced films & commercials, built brand awareness for corporate clients, produced & arranged major live events with Indian & international artistes in India & UK. Sonesh has brought together a strong team with Adya Films, harnessing his talent for organisation & love for cinema together to create movie magic.
Suvarna Jha Sira
Suvarna Jha Sira
Managing Director, Adya Films
Suvarna Jha Sira is the creative force behind Adya Films. She has been at various times an assistant director, an executive producer and mostly an actor. With many acting roles to her credit, she has worked on Indian television for production houses like Sanjay Khan’s NUIL, Cinevistaa and Balaji. With landmark shows like ‘Kaisa Yeh Pyar Hai’ and ‘Kasamh Se’, and the iconic ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, she portrayed strong and memorable characters for over a decade that still live on in numerous reruns today.
Maurizio Longo
Maurizio Longo
UK Director, Twenty Fifteen Media
Maurizio inherited a lifelong love for photography & cinema from his camera technician father and took over his business in 1986, becoming an authorised service facility for Canon, providing camera & lens repairs. In 2005, he started Camera Service Rental, a specialist company in digital equipment assisting DOPs with the latest advances in technology. In 2015 he became director of Twenty Fifteen Media, now consolidated with partners in the UK & India, offering comprehensive production services.
SIRISH MALDE FCCA
SIRISH MALDE FCCA
Partner, Malde & Co
Sirish started Malde & Co in 1975. His area of expertise is in the film & TV industry, advising clients on structuring, UK tax reliefs & international co-productions, as well as accounting, audit & tax issues. He has worked with producers to obtain British film certifications for over 500 films with budgets ranging from £1m to £100m. He been associated with films like Bend It Like Beckham, The Full Monty, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Hotel Rwanda, King Arthur, Pianist, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Oliver Twist etc.
Kay Aujla
Kay Aujla
Casting Producer, Adya Films
Kay set up her own casting agency Kay Auj LA Casting and is a BBC registered Agent. She has cast for projects like Doctors, David Essex’s Traveller, Stephanie Zari’s Dawn among others. She has also done commercials like Audibles for Amazon, Moneygram and CashConverters. She has done the production management for music videos & commercials as well. Kay has also completed her law degree with honours.
Manda Popat Kotecha
Manda Popat Kotecha
Head of Accounting, Adya Films
Manda qualified as a chartered accountant & tax specialist (ATII) in 1978, & became a partner in Halpern & Woolf. She was in charge of Asian clients & the Entertainment Division and worked as an advisor on tax & accounting matters on many Hollywood & Indian films. She also raised funds for film related and real estate projects. Since the late 1990s, Manda has been providing corporate finance services to entertainment & real estate companies, environmental projects etc.
GIUSEPPE RUGGERI
GIUSEPPE RUGGERI
Italy Director, Twenty Fifteen Media
Giuseppe began working as an assistant cameraman on Dominick Tambasco’s Born Tired, & continued with series such as Women Wrong directed by Monica Vullo. The turning point of his career came when he chose TV & started to collaborate on programs like Big Brother, Friends of Maria de Filippi & Seriously Party. In 2009 he founded the company Zero3 General Media S.r.l which merged with Camera Service Rental S.r.l in 2013, a digital motion picture rental & production company.
IVAN BRIENZA
IVAN BRIENZA
Milan Branch Manager/ Production Director, Twenty Fifteen Media
Ivan is a graduate of the University of Tor Vergata, Rome in Literature & Philosophy. He then studied Film & TV Production at Cinecittà Studios, where he specialised in Film Production & Organisation. He started working in 2006 as a Film & TV producer & executive producer. He is now a Sales Consultant for Camera Sevice Rental S.r.l, and a Branch Manager for Twenty Fifteen Media S.r.l Milano, Italy.
VICTOR IBANEZ
VICTOR IBANEZ
Line Producer, Twenty Fifteen Media
Victor worked for Cinecittà Studios shooting & editing documentaries on Italian cinema production. He went on to freelance as an editor/Director for RAI UNO, KTVU, Matteo Basilé, Galleria Pack, INGV, Rete 4 Italia, The European Space Agency, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Zoetrope Italia. Currently he is working on a travel/food TV program “Ricette all’italana” for Rete 4 as the Production Manager & D.I.T. He often directs projects start to finish, from concept to delivery & market placement.