English – Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
A film by award winning director Tarun Thind. Starring Leon Wander, Alex Nowak, Peter Charlton, Darren Clarke and Harmage Singh Khalrai.
“English” is a gritty, unsettling, visually explosive look at two judgement-prone, ethnically diverse youths from london. The protagonist called English is a black philosophical 15 year old and his friend, Jehst, a comical character of asian decent. Both appear to epitomize common perceptions if urban youth culture.
As the pair aimlessly wait in a derelict park moments before setting off on their journey to play a football match, they stumble across a harmonica which ignites their rollarcoaster journey…
Director Tharun Thind
Tarun is a director/producer from West London having worked on Mencap’s award winning short film called “Flipping the Page”.
Tarun’s lifelong love for cinema mixed with his Asian influences, has inspired him to direct productions ranging from music videos to documentaries and short films. Having worked with the likes of renowned investigative journalist Donal Macintyre on feature films, such as A Very British Gangster (Sundance Film Festival nomination), Tarun has developed a distinctive hard-hitting style of filmmaking.
The Mixup have been invited along to the premiere screening of this new film from the SNAP! 2009 winner Director of the Future 14th April 2010.
Stay tuned for the follow-up review and more news from this very promising young director.