Talent Guide

Iesh Thapar

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2021, Project Involve 2018, Screenwriting Lab 2021


​Iesh is a British filmmaker. His films have played at worldwide film festivals, and have been supported by Film London, The BFI, Sundance, Film Independent, and Tribeca. Iesh was recently named 1 of 25 ‘Lodestars’, UK rising stars of Cinema. He is a BAFTA Scholar/Newcomer, an awardee of the John Brabourne Award, and the winner of the 2017 Ezra Litwak Award for distinction in screenwriting. He is a selected Director for BFI NETWORK x BAFTA CREW professional development scheme and was one of this year’s Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab Fellows. Iesh is graduate of the MFA Film program at Columbia University.

Current Project

Alien Kulture


In order to pursue his musical dreams and unlikely punk-rock ambitions, a 19-year-old British Indian must learn to stand up to his highly politicized and insular-minded older brother to define his place in racially-divided, Thatcher-era England.