I took time out to re-evaluate my position as a writer and wanted to expand my knowledge and creativity within the arts.
I believe as writers and artists alike we constantly have to re-examine our perspectives and that sometimes means changing our point of view or environment so we can rejuvenate ourselves and approach projects with a new outlook and hopefully produce fresh and interesting work. This is what I have been doing and am currently working on a new Stage-play, a sit-com and a feature film script.
I also have written 2 new short film scripts which I will to produce in the near future.
SCRIPTS FOR PRODUCTION:
I have been working working on numerous film scripts. Please get in touch if you are a producer looking for projects.
In 2010-2011 Parv attended a one year post-grad film making course at The Central Film School London. He won one of 3 graduation films and wrote and directed a 15 min short titled, 'Spirit'.
Parv also wrote and directed a comedy short titled, 'Amazing Abdul'.
Parv co-directed a short titled, The Conjurer.
As well as the above, Parvworked in various roles on over 25 films so he could educate himself with all aspects of film making and the film making process as well as learning about film set etiquette.
In 1986 aged 19, Bancil joined HAC theatre. One of four
professional British Asian theatre companies at the time,
HAC was the only one to be telling stories from a 2nd
generation British Asian perspective. While most were
writing about partition, or leaving their homeland,
Parv Bancil was writing about his world, and tackling issues
that were affecting British Asian youth, such as gang culture,
drugs, crimeand identity. From 1986 to 1989 he wrote four plays,
'Curse Of The Dead Dog'(1986), 'Hows Your Skull Does It Fit'
(1987), 'Kings' (1988) and 'Bad Company' (1989). And he
quickly gained a reputation as a dynamic, uncompromising
and controversial writer, long before it was fashionable.
In 1991 he was the recipient of a Radio 4 Young Playwright
Award for his play Nadir. By this point HAC had disbanded.
But In 1993 Bancil wrote 'Ungrateful Dead' a play about a
young Sikh mans descent into a world of gangs, violence and
drugs. The play had a huge impact on audiences, and lead to
a residency at The Royal Court Theatre. In 1995 Bancil wrote
'Papa Was A Bus Conducter'. A comedy satire based on a
dysfunctional Asian family, it was his first play to receive a
Time Out Critics Choice. And it was the first of its kind to
spark a trend for a whole spate of Asian comedy that followed
over the next 10 years.
Bancils next two plays were to define him as one of the
'In Yer Face' writers that dominated the 90s. In 1997 he wrote
'Crazy Horse'. It follows Jas, a young man trying to deal with
the death of his mother by loosing himself in a world of petty
crime, until a tragic accident forces an estranged father and
son to confront each other, but with sinister consequences.
It was developed through 'Wild Lunch' with Sarah Kane and
was directed by Vicky Featherstone, and received another
Time Out Critics Choice. The following year Bancil then wrote
'Made In England', initially commissioned as a 15 minute piece
by the 'Red Room' it was first performed as a full length play in
October 1998. Set against the backdrop of the music industry
and 'cool Britannia' it looked at the idea of trading your
cultural identity for success. This play received Time Out
Critics Choice twice.
'Bollywood Or Bust' (1999) a farcical comedy, and Recall (2000)
a combined dance theatre piece with Darshan Singh Bhullar
followed. The next few years saw Papa and Made In England
re staged and Bancil also began to become known as a cultural
commentator, writing articles for magazines and newspapers,
and often contributing to radio and television debate. He also
began to write and present TV documentary and venture into
film and screen writing. 2007 saw another collaboration with
Bhullar for Find Me Amongst The Black. And from 2008- 2009
he was on an attachment with The Soho Theatre. In 2010 he
had two new stage plays 'Dead Leaves' and 'Rude Boy' ready to
go into production.
From 1986-1997. he acted in many plays,was the founder
member of One Nation Under A Groove Innit, (an umbrella
organization that produced comedy). Was one half of a comic
double act called The Khrai Twins, based on two bumbling
drunken Southall gangsters, and a member of a comedy trio
called the Sycophantic Sponge Bunch. He was also part of a
spoof rock band called The Dead Jalebies. Formed in 1987.
They toured nationally and opened for Asian Dub Foundation
in 1991 at the Camden Underworld. Also supported the Voodoo
Queens in 1993.
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