Satish Kumar is our guiding light, consultant on the film and will feature in one scene.
Shelley Williams is the founder of Reel Soul Movies and producer/director of award-winning films that span both fiction and documentary. These films have screened in cinemas nationally, been broadcast on TV in the UK and overseas and opened international film festivals. She is the recipient of the Kodak Award, Arts Council National Lottery Awards, the Golden Gate Award and most recently, the Sandford St Martin Trust Award for the radio version of ‘No Destination’ that she made for BBC Radio 4. In November 2019 she was selected as one of ten women at the forefront of storytelling in moving image across film, TV and digital for the Creative England Enterprise ‘Industry Equals: Women in Screen’ Entrepreneurs scheme. She has had the privilege of knowing and working with Satish since 2014.
Robin Mukherjee is a screenwriter. His work spans film and TV, features and series. He has both national and international commissions and credits to his name and his work stretches from art house cinema – in the esoteric tradition of Satyajit Ray – to mainstream television. His first feature film, ‘Swara Mandel’, (Dance of The Wind), premiered at The Venice Film Festival, was critically acclaimed worldwide and won many awards including the Audience Prize at the London Film Festival. His most recent film, ‘Lore’, was released to international acclaim, winning many awards including the Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and the Prix du Public at Locarno. It was Australia’s official entry for the American Academy Awards. Robin also teaches scriptwriting at Bath Spa University.
Keith Griffiths is an Executive Producer. He has a wealth of experience at Producer and Executive Producer level and has a track record for getting made some of the most original films of the last decades. These include Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest film Cemetery of Splendour, Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio and Swara Mandel (Dance of the Wind) which was written by the ‘No Destination’ writer Robin Mukherjee.
Lizzie Francke is Senior Producer and Development Executive at our partners, the British Film Institute (BFI), where she works exclusively on films in the BFI Film Fund. She has Executive Produced BFI films including ‘71’, The Selfish Giant, The Souvenir and The Riot Club. She is also an author and previously was Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.