Published on April 26th, 2010 | by Denny Armatrading2
English – The Premiere
ENGLISH : The Official Screening and After Party !!
Location: The Courthouse Hotel, Great Marlborough Street, London
Directed By Tarun Thind
Leon Wander as English
Alex Nowak as Jehst
Peter Carlton as Homeless man
Darren Clarke as Bradley
Harmage Singh Kalirai as Mr. Raj
The Mix up Team went down to the screening of the eagerly anticipated film English directed, written and produced by Tarun Thind – which was being premiered at the prestigious Courthouse Hotel.
As we walked through the lobby of the Courthouse I was very impressed with the location of the screening. Initially I expected a few seats around an over-head projector but as I walked into the screening room, I was pleasantly surprised as you could see so much planning had gone into putting this event together. Most people think you make a film and that’s it, well, Tarun clearly knows this isn’t the case. I spoke to him a week before the screening and he was still hard at work with final preparations on the film – straight away I knew this was one young hard working individual.
As we were waiting for everyone to arrive, I decided to mingle at the bar and see who I could grab for a quick chat. I managed to get a few minutes with Tarun himself who was very nervous as this was his big night, the night he had been planning for so long. I asked him how he was feeling he replied “I’m very nervous yet excited. Over a years worth of hard work has gone into this film, and now having it shown in front of so many people is very nerve-wracking – you never know how people are going to react to something that you’ve written yourself. Even though this is my first short film I’m hoping people will be blown away by the artistry of it.”
I quickly managed to find an empty seat and waited in anticipation for the film to start. I walked into the screening unaware of what I was to expect but walked out completely overwhelmed and amazed. It was a breathe of fresh air watching a film that uniquely combined hitchockian themes with Bollywood and urban influences – a film that touched on issues that so many youngsters go through every day. When asked where his inspiration and idea for the film come from he replied, “It was actually based on a true story that happened to me and my friends coming back from a night out.” I’m not going to give too much way about what happens, all I can say is that out of all the films you guys go out and watch, make sure it’s ENGLISH!!
The After Party !!
Location 14 Ganton Street London W1F 7BS
After the screening we decided to make our way to the after party, which was held at Zebrano – Carnaby Street. We had to wait a while before the man of the hour Tarun Thind himself walked in accompanied by his cast and crew members. Drinks were flowing and everyone danced the night away, this was the first time all evening I had seen Tarun smile and really let his hair down. All his hard work had paid off – he had done what he set out to do.