Veemsen Lama는 런던에 베이스를 두고 활동 중인 네팔계 영화인이다. 영국군에서 복무를 마친 뒤, 이야기를 하고 싶은 열망을 느끼고 그 꿈을 좇았다.그는 레이번스번에서 Digital Film Production 학사를 수석으로 졸업했다. 현재도 그는 뮤직비디오, 단편영화, 다큐멘터리 등을 제작하며 왕성하게 활동하고 있다. 특히 그는 다양한 실험정신을 가지고 장르 영화나 로맨스 영화에서도 많은 도전을 시도하고 있다. 그의 졸업 단편영화인 'MAYA'는 다양한 영화제에서 후보에 오르고 수상한 경력이 있다. 현재 그는 장편데뷔작을 준비중이다.
‘CHYANTI’ BY NEPALESE FILMMAKER VEEMSEN LAMA
Former Gurkha soldier and award-winning director’s next short film to be released this summer.
After the success of his graduation short film, MAYA, which was nominated and awarded at numerous festivals around the world (including Raindance; BKSTS, where it won “Student Best Film of the year 2015”; London Short Film Festival; Berlinale; Screentest Student Film Festival, where it was nominated for “Best Drama”; London Independent Film Festival, where it won “Best International Short Film”; One World Media Awards, where the film’s been long-listed; Valletta Film Festival, where MAYA is up for the “Triton Award”; Milan Film Festival, where it’s been nominated for ‘Best Short Film’; and most recently L.A. Cinefest), Veemsen Lama has recently been nominated for ‘Best Director’ at the 2016 Ouchy Film Awards, and he and his crew have just come back from a remote village in the Mustang region (Nepal), where they shot the film director’s upcoming short, Chyanti.
Chyanti, written by Sampada Malla and produced by Tom Cullingham is the latest project of the Nepalese film director. Born and raised in Nepal, Veemsen Lama is no ordinary umpteenth London-based filmmaker. From a very young age, he developed a passion for storytelling, and so at the dawn of his adult life, he promised himself to do all it would take to make his dreams come true. That notably meant enrolling in the British Armed Forces, which he served for several years. Once he had taken and passed all of the rough tests to become a Gurkha, Veemsen finally set foot in England. Determined to tell the world the various stories he had and would encounter, he first started learning about filmmaking through books and YouTube tutorials while still in the army. A year after a redundancy process – which he was a part of – Veemsen started studying Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne (London) in September 2013.
A fresh graduate since mid-2015, Veemsen is now at the head of his own independent film production company, Javiya Films. His latest project, Chyanti, tells the story of Ram, a guerrilla fighter, a father and a husband who – in the midst of the Maoist revolution – returns home to celebrate the festival of Dashain, only to realise that if
he is to feed his family and send his daughter to school, he must sell Chyanti, the family goat, so beloved by his daughter, Sani. “Our new film Chyanti has an authentic Nepalese mountainous village story, which you have never seen and experienced before. For the very first time we are trying to play with symbols, authenticity, metaphors, layers, true events, emotions, desperateness, intensity, false hope, point of view from different characters and many more elements in this film will make it unique, I can’t express how excited I am”, says the 35-year-old film director.