Winner of Green Room grant!

Yet more good news! I'm excited and honoured to be a first-round grantee of The Green Room's Filmmaker Fund - one of just four winners out of more than 400 submissions. Much gratitude to Green Room founders Kosta Nikas and Peter Lord and the illustrious jurors - including HBO Vice President Stephen Beres - for recognising the …

Belmaya’s films selected for KIMFF!

Belmaya and I are beside ourselves with excitement! Not just one, but both of her short films, Educate Our Daughters and Rowing Against the Flow, have been selected for the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2017. This is an amazing accolade for a first-time filmmaker, especially one who has had no advantages in life, …

Update from Pokhara

If you've noticed a resounding silence from me in the past few months, it's because I've been feverishly filling in funding applications so that we can finish I Am Belmaya! Meanwhile, Belmaya herself has had a couple of visitors from the UK. The first, India Roche, who was volunteering at a school near Pokhara, arranged …

Production trip to Nepal

I have just completed our production trip to Nepal, where Belmaya finished making her own film, Educate Our Daughters - the culmination of her training and empowerment, a short documentary about the importance of education for girls, through the prism of her own lost childhood and her high hopes for her bright and sparky daughter …