Vinod Mahindru

My Story

Vinod Mahindru was born in Birmingham, West Midlands UK in 1969.Directs his first short film on VHS video The Fruit Pastilles at Matthew Boulton Technical College in 1987.He studied TV AND AUDIO PRODUCTION at Sandwell College in 1988 and wins FIRST PRIZE FOR THE MIDLAND’S REGION regarding The One Day In The Life Of Television competition held by The British Film Institute in February 1989. Later that year he studies STILL PHOTOGRAPHY at The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design before gaining a place at the then London International Film School (now The London Film School) in 1990. His second short film produced at Sandwell College Pleasure Beach is Highly Commended at The British Amateur Video Awards in 1990/91. Directs third short film Unisex on 16mm film at film school in 1991.And works part time as a cinema supervisor at The Prince Charles Cinema in London’s West End until 1997.

Becomes an Associate of The London Film School upon graduating in THE ART AND TECHNIQUE OF FILM MAKING in 1998 when he forms community film and video group with Darion Marshall called MARSHALL MAHINDRU. Directs short film To Get Rich Is Glorious which was selected at The 27th Huesca International Film Festival, Spain and screened at The 9th Experimental Cinema Week in Madrid, Spain in 1999. Also selected as part of the Graduates Showreel at BAFTA hosted by Sir Alan Parker in 1999.

Directs short film Our Father on super 16mm in 2000 which was shown at the Bite the Mango Film festival, Bradford UK and at the 18th Marato de l’espectacle arts festival in Barcelona, Spain in 2001.

Community video Dahypakru (MARSHALL MAHINDRU) is shown at the Birmingham Film & TV Festival at The Midland’s Art centre as part of its ‘young voices’ programme in 2001

MARSHALL MAHINDRU are awarded a full Awards for All grant in 2001 to complete 2 further short films directed by Vinod Mahindru:

In Broad Daylight on black and white 16mm which was shown at The Birmingham Film and Television Festival in 2002 at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Red Faces on 35mm which was shown at UGC Cinemas as part of the ‘homegrown shorts’ at the 1st Birmingham Screen festival in 2004.

Writes and acts in short film Protest directed by Darion Marshall, co – produced by Robin Dutta which wins THE SPECIAL PRIZE HUMANITARIAN AWARD at The Malescorto Short Film Festival, VCO province, Italy in 2005.

3 further community videos by MARSHALL MAHINDRU SRB6 Environmental Eyesore Project, Warwick Bar TH1, and Fusion were all aired on the BBC Big Screen Birmingham as part of its Community Month in 2005. The latter also being screened at The Palace Theatre, Redditch.

Under the new banner of Cinemarx and working alongside RKD Films, they produce numerous community, charity and corporate videos, one of which Talking lives, Talking Communities wins a Community video award in 2006.

Alongside Robin Dutta of RKD films, they form Quota Films LTD for their co-produced debut feature Who killed British Cinema? Exhibited at The Cannes Film Market, France in 2014, under the working title The British Film Industry: Elitist, Deluded or Dormant? Wins Best Documentary for Midlands Movies 2017 Film Awards.

Writes the book of the film (same title) with screenwriter Jonathan Gems (White Mischief, Mars Attacks!) in 2017.

Continues freelance in film and video under Cinemarx, and as a cinema supervisor for Cineworld Cinemas LTD up until September 2017 when he is made redundant from the cinema after 17 years of service.

Cinemarx ceases trading in June 2019.

Currently works as a floor support assistant with Intelligent Office performing clerical duties for a top ten UK Law Firm.

New book: FAILURE- The Private Fallacy of a British Film Industry is to complete in 2020.

www.cinemarx.co.uk

My Story

Vinod Mahindru was born in Birmingham, West Midlands UK in 1969.Directs his first short film on VHS video The Fruit Pastilles at Matthew Boulton Technical College in 1987.He studied TV AND AUDIO PRODUCTION at Sandwell College in 1988 and wins FIRST PRIZE FOR THE MIDLAND’S REGION regarding The One Day In The Life Of Television competition held by The British Film Institute in February 1989. Later that year he studies STILL PHOTOGRAPHY at The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design before gaining a place at the then London International Film School (now The London Film School) in 1990. His second short film produced at Sandwell College Pleasure Beach is Highly Commended at The British Amateur Video Awards in 1990/91. Directs third short film Unisex on 16mm film at film school in 1991.And works part time as a cinema supervisor at The Prince Charles Cinema in London’s West End until 1997.

Becomes an Associate of The London Film School upon graduating in THE ART AND TECHNIQUE OF FILM MAKING in 1998 when he forms community film and video group with Darion Marshall called MARSHALL MAHINDRU. Directs short film To Get Rich Is Glorious which was selected at The 27th Huesca International Film Festival, Spain and screened at The 9th Experimental Cinema Week in Madrid, Spain in 1999. Also selected as part of the Graduates Showreel at BAFTA hosted by Sir Alan Parker in 1999.

Directs short film Our Father on super 16mm in 2000 which was shown at the Bite the Mango Film festival, Bradford UK and at the 18th Marato de l’espectacle arts festival in Barcelona, Spain in 2001.

Community video Dahypakru (MARSHALL MAHINDRU) is shown at the Birmingham Film & TV Festival at The Midland’s Art centre as part of its ‘young voices’ programme in 2001

MARSHALL MAHINDRU are awarded a full Awards for All grant in 2001 to complete 2 further short films directed by Vinod Mahindru:

In Broad Daylight on black and white 16mm which was shown at The Birmingham Film and Television Festival in 2002 at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Red Faces on 35mm which was shown at UGC Cinemas as part of the ‘homegrown shorts’ at the 1st Birmingham Screen festival in 2004.

Writes and acts in short film Protest directed by Darion Marshall, co – produced by Robin Dutta which wins THE SPECIAL PRIZE HUMANITARIAN AWARD at The Malescorto Short Film Festival, VCO province, Italy in 2005.

3 further community videos by MARSHALL MAHINDRU SRB6 Environmental Eyesore Project, Warwick Bar TH1, and Fusion were all aired on the BBC Big Screen Birmingham as part of its Community Month in 2005. The latter also being screened at The Palace Theatre, Redditch.

Under the new banner of Cinemarx and working alongside RKD Films, they produce numerous community, charity and corporate videos, one of which Talking lives, Talking Communities wins a Community video award in 2006.

Alongside Robin Dutta of RKD films, they form Quota Films LTD for their co-produced debut feature Who killed British Cinema? Exhibited at The Cannes Film Market, France in 2014, under the working title The British Film Industry: Elitist, Deluded or Dormant? Wins Best Documentary for Midlands Movies 2017 Film Awards.

Writes the book of the film (same title) with screenwriter Jonathan Gems (White Mischief, Mars Attacks!) in 2017.

Continues freelance in film and video under Cinemarx, and as a cinema supervisor for Cineworld Cinemas LTD up until September 2017 when he is made redundant from the cinema after 17 years of service.

Cinemarx ceases trading in June 2019.

Currently works as a floor support assistant with Intelligent Office performing clerical duties for a top ten UK Law Firm.

New book: FAILURE- The Private Fallacy of a British Film Industry is to complete in 2020.

www.cinemarx.co.uk

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