Liju Krishna is an Indian filmmaker, scriptwriter, and film director, who is known for his works in the Malayalam entertainment industry. He is also the founder and artistic director of Saga Entertainment.Liju Krishna moved from Kannur to Chennai to pursue higher studies. After receiving training at a film institute in Chennai, he moved back to Kerala to pursue post-graduation in theatre arts.While attending the School of Drama & Fine Arts in 2013, he founded Saga Entertainment, a Thrissur-based cultural group, formed by young theatre students with the aim of producing and promoting cutting-edge work in theatre and films in Kerala.His debut short film, Photogenic, garnered him numerous awards at National Short Film and Documentary Festival (2013).In 2014, he directed the Malayalam play Moment Just Before Death, which was produced by Saga Entertainment and Malayalam actor Sunny Waynes production house. Liju was also the stage designer and scriptwriter of the play. First staged at JT Pac in Tripunithura, Kochi, the play narrates the tale of an old man who recollects the best moments of his life as death approaches him. The recollection of the mans memories exhibited Northern Keralas traditions and lifestyle in a contemporary light.Moment Just Before Death was hardly staged across Kerala because of the lack of intimate theatrical spaces, which made it challenging to present the play convincingly. In spite of the complications, the 75-minute-long play made it to numerous prestigious festivals like the Indie Best Film Festival (Ibestff) and the 8th Theatre Olympics in 2018. Immensely appreciated, the play was nominated in six categories and won two awards, in the category of Best Actor and Best Designer, at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards 2014 (META).In an interview, he revealed that the play reflected the Malabar culture and childhood stories he grew up listening to.Liju Krishna is the writer and director of the 2017 indie Malayalam short film Ima. A production of Saga Entertainment, the film featured the veteran actor Pratap Pothen. The short film showcased a loving and caring relationship of a middle-aged couple.Liju Krishnas directorial debut in the Malayalam film industry, Padavettu, was helmed by Sunny Wayne Productions and featured popular Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly. The political drama film depicts the oppressed section of society in Kerela.The director chose his native place, Maloor, as the prime location for the shoot of the film. Additionally, he cast thousands of locals in the film in integral and minuscule roles after giving them six months of acting training. Some of these junior artists even used their own clothes as costumes for the film.