Tinge takes centrestage

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FROM doctor to BAFTA-winning film director is quite a role switch.

But that’s the script for former Hallamshire Hospital medic Tinge Krishnan who will return to her adopted city next month to take part in a question and answer session on her new film, Junkhearts.

Junkhearts is Tinge’s debut feature film - she won her BAFTA for her short film Shawdowscan - and follows four characters whose lives are transformed by a single act of kindness, a redemption that pulls each of them out of their own insular worlds.

One of the film’s characters is a former solider with post traumatic stress disorder and Tinge draws on her own experience of trauma for the film.

She was caught up in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that devastated parts of South East Asia.

On holiday in Phuket, Krishnan – who is half-Thai – volunteered in the region and after returning home had to see a trauma councillor to combat the flashbacks and nightmares.

Junkhearts is screening at the Showroom Cinema Monday, December 5, to Thursday, December 8.