Razan Madhoon is originally from Gaza, Palestine. She holds a BA in Journalism and worked in Palestine as a TV reporter and also in documentary film. In 2015 Razan received the Chevening Scholarship which enabled her to do the MA Film, Directing course at Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier where she graduated in 2016.
Razan is currently working with Red Kite Animation in Edinburgh as Associate Producer on a feature set in Palestine, the script is written by Sergio Casci. She is also developing a short drama film about the refugee experience in Scotland with fellow MA Film graduate Reece Cargan (MA Film, Producing 2016) as well as developing a feature film based on her short MA Film graduation film The Good Spirit.
Last year, she was able to get funds from The University of Edinburgh Development Trust to make a 30 minute documentary film on her experience moving to Scotland with her two children, of trying to fit in, learn English and the new culture. The film will be used for educational purposes in The School of Education at Edinburgh University.