Former student and award winning filmmaker Khurrum M.Sultan returned to Stratford-upon-Avon College, where he studied a BTEC in Media Production, to discuss his amazing career so far and show his most acclaimed film to current budding filmmakers.
A dozen or so media students were selected to meet Khurrum and were lucky enough to view his award-winning film in the College’s newly refurbished TV studio. Introducing his new documentary ‘Hear Our Voices’ – a series of testimonials from people affected by terrorism, and shown to President Barrack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he spoke of the experience he had at Stratford-upon-Avon College. “We were made to feel as if we were filmmakers from the start – I learned all the basics of what I do here, going to university afterwards almost felt like a step back – I have missed it”. Commenting on the new TV studio, Khurrum said, “it’s fantastic – it’s even better than when I was here”.
Khurrum is now moving on to his new projects which include a film titled ‘My Friend Erhin’ to be shown at The Chicago Children’s Film Festival, which is Academy qualifying so could see him nominated for an Oscar. Khurrum is also about to start work on a documentary about illegal immigration for the British Foreign Office and has just bought the rights to a ‘controversial’ book which he plans to turn into his first feature film. Sadly he was unable to elaborate more so we’ll have to watch this space.