Crossing Le Sahara

I finished a first draft of my new screenplay this week. My first script since Despite the Falling Snow is a smart action thriller with roles for six women, so it hadn’t been a walk in the park. Luca, our youngest, was suitably impressed. ‘Wow,’ he said. ‘You were...

Self Portrait

On Sunday, I took Luca to the John Singer Sargent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. I’ve been a Sargent devotee since I did my Masters degree in Boston where I spent many happy hours at the MFA and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (I also spent much...

Spiderman

So many of you have sent lovely comments about our son Ethan’s birthday video, congratulating him and also us, on our wonderful parenting. Ethan may sometimes beg to differ but, as I often tell him (as part of my caring parenting skills) ‘Don’t make your problem my...

Making Movies…And Nuts

For the last two years, on and off, our new movie, Despite the Falling Snow, has consumed my creative life. Literally hundreds of talented people here in London and in Belgrade, Serbia, have helped me make this film, not least my producer and wife, Hanan. Hanan...

Cover girls!

Featuring on the Spring cover of Darling Magazine as 'Inspiring Women of Wimbledon' are Enlightenment Productions very own film producers and award winning couple, Shamim Sarif and Hanan Kattan.Click here to read the article in the digital magazine or here to visit...

Nature 4.0

In Switzerland for two weeks holiday after a long year of production on our new feature film, Despite the Falling Snow, I took a long, morning walk. Picking my way across black ice on the tarmac road outside the chalet took some time, but within 15 minutes I felt...

Breaking the Mould!

We're thrilled to announce that Enlightenment Productions have been shortlisted for the Small Business Category of the Breaking the Mould Awards 2014. The Awards celebrate forward-looking companies which have schemes in place to ensure that women are well...

A Single Woman…Messes Up

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hanan has headed off to Austin for 6 days. Why would she do such a thing, I hear you cry? Well, it’s either a line dancing course or a ‘4 Day MBA’. I’ll let you decide which is most likely. Finally, someone has been thoughtful...

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