Naman Ramachandran is a screenwriter, critic, and film journalist whose co-authored monograph Lights, Camera, Masala: Making Movies in Mumbai was published in 2006. Features Editor James T Harding met him at the European Premiere of his film Brahman Naman, directed by Q, to discuss brahmanism, the economics of Indian filmmaking, and masturbation methodology.
Duncan Paveling makes his feature screenwriting debut with My Feral Heart, a portrait of Luke (Steven Brandon), a man with Down’s syndrome who has been the sole carer for his elderly mother for some time. When she dies, he is sent to the a rural care home where he forms an unorthodox friendship with a young man doing community service in the park next door. Features Editor James T Harding caught up with Duncan as the film made its UK premiere at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Catherine Wilson is an organiser for the Loud Poets collective, an award-winning collaboration of poets and the band Ekobirds. They recently returned from a debut run at the Prague Fringe festival, where they won the New Territories award. She was a part of the winning team at the 2016 UK National University Poetry Slam, and went on to represent the UK at the CUPSI tournament in Austin, Texas. She is a member of the BBC’s Generation 2016, and is entering her final year studying English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.