Krish Majumdar

Director of documentary and fiction


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Biography

Krishnendu is an award-winning producer and director. He won the John Brabourne Big Five film award and a Mental Health in Media Award in 2008. His work has been nominated for a British Comedy Award, a Royal Television Society Award, a National Television Award, a Broadcast Award as well as a BAFTA. Krish's direction was also shortlisted for a Grierson Award and nominated for a BAFTA

Described by Screen International as one of "the brightest new hopes of the British film industry" in their 2006 'Stars of Tomorrow' list and "the maker of uncompromising documentaries" by The Independent.

Krish was Series Director of the hugely successful An Idiot Abroad, Executive Produced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and starring Karl Pilkington, which broke viewing records for Sky1HD. The series has been broadcast in 140 territories around the world including being the highest rated show on the Science Channel in the US. The DVDs have gone on to sell over 1.3 million copies. Krish was Executive Producer and directed 2 episodes of the second series, which returned to Sky1HD in September 2011 which has gone on to be shown in 210 territories around the world.

He is currently Executive Producer on An Idiot Abroad 3 – a 3 part special for Sky1HD. He has also just set up an independent production company - Me & You productions with Richard Yee. Their first production was to co-produce An Idiot Abroad 3. They are developing a slate of factual, comedy and drama projects, including a series for Dave's Hoff the Record..

Krish is on the Board of Directors UK and is an elected member of the BAFTA Television Committee. He was on the Board of BAFTA and Chairman of the BAFTA Learning and Events committee from 2006-10.


CV

Television
Producer
The Moaning of Life 5 x 60'
2013
Me & You Productions for Sky 1 HD
Producer Krish Majumdar
Starring Karl Pilkington

The now very well travelled Karl experiences how other cultures face up to some of life's biggest issues, while at the same time planning for his own future

Executive Producer
RiSK Productions & Me and You Productions for Sky 1
Starring Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant & Karl Pilkington

Third series of the smash hit show following Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis as they travel the Marco Polo route from Italy to China

Director and Producer
RiSK Productions for Sky 1
Producer Krish Majumdar
Director Krish Majumdar
Starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant & Karl Pilkington

Second series of the smash hit show following Karl Pilkington as he tackles a 'Bucket List' of tasks

Wildcard for Channel 4
Producer Krish Majumdar
Director Krish Majumdar

Documentary about plastic surgery in ethnic communities

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Firefly Productions for Channel 4
Producer Krish Majumdar
Director Krish Majumdar
Starring Mark Dolan

Following the death of the world's smallest man this documentary searches for the next title holder and investigates what it means for them and their families

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Mentorn for BBC2
Producer Krish Majumdar
Director Krish Majumdar
Starring Michael Cockerell

Portrait of the then leader of the Conservative Party

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Ruby Does The Business 1 x 60'
2004
Princess Productions for BBC
Producer Krish Majumdar
Director Krish Majumdar
Starring Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax discusses the business world with JJB Sports owner Dave Whelan

Director
An Idiot Abroad 8 x 45'
2010
Mentorn for Sky 1
Director Krish Majumdar
Starring Karl Pilkington

Hit entertainment following Karl Pilkington's chaotic world tour as organized by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais

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Deepcut 2009
Revolution Films
In development
Producer Andrew Eaton
Director Krish Majumdar

Based on Philip Ralph's award-winning play

True Stories: What's Killing Darcus Howe? 1 x 50'
2009
Wildcard for Channel 4
Producer Christian Watt
Director Krish Majumdar
Starring Darcus Howe

Documentary following Darcus Howe and his struggle to raise awareness of prostate cancer amongst young, black men

Doctors: Multiple Episodes 6 x 30'
2006
BBC1
Producer Jonathan Phillips
Director Krish Majumdar
Starring Stirling Gallacher, Diana Keen & Christopher Timothy

 
Diverse for Channel 4
Director Krish Majumdar
Starring Darcus Howe

Documentary with Darcus Howe investigating racism in the UK

A Winter's Tale 1 x 30'
2002
Shining Lights for BBC
Director Krish Majumdar
Starring Owen Sheers

Poetry documentary

Grief Encounters 1 x 30'
2000
Artworks for BBC
Director Krish Majumdar

Documentary about a funeral parlour

Sweet Success 1 x 30'
2000
Artworks for BBC
Director Krish Majumdar

Documentary about Ken Loach

Traverse At 40 1 x 30'
2000
BBC
Director Krish Majumdar

Documentary about the famous fringe theatre

Writer and Director
Maya 2008
BBC
In development
Producer Ruth Caleb
Director Krish Majumdar
Writer Krish Majumdar

Contemporary drama about an Indian Call Girl

Beautiful Losers 2007
BBC
In development
Producer Hilary Salmon
Director Krish Majumdar
Writer Krish Majumdar

 
Writer, Director and Producer
Coked Up Britain 1 x 50'
2005
Betty TV for Sky
Producer Krish Majumdar
Director Krish Majumdar
Writer Krish Majumdar
Starring Jonell Elliott, Elly Fairman , Victoria Fell , Gordon Fraser & James Holmes

Based on true stories from cocaine addicts

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Creator and Director
Reunion 2008
Revolution Films
In development
Creator Krish Majumdar
Director Krish Majumdar

 
Blood 2007
Revolution Films
In development
Creator Krish Majumdar
Director Krish Majumdar

 
Radio
Director
Gifted 5 x 15' 2008
Crosslab Productions for BBC Radio 4
 
Director Krish Majumdar
Writer Nikita Lalwani
Starring Archie Panjabi & Nina Wadia

Winner of the Mental Health in Media Award

 
Assistant Director
Little Dorrit 5 x 60' 2001
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Janet Whitaker
Writer Charles Dickens
Starring Kenneth Cranham , Ian McKellen , Sophie Thompson & John Wood

 
Redemption 1 x 60' 2000
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Janet Whitaker
Writer Joanna Murray-Smith
Starring Ciaran Hinds & Lia Williams

 
Film
Director
Kaos Films
Producer Arif Hussein
Director Krish Majumdar
Writer Steve Gomez
Starring Christopher Eccleston & Archie Punjabi

 
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