I trained in visual ethnography and documentary before later making film-poems composed from photographs and narration. I began developing these into music videos and hybrid essay/dramas, which extended into short films driven by narration and recurring appearances from characters who began to take on a deeper reality.
I’m now working on a longer 70 min film called ‘Negative Worlds’, which will push these methods further.
Selected Short Films
A dream-like short about the desire to find ‘negative islands’ from which the world might be unmade. Nisha Ramayya plays ‘S’, who circles between lime kiln tunnels, observation decks high above a future city, and the London clubbing scene.
A short film set in the future. After the blossom wars, a lost figure travels from Japan to Shanghai II and then to the English Midlands on a solidarity mission, but it ends in the hills, beneath the thistles.
They’re stealing roses, they’ve formed a gang to try to destroy time. They’re finding a way to make it without you.
A meditation on study, race, absurdity and endless returns.
Everyday the same thing happens, until it doesn’t. A circuit of ritual and fish flags, filmed in one continuous shot.
A mosaic film projected to be 70 mins. Prefiguration, restlessness of play and study and protest: a search for the negative of this world.
Music video for lupa lari.
One weekend in the summer of 2019 – a record of AVOU dance music festival.
Ethnographic film with clay icon makers in Kumortuli, Kolkata.