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DANIEL TURNER (Aka The Gypsy Sculptor) is an artist and educator from London, a Romani born in Kent whose family are still based in South East London with its many close associations with Romani culture. Dan trained at Central St Martins School of Art where he completed a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art (Sculpture). He works across media, including sculpture, video and painting. His work “Seeds of Healing” was shown in FUTUROMA at the Venice Biennale 2019. In 2020 he exhibited in Wales, in the Gypsy Maker Project, supported by the Romani Cultural and Arts Company, and in Berlin at the Kaidikhas Gallery. He is currently working with the London Bronze Casting Company on their New Edition’s commission. (Interview in sperate word doc)

ASMITA SHRISH is an independent filmmaker living in London for the past 10 years and deeply connected with the Nepali diaspora in the UK. Her filmmaking practice oscillates from documentaries to dramas, anchoring real issues and narratives to navigate and represent identity within physical and metaphysical space. Her films have always been the results of collaborations with the subjects/casts with particular attraction towards characters that are intimately close to their environment. In my past documentaries the environment could mean a mountain, a town or neighbourhoods in a city. She has been mentored by auteurs Naomi Kawase, Bela Tarr and Shirin Neshat. Her films Auntie Ganga, Gyalmu’s House and Chandra have won multiple awards in film festivals around the world. Asmita is an alumni of Berlinale Talents (2020), BFI Network/BAFTA crew (2019/2020), Asian Film Academy alumni (2014) and is fellow of IDFA Academy (2011). She is also endorsed by British Council and a recent beneficiary of the Sinchi Fund 2019/2020 as an emerging Indigenous filmmaker. (Interview in sperate word doc)

ROZ MORTIMER is an artist, writer and independent filmmaker who lives and works in London. She initially trained as a textile artist and exhibited installation and sculptural work before starting to make films in 1995. She has an MA in Visual Sociology and a PhD in Documentary Film, teaches alternative documentary practice at universities in the UK and USA and is currently Senior Lecturer in Film at University for the Creative Arts. Roz’s genre-breaking films blur the boundaries between staged theatre and documentary whilst challenging our social and political understanding of the world. The Deathless Woman is her first scripted feature. (Directors statement in separate word doc)