These are some of the people I have learned from and collaborated with over the years.

Shabana Azmi

Nicholas Desmaison

Marcus Efstratiou (Hook and the Twin)

Tom Havelock (Hook and the Twin)

Yann Heckmann

Macha Kassian

Zahra Mani

Bhasker Patel

Daniel Pick

Nathalie Richard

Christopher Simpson

Samenua Sesher

I am grateful to all these people and to:

James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Ismail Merchant who mentored me and taught me everything that really matters about movies and about friendship — and a whole lot else.

Sharon Armstrong-Williams and Sue Hoyle.

Deb Barnard, Sarah Cartwright, Suncica Getter, Anna Higgs, Isobel Mortimer and Eve Poole.

Maureen Ryan for the best producing classes a writer-director could ask for.

My brilliant and kind undergraduate tutors Bernard O’Donoghue and Robert J. C. Young.

Colin Finbow and The Children’s Film Unit for changing my life and making me a filmmaker.

My family and friends. You know who you are.

Groups and Organisations I wish to thank include:

The Arts Council of England

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The Clore Leadership Programme

Creative England

CRR Global

The Encounters Film Festival, Bristol

The Film and TV Charity

The Hidden Persuaders Group, Birkbeck

The London Institute of Psychoanalysis

The London Library

The New York Indian Film Festival

Relational Dynamics Coaching

Screen Skills

The Tongues on Fire London South Asian Film Festival

Washington DC Asian Film Festival.

The Wellcome Trust

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