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 Executive Produced 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 of 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

Film

Director

The Happiness Salesman
Winner of the John Braybourne Big Five Award
Producer Arif Hussein
Writer Steve Gomez
Starring
  • Christopher Eccleston
  • Archie Punjabi
  •  
    Kaos Films
     

    Radio

    Director

    Gifted
    Mental Health in Media Award
    5 x 15'
    2008
    Writer Nikita Lalwani
    Starring
  • Archie Panjabi
  • Nina Wadia
  •  
    Winner of the Mental Health in Media Award
    Production Company Crosslab Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Assistant Director

    Redemption
    1 x 60'
    2000
    Producer Janet Whitaker
    Writer Joanna Murray-Smith
    Starring
  • Ciaran Hinds
  • Lia Williams
  •  

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

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    TV

    Director

    Starring
  • Owen Sheers
  •  
    Poetry documentary
    Shining Lights for BBC
     
     
    Documentary about Ken Loach
    Artworks for BBC
     
     
    Documentary about the famous fringe theatre
    BBC
     
     
    Documentary about a funeral parlour
    Artworks for BBC
     
    Who You Callin' a Nigger?
    Nominated for BAFTA for Best New Director, Factual
    1 x 50'
    Starring
  • Darcus Howe
  •  
    Documentary with Darcus Howe investigating racism in the UK
    Diverse for Channel 4
     
    Producer Christian Watt
    Starring
  • Darcus Howe
  •  
    Documentary following Darcus Howe and his struggle to raise awareness of prostate cancer amongst young, black men
    Wildcard for Channel 4
     
    An Idiot Abroad
    Nominated for a Television and Radio Industries Club Award
    8 x 45'
    Starring
  • Karl Pilkington
  •  

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

    Mentorn for Sky 1
     
    Producer Jonathan Phillips
    Starring
  • Stirling Gallacher
  • Diana Keen
  • Christopher Timothy
  •  
    BBC1
     
    Producer Andrew Eaton
     
    Based on Philip Ralph's award-winning play
    Revolution Films
    In development
     

    Writer & Director

    Producer Hilary Salmon
     
    BBC
    In development
     
    Producer Ruth Caleb
     
    Contemporary drama about an Indian Call Girl
    BBC
    In development
     

    Producer

    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

    Me & You Productions for Sky 1 HD
     

    Director & Producer

    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
    RiSK Productions for Sky 1
     
    Starring
  • Ruby Wax
  •  
    Ruby Wax discusses the business world with JJB Sports owner Dave Whelan
    Princess Productions for BBC
     
    Starring
  • Michael Cockerell
  •  
    Portrait of the then leader of the Conservative Party
    Mentorn for BBC2
     
    Producer Magnus Temple
    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
    Firefly Productions for Channel 4
     
     
    Documentary about plastic surgery in ethnic communities
    Wildcard for Channel 4
     

    Writer & Director & Producer

    Starring
  • Jonell Elliott
  • Elly Fairman
  • Victoria Fell
  • Gordon Fraser
  •  
    Based on true stories from cocaine addicts
    Betty TV for Sky
     

    Director & Creator

     
    Revolution Films
    In development
     
     
    Revolution Films
    In development
     

    Executive Producer

    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
    RiSK Productions & Me and You Productions for Sky 1