Nirpal Bhogal, an alumnus from LCC’s BA Film & Television course, has directed feature film ‘Sket,’ which hit UK cinemas last Friday (28 October).
Twenty-eight year old Nirpal made girl gang thriller ‘Sket’ (a Caribbean slang word for prostitute) with the collaboration of the Safe ‘N’ Sound Youth Project, a charity supporting young women affected by gang culture in Peckham.
Since graduating from LCC in 2008, Nirpal has directed anti knife-crime short, ‘Cold Kiss’, starring Ray Winstone. It was on the back of this that he was headhunted to direct a film about inner-city female gangs, the result of which is ‘Sket’.
“It’s a fantastic achievement to get a feature off the ground as a director in the space of three years since leaving College,” says LCC’s Programme Director of Film & Television, Cathy Greenhalgh.
Having been screened as part of the 2011 London Film Festival, ‘Sket’ is showing in cinema’s across the UK until 3 November. Find out more about the film and Nirpal’s take on the industry via the interview below.