- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Gender: Female
Producer | Shaheen Haq
My association with Kali Films began 20 years ago as Production Designer on Pratibha's films Sari Red, Emergence, A Place of Rage, Khush, and Warrior Marks. I have been directly involved with Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth since 2009. This was the year when the recession hit hard and my career as an architect and project manager brutally ended over night. BOOM the decision was made for me. I was sad but not so sad. I had been thinking of making a change for quite a while.
As an architect I have worked on some truly amazing projects such as Black Peoples Mental Health Day Care Centre, Black Women's Centre, Accommodation for Rough Sleepers and Accommodation for people with Disabilities and Special needs projects. As happens, finance for these essential services dried up and I found myself working on luxury projects that sustained my bank balance but not my soul.
Then the perfect opportunity presented itself with this film. So timing is everything.
Now I am enjoying the creative process of filmmaking with Pratibha. I still project manage but I also get to write a screenplay and work on this great film on Alice Walker. I am far happier working with like minded people and creating projects that make a difference in the world.
I look froward to meeting you over the coming days.