Work

The Peanut Seller (Moongfali Wala)

2017. Germany/India. 18 minutes. Hindi (with English subtitles), 4K (digital).

An orphaned young ragpicker battling isolation and poverty in the streets of New Delhi tries to locate the one man capable of helping him find his mother.

WINNER: Satyajit Ray Short Film Award at the London Indian Film Festival 2018
WINNER: Best Short at Manhattan Short India 2018
NOMINATED: German Star of India Award at Stuttgart Indian Film Festival 2018
Official Selection New York Indian Film Festival 2018
Official Selection IFFSA Toronto 2018
Official Selection Florida South Asian Film Festival 2018
Official Selection Imagine India International Film Festival Madrid 2018
Official Selection Indian Film Festival Cincinnati 2018
Official Selection Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2018
Official Selection Manchester Indian Film Festival 2018
Official Selection GemArts Masala Festival: Awake 2018
Official Selection Delhi International Film Festival 2018
Short Film Corner Festival de Cannes 2018

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Tin Can Buffaloes (feature film screenplay)

2015. 108 pages. English/Konkani/Hindi.

Coming-of-age drama set in a coastal village in India about a spirited boy who aspires to participate in the illegal tradition of water buffalo fighting.

2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships Quarterfinalist. Academy reader feedback excerpts:

“Truly memorable”.
“A unique coming of age story”.
“Crazy pressure cooker of a story with a big operatic ending”.
“Defies your expectations”.
“The writer has a voice and a special skill”.
“Completely original premise”.
“The story, characters and setting feel utterly authentic”.

Read more of the Academy’s feedback on the screenplay HERE.

Dilli Dreams

2012. Germany/India. 12 minutes. Hindi (with English subtitles), HD (Digital)

An aging man living in hardship in the crowded bazaars of Old Delhi remembers his childhood in the countryside.

“Poignant” -Huffington Post
“A remarkable film… The cinematography is sublime…” -Bath Film Festival
“Stunning!” -Aseem Chhabra, Festival Director NYIFF
“Visually poetic” -CAAM Fest
“Touching” -Charlotte Harman, bathffblogger

Nominated for Best Short at the New York Indian Film Festival 2012
Nominated for the IMDB New Filmmaker Award 2012
Nominated for the Cinema Prize at No Time Left Festival 2013
Short Film Corner Festival De Cannes 2013
Official Selection Raindance Film Festival London 2012
Official Selection CAAM Fest (San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival) 2013
Official Selection Bath Film Festival 2012
Official Selection Raindance Roma 2013
Official Selection Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, 2013
Official Selection Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival 2013, Calcutta
Official Selection Human Rights Festival Barcelona/New York/Paris 2014
Official Selection SAFF Montréal 2016

The Way Up

2014. UK. 13 minutes. English. 4K (digital).

A troubled journalist embarks on a journey to find a legendary jazz musician living as a hermit in the mountains of Wales.