Congratulations to Tina Gharavi who has been selected as a participant in The Pixel Lab 2014.
Tina will be working on her project From the Plantation to the Penitentiary: Maintaining the Slave Trade in Obama’s America, for which her company Brindge + Tunnel has received development and market access funding from NFM.
Selecting 16 producers with a project and 16 media professionals without, The Pixel Lab kicks off with a six-day immersive residential workshop. Project-focused mentoring is provided by the biggest names in cross-media through a combination of one-to-one meetings, case study analysis, group work and presentations.
Participants attending with a project will then go on to receive distance mentoring from July – September with leading practitioners, before heading to London for the final workshop and to pitch their ideas to a jury of international financiers and distributors in an attempt to win The Pixel Lab prize of €3,000.
Tina Gharavi’s films focus on ‘untold stories, unheard voices’ and storytelling from the margins. She initially trained as a painter in the United States and studied cinema in France. She has made endearing, inimitably voiced films on subjects as diverse as Muhammad Ali, teenage sexuality, Yemeni-British sailors, The Lackawanna 6, death row exonerees, refugees and lighthouses.
She recently completed her first feature, I Am Nasrine, a coming of age story of two teenage Iranian refugees in the North of England that was nominated for a BAFTA in 2013, and is currently working on a large budget genre film (a gangster tale set in France and Iran) and a documentary about the prison system in the US and the UK.