My name is Shiv Maharaj, I'm a Marketing Manager by day and a Screenwriter by night.
I was born in Suva, Fiji, raised in Auckland, New Zealand and I currently reside in Vancouver, Canada.
Aside from writing, I have directed a short and worked as an Assistant Director and Production Coordinator on two other shorts and a small indie project.
I am equal parts geek and sports fanatic. I love events like San Diego Comic Con and it's New Zealand equivalent, the Armageddon Expo. I grew up reading comics and have amassed a small collection of 700 titles. My top 10 films of all time include:
- Hell or high water
- Saving private Ryan
- The Dark Knight
- Good will hunting
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Steve Jobs
- Get Out
- Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
- Bourne Ultimatum
Honorable mentions: Better Watch Out, The Terminal, The Replacements, The Way Way Back, Gladiator, Jerry Maguire, Remember the Titans, Invisible Man, A Quiet Place, Gifted, Sweet Smell of Success, Rain Man, Words on Bathroom Walls, Games Night, 21 Jump Street, Manchester By The Sea, Thor Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy.
I was undefeated as an amateur boxer and I love watching boxing, the NFL, NCAAF, NBA, NCAAB and NHL.
I have taken a number of screenwriting courses, but I can't wait to explore some of the courses and services that Stage32 has to offer. I am also naturally an introvert and COVID has exacerbated that, but I am genuinely looking forward to networking and making new colleagues and friends.