Author: Gee Sahota

Lifeline – Behind the Scenes

We did it. I did it. We did it!! Woohoo!! #Lifeline is now officially in post production. Here are some snaps from across 2.5 shoot days. It’s one of the toughest work challenges I’ve faced in life, not only as a newbie director – which was daunting in itself, but having...

Ten Years of Recurring Dreams of an Ex

As published on Fearless Femme on 30th May 2018.   “Gee…Gee.” I turned towards the familiar voice calling me. My ex was dashing towards me one second, then he’d vanished the next — poof into thin air. The end. I’ve had a handful of these dreams over the years. I...

Butterflies poster & trailer – Cefalù FF 2018

We’re officially finalists for the Cefalù Film Festival 2018 – winner to be announced soon –  and were even shortlisted for the Corto Giovani award, a branch of the Cefalu Film Festival. Butterflies didn’t win the latter, which was announced in February, and that’s okay as we’re proud of our...

6 Weeks to Shooting Lifeline & Mental Health Week

As published on Facebook on 15th May 2018 As part of Mental Health Week 2018, there’s a focus on combatting stress in the workplace. Uncannily Lifeline my short film and directorial debut, which is currently in pre-production, references this crucial theme.  Lifeline is a psychological drama about Max, a troubled...

A Journey Well Travelled

Funny how the few pictures, above and below, taken on a country hike in Princes Risborough this Saturday, have summed up my story of the last two months gone. This poem to accompany my photo story just burst through. I just love how the discovery of words can soothe the...

Life – A River Runs Through It

As published on Fearless Femme on 16th March 2018.  Writing this poem was hugely inspired by Bruce Lee, who himself, aside from a supreme martial artist, was a philosopher who quoted a lot from The Tao. It’s a reminder that no matter what life throws at us, if we can...

Paying Homage to my Great-Grandfathers on IWD 2018

As published on Facebook on 8 March 2018 It’s International Women’s Day and I pay homage to both my great-grandfathers, who were freedom fighters for Gandhi’s Independence movement. (Can you believe they met in jail and betrothed their children, my grandparents, to marry one another?) Thank you for giving me...

She Looks Like Me

As published on Facebook on 24 February 2018 Now and again you look for a sign that you’re on the right course, when taking your next big leap in life  I was stopped in my tracks yesterday, when I randomly pulled this book out, about female filmmakers, at the BFI...

Burning Letter Ritual

As shared on Facebook on 16th Feb 2018 Unfinished business is the story of my life – literally – and one of the themes of my first feature length screenplays I’m currently writing, loosely inspired by the voices I hear. This photo, taken last week, is an authentic burning of...

How Hearing Voices Helped Me Feel Empowered Again

As published on Fearless Femme on 26th Jan 2018. “Believe in yourself, Gee.” “Stand tall, Gee.” “You CAN do this, Gee.” These were just some of the light voices I’d hear, urging to me hike up the mountain of empowerment, once I had plunged to rock bottom. It’s important to...