Black Bass (Rakesh Narwani) Spain

Black Bass
Rakesh Narwani
Spain. 2019. 15 min

Things are not being easy for Dani and his father knows. That is why he set up a fishing day hoping to cheer him up. The problem is that, sometimes, what is good for one is not good for everyone.


Rakesh studied a degree in Audiovisual Communication in Malaga, completing his studies with mobility grants in Parma and New York. He worked as a waiter at Caffe Reggio in Greenwich Village where classic films such as Serpico were shot. He returned to Spain to study a Masters in Fiction Screenwriting at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca.

He debuts in 2013 with 15M: The city wakes up!, a documentary feature film co-directed with the journalist Laura Rueda, selected in relevant film competitions such as the Malaga Film Festival or the Toulouse Spanish Film Festival. The social film, made in a collaborative way, was supported by the writer and economist José Luis Sampedro.

His first short films, Clóset (with the Spanish actor Pepe Viyuela) and Black Bass (with the famous Spanish actor Antonio de la Torre) have already obtained about twenty awards in important national festivals such as Abycine, Curtas Noia and Festival de Málaga. These projects have also been present in the competitive sections of festivals such as Huesca, Fescigu and the Medina del Campo Film Week.

Together with the visual artist Paula Villegas, he created the production company Bazar Films, developing fiction, documentary and advertising projects for various agencies and clients such as Málaga C.F, Les Roches or La Fábrica de Cruzcampo.

My Parents’ Bazaar, their new documentary project, has just started its financing phase after receiving the Creation Grants from the Malaga Film Festival. This autobiographical film tells the story of the particular diaspora of a family of Indian merchants in Spain and the closure, after four decades, of the mythical family business, the Kirpa Bazaar.



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