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nDash Writer Profile for Shanthy Milne


Freelance writer, journalist and filmmaker

About Me

I am a writer and journalist with ten years experience making films for the BBC and Channel 4. My work has covered an array of topics, with a particular focus on issues affecting marginalised communities. My research and investigative skills have been developed across academic, media and legal environments making me a versatile and resourceful employee, skilled in sourcing information, identifying and presenting stories (whether in writing or as a film) and building and nurturing relationships with sources/contributors. 

My written work is varied, ranging from children's stories to articles on current affairs, culture, history, parenting, food and travel.

I have been published in The Guardian, Riposte Magazine, Drift, Ambrosia, Womanly and Postscript among others.

My children's stories have been shortlisted by Nosy Crow and I was a finalist on the Penguin Random House 'Write Now' scheme.

Industries I Write About



Law & Politics


Health & Wellness

My Writing Samples

Surviving a global pandemic without a home.

Article examining the lockdown experience of undocumented migrants in Amsterdam.


Where did I go?

Article examining the phenomenon of Matrescence through first person experience.


The Hunt for Britain's Black Diamonds

12-page feature article on British truffle hunting for Ambrosia magazine.




Various freelance commissions

Company: The Guardian, Drift, Ambrosia, Postscript, Expatica, Riposte, Womanly

I worked there from 6/2009 until now

Documentary Producer

Working directly for the BBC and also for a number of independent production companies I have produced numerous films for UK broadcasters. Most of my work focused on marginalised communities within the UK. I have covered topics ranging from police shootings through to death row cases. My work has also touched on broader issues of immigration and the histories and cultures of Britain's migrant communities.

Company: BBC & Channel 4

I worked there from 6/2009 until 12/2017

Advocacy & Support Worker

Providing practical and emotional support to individuals held in immigration detention in the UK.

Company: Detention Action

I worked there from 10/2021 until now

Content I Write