Mr Kishore Verma

Personal profile

Personal profile

I originally studied acting and theatre in London and in the early 1990s worked in Spain as a producer and director, as well as teaching at the Centro Dramatico Nacional in Madrid. My productions with the Cacho Perro company included Peter Weiss’s Marat/Sade, Fassbinder’s Blood on the Cat’s Neck, and Valle-Inclan’s Silver Face. In the mid 1990s I moved to Poland, working for a while as radio presenter, and establishing the Caccho Perro theatre company in Lodz, where I directed Fassbinder’ Pre-Paradise Sorry Now. In 1997 I was invited by the Polish Film School to direct animation sequences in a short experimental film Death in the Labyrinth. This went on to win the prize for Best Experimental Film at the Krakow Film Festival.

 

Inspired by this I returned to England and studied an MA in Film Directing at the Northern Media School, Sheffield Hallam University. I then directed a commercial for Levi’s and worked as an editor and producer on a variety of projects. Since coming to Royal Holloway I have directed a number of experimental narrative films, culminating in Enfant Terrible (2005) which was selected for competition at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and which won a Special Mention Jury Prize at Barcelona, and La Realisation Integrale award at Paris. As a result of my research interests I am particularly concerned with exploring film as an experimental medium outside the traditional structures of commercial practice, and have led workshops on filmmaking for the British Council in Romania, Bulgaria and Syria, as well as teaching at the Cuban Film School.       

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