Author: Gee Sahota

World Mental Health Day 2020

As published on Facebook 9th Oct 2020 Tomorrow is World Mental Health day and like this image manages to hide my awkwardness, as I struggle to snap a selfie in a flattering light, while pointing my finger to #timetotalk AND smile at the same time, I’m reminded of my awkwardness...

Gurinder Chadha’s Words of Wisdom!

As published on Facebook on 13th March 20 Last night, Gurinder Chadha…director of Bend it like Beckham and Bhaji on the Beach, hugely iconic movies for me as a young Asian woman growing up in UK, said, ‘things in filmmaking don’t always go to plan…I’m very Indian like that…everything happens...

A 1000 Splendid Suns

As posted on facebook on 16th December 2019 Hey peeps, Just spreading some sunshine brought over from the shores of Goa from my recent trip last month. This year’s trip highlight was not attending IFFI 2019 (International Film Festival of Goa), despite having a masterclass with some greats, including John...

The Long Labour of Love

I ask myself, after all this time why I put so much energy into my film work, as it certainly doesn’t line the pockets. It can take years, or even a decade and more until you crack the big time. Delusional fool or simply following what’s in my heart –...

Hush Little Baby – it’s Not Even Born Yet!

As posted on Facebook on 24th October 2019 How on earth do you put a positive spin on the 3 year anniversary of your first ever film being shot (as writer, producer & one-off actor), and yet it still hasn’t seen the finish line? First things first though:Hush Little Baby...

World Mental Health Day 2019 – Suicide Prevention

As posted on facebook on 10th October 2019 This year’s World Mental Health day message is dedicated to suicide prevention. Did you know that EVERY 40 SECONDS SOMEONE TAKES THEIR OWN LIFE? I dedicate this day in loving memory of my Uncle, Gurprem Singh, whom I never had the chance...

Andy Serkis & Best Beginnings

I was thrilled to be invited to an intimate gathering and Q&A with Andy Serkis – he’s the patron of the beautiful charity Best Beginnings and was sharing about his legendary role as Gollum, movies and recent intrepid trek to Mount Everest’s peak to raise money for them. I can’t...

International Women’s Day 2019

As published on facebook on 11th March 2019 I originally coaxed myself onto this public podium to be held accountable in case I bailed out from my dreams. Aside from fulfilling my 3 movie scripts, I wanted to meet a wholesome man I could share my life with. Back in...

A Woman’s Voice

As published on Facebook on 26th Oct 18 The Sad Truth – last Sunday evening on the Jubilee line: “If you were my wife, I would tell you to shut up. Why don’t you just shut your big mouth and stay at home? I would never let you out!” The...

World Mental Health Day 2018

As published on Facebook on 10th Oct 2018 It’s World Mental Health Day as I remember my own struggle with my spiritual emergency/crisis in 2008, following the loss of my father, a relationship and all my freelance contracts within 100 days. It’s World Mental Day as I recall my early...