Short Film
Mahabalipuram, India

Director Sasha Rainbow and I met 7-year-old Kamali and her mother, Suganthi, on a trip to India.  After hearing Suganthi’s moving story of how she escaped an abusive relationship and was empowering her daughter through skateboarding, we knew we had to return to tell their story.   In 2017 we independently produced our short film Kamali, spending a month in the tiny fishing village of Mahabalipuram following Suganthi as she embarked on a solo pilgrimage.

Kamali was nominated for 27 international film festivals winning at several including Best Documentary Short at both the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival and Raindance Film Festival.  It was shortlisted for Best British Short Film at the 2020 BAFTA Awards and longlisted for the 2020 Academy Awards.

“Tender, surprising. Apparently simple, but in truth resonant and complex.”
Stephen Fry

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Director:  Sasha Rainbow
Producers: Rosalind Croad & Sasha Rainbow
DOP: Jake Gabbay
Editor: David Higgs