Welcome to the glitz and glamour of Mayfair, London, where the enchanting blend of artistry and elegance is about to take center stage. SHY Films, a distinguished film production company, is delighted to extend an exclusive invitation to a social gathering like no other. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 6th February as we’re getting together with awesome talents from the film industry—filmmakers, actors, and musicians—for a night that’s all about chatting, feeling inspired, and having a blast.
A Cinematic Affair in Mayfair
Mayfair, with its sophisticated charm, sets the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary event. The date is not just any Tuesday; it’s a cinematic rendezvous curated by SHY Films to celebrate the magic that happens when creative minds unite. Whether you’re an established filmmaker, a rising actor, or a talented musician, this evening promises a fusion of talents, stories, and melodies that will leave a lasting impression.
Why Mayfair? Why Now?
Mayfair, nestled in the heart of London, embodies an aura of refinement and creativity. It’s a place where history meets modernity, a perfect metaphor for the dynamic synergy that SHY Films aims to cultivate within the artistic community. As a film production company committed to pushing creative boundaries, we believe that great things happen when like-minded individuals converge.
A Night of Artistic Fusion
Picture this: filmmakers mingling with musicians, actors exchanging stories with directors—a harmonious blend of artistic energies converging under the roof of Mayfair’s finest venue. This social gathering isn’t just an event; it’s an opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaboration, a chance to forge connections that transcend the boundaries of traditional artistic domains.
SHY Films: Where Creativity Takes Center Stage
At SHY Films, we understand the power of storytelling, and we believe in creating spaces where storytellers can connect and collaborate. Our commitment to pushing the boundaries of cinematic excellence goes hand-in-hand with our dedication to fostering a community where actors, filmmakers, and musicians can thrive together.
Join Us for an Unforgettable Evening
We extend this special invitation to all filmmakers, actors, and musicians who share our passion for storytelling and creativity. Join us in Mayfair on Tuesday, 6th February, and immerse yourself in an evening filled with inspiration, connections, and the promise of new artistic endeavors.
Bring Your Ideas to Life: Share Your Work
In the spirit of collaboration, feel free to bring your laptops or tablets. This interactive element allows you to seamlessly share your latest projects, offering a unique opportunity to discuss, exchange ideas, and find inspiration in the diverse narratives present.
During the evening there will be an opportunity for attendees to address the room with requests and offerings. For example, “I am a writer/director looking for a producer to work with on my new script”, or “I am a DoP looking for new projects to work on”, etc
Our Story and Special Guests
English Singer-Songwriter Musician & Comedian.
A multifaceted entertainer, adeptly combines the realms of music and comedy with seamless proficiency. His global performances, from recording sessions at Abbey Road to touring with Paul McCartney & Wings, effortlessly display his musical prowess and comedic talent. Noteworthy for his contributions to “alternative comedy” and acclaimed CDs like “Bossa Britanica,” Okin’s impact is further commemorated on Blackpool’s Walk of Fame Comedy Carpet, solidifying his standing as a dynamic and versatile entertainer
British Film Maker
Asad Qureshi, a seasoned British filmmaker, shares his gripping story in the book “165 Days,” detailing his kidnapping by the militant group “Asian Tigers” in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
During a filmmaking expedition in North Waziristan, where he interviewed Taliban leaders, Qureshi and his companions were abducted. Despite the tragic loss of Khalid Khawaja, Qureshi and his driver, Rustam Khan, secured their release after 165 days through family negotiations—a rare escape from the Pakistani Taliban’s clutches.
Of British Pakistani descent, Qureshi is celebrated for projects like the BBC’s “The Battle of Swat Valley” (2009). His resilience is evident as he completed “Defusing Human Bombs,” a documentary on rehabilitating children kidnapped by the Taliban, overcoming the project’s hiatus during his captivity.
Pradeep Shahi, a seasoned writer-director with over 7 years in the film industry and a graduate of the University of Winchester, is recognised for bringing Gurkha stories to the screen. His film “1915 The Legend of the Gurkhas” recently premiered on Amazon Prime, showcasing his distinctive vision. As a Nepalese-born British filmmaker, Shahi infuses a unique perspective into his works. Currently immersed in his third feature, “EKLO” following the success of “Antim Sanskar: The Last Ritual” Shahi’s passion for filmmaking and dedication to resonant storytelling mark him as an emerging talent in the Nepalese film scene.
Amanda, a seasoned professional originally from South Africa, made a pivotal move to the UK in 2008, setting the stage for a transformative journey. With a robust background in crafting insightful reports for clients based on media coverage and campaigns, Amanda has navigated the realms of advertising, marketing agencies, and most recently, served as a Product Marketing Manager for a tech company specialising in assisting CPG companies with new product development. This professional journey reflects Amanda’s authority and openness to diverse opportunities, embracing a dynamic and creative path with each new venture.
Duane (a.k.a. “Doc”) is an American magician—a member of the magician’s society, The Magic Circle, here in the UK—specializing in friendly and engaging close-up, strolling and parlour magic.
He’s performed at a show in Las Vegas and, informally, at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He’s also a retired physician (Dermatologist and Flight Surgeon) turned actor (see him in Duvall’s ‘Back To You’ music video on YouTube). His adventures include running away to a Club Med circus for 7 weeks to fly on the flying trapeze.
Singer / Musician
Gabby Tiba is a seasoned fitness model, actor, and musician in the music, film, and theatre industries. Collaborating with professionals like DJ Ironik, Scorcher, Raj Jay, and N Dubz, she has showcased her talents on platforms including E4 and Channel 4. Passionate about her work, Gabby brings a wealth of experience and a love for the creative process.
Photographer / Interviewer
Ashley Lei, the founder of Asher Studio, is an accomplished freelance photographer and Director of Photography (DOP) based in London. Possessing a Master of Arts in Screendance from the renowned London Contemporary Dance School, Ashley’s journey into dance photography commenced during her undergraduate studies at the University of Chichester.
Dedicated to the art of dance photography, Ashley has engaged in collaborative projects with notable dance artists in London. Notably, she served as a Director of Photography for Morvelldance during the recent Research and Development (R&D) session for “The Difference a Year Makes.” Ashley’s commitment to the intersection of dance and visual storytelling continues to drive her work in the industry.
Sophie Ghosh, a seasoned actor and videographer with a Masters in Documentary Film, possesses an in-depth academic knowledge of cameras and the intricacies of the film industry. Going beyond her roles in performance and production, Sophie takes an active role in orchestrating networking events alongside her film projects. This strategic involvement is geared towards connecting professionals within the creative industry, providing a platform for aspiring actors and producers to form valuable relationships.
Haruka has demonstrated a commendable track record as a writer and director, having crafted numerous short films over the past five years. Notably, her film “The Otherside” earned recognition by being selected for the Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival and receiving an award at the 2022 International World Film Awards. A graduate of New York University with a degree in film and television, Haruka continues to excel in her directorial pursuits, contributing to short films and music videos, all the while actively engaged in the development of feature screenplays..
RSVP Today for an Unforgettable Night!
Your presence is more than an attendance—it’s a contribution to an atmosphere where creativity flows as freely as the conversation. Secure your spot for this exclusive gathering that promises to be an artful fusion of personalities and styles.
Date: Tuesday, 6th February
Location: Mayfair, London
Dress Code: Stylishly You
This isn’t just an event; it’s a showcase of individual style and collective creativity. As you immerse yourself in this gathering of like-minded creatives, let your attire reflect the unique story you bring to the canvas.
How to Secure Your Spot:
- Simply RSVP to this invitation RSVP .
- Mark your calendar for a night that promises to redefine your artistic experience.
- Prepare to mingle in a setting that balances ease with a touch of sophistication.
We look forward to hosting you in Mayfair, where the night will be as stylish as the talents it brings together. Get ready to contribute to an evening that not only celebrates artistry but also sets the stage for your unique style to shine.
Tune in to catch all the excitement-the event will be live-streamed on our social media.