Often my films investigate race and the working class diasporas in and around Smethwick, England, a de-industrialised factory town that invited thousands of manual labourers from South Asia in the 1960s. The personal stories of early immigrant life in the Black Country and their lack of representation in mainstream culture drive much of my practise.
Awards and nominations include the Satyajit Ray award, Derek Jarman Artist Film award, Royal Television Society and a Grierson.
Upcoming works include a series of cinematic photographs restaging the early 60s in Smethwick with Multistory, an artist film on adolescence titled "Our Last Summer", a development deal Objective Fiction on a drama series, a memoir with United Agents and a feature documentary in Cameroon with Archers Mark.
Have made work on the critically respected "Wonderland" and "Unreported World" strands and the "in a day" collage films at Ridley Scott Associates, including as assistant director to Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald.
MA Documentary Directing, National Film and Television School
BSc Economics and History, London School of Economics
BBC Wonderland 1 yr traineeship, Camera and Assistant Producer
Forking Paths, Hidden Chambers, Animate Projects, LUX, London
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1 yr playwright traineeship
National FIlm and Television School, Goldsmiths University and Birmingham University