The Sunflower Seeds

Manini Priyan Olikara

Screenwriter & Director

Manini Priyan Olikara is a Double Masters postgraduate degree holder in Organizational Analysis who discovered her love for writing while she was doing her second master’s program from the land of Shakespeare, in King’s College, London. During the day, she writes strategic workforce strategies as a Corporate HR business partner for one of the world’s biggest oil companies, and during the night she works on her series of novels in science fiction and fantasy. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time dancing, reading novels by John Scalzi, watching Star Trek and Game of Thrones or dreaming of going on a mission to Mars on a giant spaceship. Her first collection of poetry featured as part of an anthology released August 2020.