Director & Producer Documentary | 18 mins Commissioned by: University of Durham
On a remote, off-grid island in Bangladesh, men routinely have to leave their families in search of jobs where industrial electricity exists. Solar energy brings a tiny spark of light and connection to women and children facing the isolation of life here. Guided by a young and ambitious solar engineer, we enter the homes of a mother of two and a young girl about to finish school. Off the Grid explores what the experience of a life without electricity means both emotionally and materially, as we go from light to dark over the course of a day. This film is based on the research of Raihana Ferdous, University of Durham.
RichMix Centre: Freedom Week 2015 Wellcome Trust : On Light Weekend2015 Open City Film Festival 2015 Encounters Film Festival 2015 CPH:DOX Film Festival 2015 (Curated by Olafur Eliasson) Al Jazeera Film Festival 2015 Cabbage town Film Festival 2015 (Winner Best Doc) Kasseler Dokfest 2015 Green Motions Film Festival 2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival 2015 Underwire Film Festival 2015 (Special Mention: Best Producer) London Short Film Festival 2016 (Nominated: Best Doc) Gal Dem Winter Film Festival 2016
Off The Grid
Director & Producer Documentary | 15 mins
Unravel follows waste clothing on a journey across India, revealing how Western consumption habits are seen on the other side of the globe. Reshma, a young and perceptive worker in a textile recycling mill, dreams of travelling to the countries the cast off clothes are from. While Reshma and other women work, they construct an image of the West that the clothes spark in their imaginations, and share the rumours that travel with them. The film is based on the research of anthropologist Dr. Lucy Norris.
Unravel has been screened at over 50 films festivals worldwide and won over 20 awards. It is currently hosted on Aeon Video where it's received over 250,000 + views.
Director: Prano Bailey Bond Producers: Meghna Gupta & Helen Mullane Fiction: 15 mins
Twelve-year old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he explores the mysterious disappearance of his father. Shot on 16mm, this short fantasy horror is currently on the film festival circuit. Amongst several awards, it received a special mention for the RingMasters Best Producer Award at Underwire Film Festival 2015.
Director: Tony Clark Producer: Meghna Gupta Fiction: 10 mins
Made for the anti trafficking organisation - Unchosen, Safina is based on a true story of a Gambian teenager who was trafficked to the UK and forced to work as a prostitute.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS Dawson International Film Festival (Canada, 2014) Nominated for LimeLight Award - Drama (UK, 2014)
Things That Go Around
Artist: Mariana Magnavita Director: Prano Bailey Bond Producer: Meghna Gupta Music Video
FESTIVALS & AWARDS SPECIAL MENTION Music & Video Award London Short Film Festival 2014
Mariana Magnavita - Things That Go Around
Time With Tools
Self-Shooting PD & Editor Promo | 10 mins Client: The Bullpen Arts
Promo following ‘Time With Tools’, an Arts Council funded initiative for artists casting sculpture in iron, inspired by railway patterns at STEAM Museum, Swindon