Azeem Khan is an award-winning producer/director/writer, having worked for BBCTV and ITV, as well as advertising agencies Ogilvy & Mather and J. Walter Thompson, and TV production companies such as Brook Lapping, Baby Cow and Roger Bolton. His career spans film, television, video, radio, journalism for over 15 years. Azeem is also a published novelist.
He has directed TV commercials for Pepsi and Whirlpool, and produced thirty other TV advertisements, as well as hard-hitting documentaries for BBC1, BBC2 and ITV, including programmes such as Inside Out, Black Britain and First Sight. Azeem’s short drama film ‘Open Secrets’, starring the late BAFTA nominee Saeed Jaffrey OBE, won the Best Film prize at the Buffalo-San Film Festival.
Azeem is now crowdfunding 'Watching the English', a romantic-drama set in London which is steamy, funny and ends in deception and murder. Budgeted at £15,000, of which £2,000 has already been raised, the film is currently being cast and a script is in development.
Azeem is also raising private equity investment of £1.2m for 'Mo the Grass', which is an original comedy about British Muslims and the English far right. He is further developing the screenplay with script editor Georgia Gordon, is working alongside talented co-producers and is in negotiation with leading British actors.
Azeem's drama film script 'Hidden Colours', a searing, controversial and visually poetic drama about bi polar disorder is complete. His script is being sent to the Wellcome Trust for funding, with the support of medical expert Dr Liam Mason of Maudsley Hospital, London. Additional finance will come from private equity. Hidden Colours has a budget of £1.5m.
Louisa is a highly organised and driven young individual with a creative flair and an eye for quality. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Salford with a 1st class honours degree in [BA] Media & Performance where she specialised in producing, directing and editing. Since then she has worked on a number of short films and is currently producing an 8-episode series which is set to be launched online. Louisa is co-producer on 'Watching the English', 'Mo the Grass' and 'Hidden Colours'.
Chester is a National Film and Television School graduate, with over 15 years of filmmaking experience. With a rich back catalogue of short films, feature dramas and documentaries, many having been shown on TV and film festivals across the world.
Formerly Channel Four Television Commissioning Editor for Multicultural for 13 years, who commissioned features ‘Bandit Queen’ and ‘Salam Bombay’, as well as TV comedy Desmonds et al. A published novelist, screenwriter and playwright, Farrukh is Executive Producer with Ministry of Film Ltd on the forthcoming feature film comedy ‘Mo the Grass’, as well as 'Hidden Colours'.
After a career in television drama working on Series like Worzel Gummidge, Minder and Woman of Substance and producing television series such as Ballykissangel and London’s Burning, David moved into features and has produced 6 films on four continents over the last few years including Blind Dating with Chris Pine. He has just returned from Lahore, Pakistan where he produced RAHM, a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. David is Line Producer on 'Mo the Grass' and 'Hidden Colours'.
Having worked on international movies and TV programmes during his studies in France, Anthony is now looking to build a career in the British film and media industry. His previous experiences of working in the technical and production field have allowed him to achieve several film productions on a low budget. Anthony has learnt to resolve issues quickly and has supported production and film crews during all stages of the creative process. He is Assistant Line Producer on 'Mo the Grass'.
Sarah studied at the London College of Communications and makes films and animations for the web and screen, often with a hand-made flavour. She is also an independent design specialist with over fourteen years’ experience.