This spring I completed work on a 25 minute documentary about David Hawkins, the youngest of 21 US PoWs who chose to live in China at the end of the Korean War. The film looks at David’s life up until the war and at his decisions to stay in China and eventually to return to the United States in 1957. It was commissioned by historian and psychoanalyst Daniel Pick, as part of his Hidden Persuaders project about models of the mind during the Cold War.
My most recent fictional short, Bubbles, starring Shabana Azmi was completed in 2015. It is about the impact of domestic violence on a small girl, and played at festivals including the Short Film Corner of the 68th Cannes Film Festival; London Short Film Festival; Tongues on Fire, The London South Asian Film Festival; The New York Indian Film Festival and the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival.
David Hawkins, A Battle of the Mind (2017) – Short Film – Writer / Director
Alex (2016) – Short Animation for the Maudsley and KCL Eating Disorders Team – Writer
We’re So Light, Music Video (2011) – Camera / Director / Editor
The Shadow of Paradise (2010) – Additional Camera / Translator
Tribes Music Video (2010) – Director / Editor
Bang Bang Cherry Music Video (2010) – Director / Editor
My Father’s Son (2008) – Writer / Director / Producer (Milos Forman Award, Columbia University)