Sreebala K. Menon is the winner and recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2005 for her novel, ‘19, Canal Road’. This citation was enough for her to become a renowned figure in the Malayalam literary field. She started writing this book when she was doing her post graduation in Madras University. Later, she went on to write short stories titled, ‘Slyviaplathinte Masterpiece’.
This writer even found filmmaking to be an art, and eyed the film industry. She tired to work as an assistant director to get the relevant knowledge as a director. Although, she is believed to not have taken a course in filmmaking, she finished her post graduate diploma in development communication and started searching for assistant director openings in the Malayalam film industry. She then did a documentary and short film in C-dit course. The writer then came under the guidance of the renowned film director, Sathyan Anthikad Sathyan Anthikad is a film director who has even t >> Read More... , and worked in some films as an assistant director. As this film industry is male-oriented, she had the patience and courage to make films on social issues as this was the only platform to express her creativity. Her association was for just four films with Sathyan Anthikad. She was assistant director for seven years for Sathyan Anthikad. In the year 2008, she made a documentary, 'Accamma Cherian', and made another short film, 'Panthibhojanam', which was just twenty minutes long.
In the year 2014, the writer made her first movie, ‘Love 24x7’, as an independent director. For this film, she even wrote the script. Actually, Sreebala has written the script (Love 24x7) for a short film, but later she developed the story as a script for a feature film. The film released and it made her feel as if her dream and goal as a woman director were fully cherished.