"Gladiators on Wheels" is an experimental documentary short made over a one day shoot in West Bengal's Poush Mela, where as a I child grew up in awe of these riders. Returning to visit them, I discovered their story for the first time. Interviews were edited and adapted collaboratively with the riders and voiced by local actors.
In remote rural festivals all around India the 'Well of Death' has been a long-notorious attraction - where for £0.50p per ticket, you can see stunt drivers rocket in circles across 60ft walls, throwing caution to the wind and defying gravity.
Direction, Cinematography, Edit
Directors UK - Film The House 2020
Cannes Short Film Festival - 2019
Nowness - 2019
IMDb Awards (Film Bath) - 2019
Musicbed Challenge 2019
Best Documentary Short
New Filmmaker of the Year Award