My name is Naveed Parker-Nasir and I'm a London based filmmaker. I live with my wife Izzy Parker-Nasir who is a set designer and artist.
Our work has been heavily impacted by the pandemic but we want to try and flip the problem on its head and find a new way to work and continue to tell stories. During the first lockdown we were lucky enough to make a short film for Kings College London which aimed to help connect people in isolation with nature and trees in particular. It was a 100% home based film as we couldn't work with any crew. We perservered and found that the process of working together with limitations was incredibly creative and fun.
We created a film to help people and I want to continue in this vein; I want my films to show our communities and lives in a vibrant manner which can help lift us especially during times of hardship; that's why I became a filmmaker; I always wanted to find new ways to connect people in what often feels like a very disconnected world and time.
As we're home based we would use the money to fund our films and purchase equipment; we would then work with local communities, councils and London as a whole and try and create work which can re-connect us and help us look at our environment and the future in a hopeful way.