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Connect, Collaborate, and Create: Soho's Social Spectacle for Artists!

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UNVEILING SHY FILMS' EXCLUSIVE CREATIVE GATHERING AT

KARMA SANCTUM SOHO

JOIN US ON TUESDAY, THE 19TH OF MARCH, AS SHY FILMS PRESENTS AN EXCLUSIVE SOCIAL SOIRÉE FOR LONDON'S CREATIVE ELITE. HOSTED AT THE LUXURIOUS KARMA SANCTUM SOHO IN THE HEART OF THE WEST END, THIS EVENT PROMISES TO BE AN UNPARALLELED EVENING.

Prepare to be part of something truly extraordinary. Our event transcends typical networking gatherings, offering an immersive experience designed to ignite creativity and foster collaboration among industry professionals.
Join us at Karma Sanctum Soho on Tuesday, 19th March, for an evening where film producers, writers, directors, actors, and musicians converge against the vibrant backdrop of London’s creative scene.
Enjoy live music and mesmerising close-up magic performances, creating an atmosphere where inspiration thrives. Previous events have drawn over 80 industry enthusiasts and received acclaim at the CineCircle job fair.
RSVP now to secure your spot at this exclusive creative gathering hosted by SHY Films. Embrace the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and celebrate the art of filmmaking in a relaxed and intimate setting.

Nestled in the vibrant soho district, karma sanctum soho sets the stage for our upcoming gathering. Housed within a historic building, this boutique hotel seamlessly blends the charm of yesteryear with modern sophistication.


Mark your calendars for tuesday, the 19th of March, and prepare to be part of something truly extraordinary. We can’t wait to welcome you to ShyFilms’ exclusive creative gathering at karma sanctum soho.

EVENT DATE

19 MARCH 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

A VIBRANT RENDEZVOUS

FOR ACTORS,FILMMAKERS, AND MUSICIANS

Presenter

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Ola Johnson

Actor/Model

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS

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Earl Okin

English Singer-Songwriter Musician & Comedian.

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Asad Qureshi

British Film Maker

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Cyrus Mirzashafa

Film producer

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Marisa Di Muro

Soprano Singer & Voice Coach

GUEST MAGICIAN

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Duane Tucker

American magician

SINGER/MUSICIAN

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James Jones

Musician

PHOTOGRAPHER/INTERVIEWER

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Thea Montgomerie-Anderson

Photographer / Interviewer

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Mark Jones

Videographer

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Pradeep Shahi

Writer-Director

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Sophie Ghosh

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Haruka Yamakawa

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Ashley Lei

Photographer / Interviewer

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HARRY HAROON

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RICHARD MICHALEC

Event Details

  • Start Time

    Tue, 19 Mar 2024 19:00 GMT

  • End Time

    Tue, 19 Mar 2024 22:00 GMT

  • Event Type

    Social Gathering

Organiser

  • HARRY HAROON

    Producer

  • Phone Number

    02080584171

  • Email Address

    [email protected]

  • Website

    https://shyfilms.co.uk/

Earl Okin

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

AMAZIAH ROSE

Singer

Amaziah, a musician of integrity, blends genres like reggae, jazz, and soul, drawing from gospel roots for a resonant sound. With a focus on emotionally enriching her audience, her original compositions celebrate love and unity. Having supported artists like Max Romeo, her journey is diverse. Her debut album, “One Hello,” released in 2015, showcases her unique voice. Currently collaborating with producer Derek Fevrier, she and her band 1NESS, guided by husband Terry Sonson, craft new material with captivating stage presence.

PRADEEP SHAHI

Writer-Director

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.

DUANE TUCKER

American magician

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.

James Jones

Singer / Musician

At the age of fourteen, James performed solo at the BBC Proms In The Park. A year later, he supported the late fiddler, Dave Swarbrick on Dave’s last tour. In the same year, James became influenced by jazz legend, Stephane Grappelli and released an EP of jazz standards on the violin. In 2022, James produced his first pop EP, Landscapes, singing for the first time. In October 2023, James won the Music Producer Award at the Youth Music Awards 2023 in London.

Last month, Amazon Music paid for James to record in the Breakthrough Lab (Studio X) at Metropolis Studios for a week as a prize for winning the Music Producer Award at the Youth Music Awards 2023. At Metropolis, James got to work with one of the engineers, Mollie Crammond who has worked with Raye, AJ Tracey, Stormzy, Jax Jones, Tom Chaplin, Burna Boy, Alfie Bo, The Wombats, Duran Duran and Tyla just to name a few. James originally asked Mollie if she would be willing to record backing vocals on one of his songs but after hearing her vocals came up with an idea for a song and asked if she would like to co-write it and they recorded it. The track was mixed by Mollie. Love Is A Maze will be released on the 14th March.

DUANE TUCKER

American magician

At the age of fourteen, James performed solo at the BBC Proms In The Park. A year later, he
supported the late fiddler, Dave Swarbrick on Dave’s last tour. In
the same year, James became influenced by jazz legend, Stephane Grappelli and released an EP of jazz standards on the
violin. In 2022, James produced his first pop EP, Landscapes,
singing for the first time. In October 2023, James won the Music
Producer Award at the Youth Music Awards 2023 in London.
Last month, Amazon Music paid for James to record in the
Breakthrough Lab (Studio X) at Metropolis Studios for a week as
a prize for winning the Music Producer Award at the Youth Music
Awards 2023. At Metropolis, James got to work with one of the
engineers, Mollie Crammond who has worked with Raye, AJ
Tracey, Stormzy, Jax Jones, Tom Chaplin, Burna Boy, Alfie Bo, The
Wombats, Duran Duran and Tyla just to name a few. James
originally asked Mollie if she would be willing to record backing
vocals on one of his songs but after hearing her vocals came up
with an idea for a song and asked if she would like to co-write it
and they recorded it. The track was mixed by Mollie.
Love Is A Maze will be released on the 14th March.

Ola Johnson

Actor/Model

Ola is a model and presenter best known for her passion for hosting, her love for music, and her obsession with fashion.

The Since 2019, she has interviewed several amazing artists including Fat Boy Slim and TikTok sensation band Tova. Ola has also presented various concerts, festivals, events, and parties and has hosted her radio shows across MidSussex FM, Seahaven FM & Shoreditch Radio and her current show on Voice Fm ‘

MARK JONES

Videographer

A D.O.P photographer & Videogrphy/Music Composer Credits inc D.O.P for several Documentaries Short Films & Film Director Interviews.
Has worked at Three Mills Studio, Photographer for professional Sports matches. and Also a qualified Musian who studied and trained at Royal College of Music

THEA MONTGOMERIE-ANDERSON

Photographer / Interviewer

Thea Montgomerie Anderson is an internationally acclaimed photographer and content creator, praised for her candid style and impeccable attention to detail. With years of experience spanning various industries, she has worked with notable figures such as DJ Todd Terry and Mayoral Candidate Daniel Korski. Highly creative and adaptable, Thea’s skills range from BTS to fashion shoots, and she excels as a creative director and strategist. A versatile 360 content creator, she crafts content for influencers and brands, backed by a solid educational background and up-to-date skills in graphic design, video editing, scriptwriting, and more.

GABBY TIBA

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

ASHLEY LEI

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.

HARUKA YAMAKAWA

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

SOPHIE GHOSH

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. 

AMANDA COETZER

presenter

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.

ASAD QURESHI

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. 

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HARRY HAROON

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RICHARD MICHALEC

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RICHARD MICHALEC

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