Director & Writer
Gurmit's early career in the world of creative arts stems from scripting plays in theatre and producing and directing music videos for up and coming urban acts for MTV and SKY channels.
After graduating in Film and TV Production & Sociology at Derby University Gurmit went on to lecture Television & Film at both University & College to hundreds of students aged 16-21yrs. It is here Gurmit took to teaching and grew a passion for changing the lives of young people through creativity.
Gurmit launched Impress in 2009 a video production company Impress Video producing and directing adverts for online companies. Through BGP Ltd Gurmit produced & directed his first short film ‘7 Reasons Why’ which was selected for Cannes Film Festival ‘Short film corner’ in 2013.
In early 2021 Gurmit released his feature film directorial debut ‘Get Gone’ as a Writer, Producer and Director. The film premiered at Camerimage Film Festival in Poland as ‘exciting films from Europe with top cinematography.’
After the release of Get Gone, Gurmit is currently producing a number of program formats at numerous stages of development for both Film and TV.
WriterGurmit has written for tv adverts, documentary and feature films, his current project entails writing for a TV series currently in development - which received an honourable mention at the Film Hub london 2019.
ProducerHaving produced a number of commercials, a documentary for Amazon Prime and Sky Italy, a feature film for Amazon Prime, Gurmit Samra has consulted on a number of projects covering all aspects of production bringing the right elements together to bring projects in on time and to budget.
Gurmit has relentlessly bought his visions to life on a number of projects. Planning is key where all aspects of the production are drafted by him providing a solid foundation for collaborations with all creatives involved.
‘The team have to believe in you first, and then in your vision in order for it to come to life’ - Gurmit