Bhulla Beghal is a professional filmmaker from Smethwick. Having grown up amongst a manufacturing environment, making was deep-seated early on. Highlights from working in production include being a cinematographer for a feature documentary in Abu Dhabi and leading the art department for a documentary on the Suffragettes. Bhulla’s short animation on domestic abuse around children, A Scribbled Memory, has had a successful tour in UK film festivals picking up multiple awards along the way. His campaign for Deaf Awareness Week, which brought together organisations to create films in BSL, earned a Community Engagement award by the West Midlands Fire Service as well as becoming a finalist for a Campaign for the Future award from Signature Deaf. Bhulla now runs BlueBell Films, a documentary production company. A notable project has been a documentary on the lack of service uptake amongst the South Asian community for palliative care services.
For Stories in Isolation, Bhulla made a short poem film called ‘Home Time’. Sweet and humorous, the short film tells the story of a boy’s musings on school, now that he can no longer attend due to lockdown. The film features Bhulla’s nephew Avian, age 8. Jaya, his niece, age 10 supported on production.
Watch Behind the Scenes clips on the BlueBell Films Youtube account.