Camilla French is a British-Chinese director/producer born and raised in London. During several years living in China, she made the documentaries ‘Pretty Girls’, which premiered at the Women Make Waves Festival, and ‘Lost in the Muqam’ which screened at London’s ICA, and Riverside Studios and on Al Jazeera TV, about a Uyghur musician from Xinjiang province. After working for several years in film and TV across Asia and the UK, Camilla moved to Bogota where she set up Bardo Films with Andres Borda in 2015. ‘Sufi, Saint & Swinger’ is their first feature.
Andrés Borda is a writer and director from Bogotá, Colombia. He has collaborated with Openvizor since 2009 and directed several short documentaries about Colombian artists, including ‘Norman me Guia’ which premiered at the Museo Nacional de Colombia, ‘Rickshaw Stories’ and ‘Los Raices de Miler Lagos’. His fiction work including the shorts ‘Coque’ and ‘Los Niños’,has screened at The Cartagena Film Festival, and the ICA in London. In 2015 he set up Bardo Films with Camilla French.
Abbas Nokhasteh is a British/Iranian producer and founder of Openvizor arts organisation based in London, UK. Abbas has produced both documentary and fiction features which have premiered at Sundance, Rotterdam and Cannes, including Alejandro Jodorowsky’s latest film Endless Poetry’, ‘Chuck Norris vs. Communism’ and ‘Ballad of Exiles’. He is also co-founder/director at Paraa art and architecture practice in Dhaka, Bangladesh and a director at Studio 174 arts academy in Downtown Kingston, Jamaica.