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Indy Selvarajah

Born on the rock of Gibraltar. Sri Lankan / Malaysian blood. British by design.

Selvarajah started his career as an artist showing work at institutions including The Serpentine Gallery, Tate, Barbican and Whitney Museum of American Art in NY.

He then wrote a TV show for Channel 4, produced by Charlie Brooker, which won a Guardian Top 50 TV Show of the year.

Next he moved into Advertising where he wrote and created award-winning work including Seasonal Runner with Frederic Planchon, Center Parcs Bears and the Thierry Henry Sky Sports film which is the most viewed advert in 24hrs in facebook history with 21 million views and 3rd most watched ad in the world that week.

Then Indy moved into the PR world where he created Fathers Day Taken for Dove Men, a campaign honouring Black men killed by police brutality in the US, Love The Journey for Adobe, featuring Rapper Little Simz and her Nigerian mum and The Pain Museum for Bodyform.

Finally, and most importantly, in 2015 he set up . An initiative to get more young people of colour into the creative industries. To date, the scheme has spoken to over 1000 young people.