Transindia – A Documentary by Meera Darji

Originally posted on The Arts – JustMeMike's New Blog:
From the USA Today newspaper: WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday issued two directives moving the Pentagon closer to allowing transgender men and women to serve openly in the military. First, Carter ordered the creation of a Pentagon working group “to study over the next six months the policy and readiness implications of… Continue reading Transindia – A Documentary by Meera Darji

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Transindia Documentary [update]

Hello to all! I know it’s been a long time since I have posted on my blog, so first of all apologies for my absence. However, this year has been immensely busy, especially with producing Transindia from research, to travelling to India, to post production. I am very pleased to announce that Transindia is now complete and recently won it’s first Award of Merit for … Continue reading Transindia Documentary [update]

Please support my upcoming Doc, TRANSINDIA

My second post on Transindia. Please support the campaign for my upcoming Documentary ‘TRANSINDIA’ – A moving film exploring the lives of Hijras in India.  Please help make it happen, I really need your support, any contribution is appreciated: igg.me/at/TransindiaDocumentary  Your support will not only go towards Film production, but will help us offer items of food and clothing to each Hijra community in the city … Continue reading Please support my upcoming Doc, TRANSINDIA

TransIndia – Documentary on Transgenders by Meera Darji

Originally posted on The Arts – JustMeMike's New Blog:
Did you watch the Amazon Series Transparent? Have you considered watching it now that it walked away with two Golden Globe Awards courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? One to creator Jill Soloway for Best TV Comedy. and Jeffrey Tambor won for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. I watched when it was… Continue reading TransIndia – Documentary on Transgenders by Meera Darji

5 Film Projects That Will Change How You See The World

Originally posted on Crowded Out Blog:
Crowd funded film projects come in all shapes & sizes. From big budget with celebrity backing to creative indies doing things differently crowd funding has been able to see an explosion of creativity weaning film making off big studio funding. Projects based around causes and campaigning can find it hard to find traditional sources of funding which has led… Continue reading 5 Film Projects That Will Change How You See The World

Support ‘Transindia’ Documentary

Hi all, I know it’s been a very long time since I posted, but I’ve not forgotten blogging, just been bombarded with Uni work. Anyway, I wanted to share with you a new project I am working on for my Final year. ‘TRANSINDIA’ is a Documentary exploring the Transgender Community (Hijras) in India. Since the Criminal Tribes act in 1871, Hijras are classified as immoral, corrupt … Continue reading Support ‘Transindia’ Documentary

A Young Film Maker Talks with JMM

Originally posted on The Arts – JustMeMike's New Blog:
A bit more than a week ago, at the IIFA (International India Film Awards) in nearby Tampa, I watched 2 short films made by a brother and a sister, Arosh and Sabreena Sarkian. I think they went to a film school in LA. They were students and they wrote, produced, and directed two films that… Continue reading A Young Film Maker Talks with JMM

‘Hold Your Breath’ – Short Film

Hi all! Apologies that I have not been posting on here for a while, these past few months have been extremely busy!! Anyway, good news is that me and a few University students are creating a short drama film ‘Hold Your Breath’. We are eager to get this project going immediately, however we will need your support. Our aim is to raise up to £200 … Continue reading ‘Hold Your Breath’ – Short Film

Research – Please fill out the survey (Ebook Readers)

As part of my University project, I am in the process of creating a new innovation based around the concept of Ebooks and taking them to another level using a mixture of interactive elements. If you are an Ebook reader and enjoy reading Ebooks, whether thats on the iPad, Kindle, Nook or any other device, it would be much appreciated if you could fill out … Continue reading Research – Please fill out the survey (Ebook Readers)

Documentary ‘In the Life of Manilal Kataria’

Hope you are all keeping well. I wanted to share with you my very recent short Documentary Film ‘In the Life of Manilal Kataria’ which I was the Director, Editor and Cinematographer of. This was a project for our Documentary module in which we had to produce a three minute Documentary Film. ‘In the Life of Manilal Kataria’ follows the life of a hard working … Continue reading Documentary ‘In the Life of Manilal Kataria’

Documentary Film Screenings

Just a quick post regarding my Documentary film ‘Struggle with Life & Race against Time’. In terms of the Film Festivals I am grateful to have had a number of official selections and screenings. There are two upcoming Film Festivals; Peckham & Nunhead Film Festival, and Ickle Film Festival in which my Film will be screening at. One being this Thursday 5 September, 4pm to … Continue reading Documentary Film Screenings