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Ian Iqbal Rashid

Ian Iqbal Rashid

Ian Iqbal Rashid's wrote and directed his first feature film, the romantic comedy TOUCH OF PINK, in 2004. The film premiered at Sundance and went on to travel the world, winning several awards at film festivals. Sony Picture Classics distributed the film internationally.

Previous to TOUCH OF PINK, Ian wrote widely for British television including the critically acclaimed cult hit series This Life, which won every major UK television prize including the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award and the Writers' Guild of England Award for Ian. He has written and directed two short films: Surviving Sabu (Hindi Picture/The Arts Council of England/Channel 4), and Stag (Martin Pope Productions/BBC Films), both of which played to festival acclaim around the world and won several prizes. He is currently developing film and television projects in Canada, the U.S., and in the U.K., including a Bollywood-style musical television series for the BBC.

Ian is the author of three award-winning collections of poetry. In 1999, he won the Aga Khan Award for Excellence in the Arts. Of South Asian Muslim ancestry, Ian is a true child of the Commonwealth: of Indian extraction, he was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, grew up in Toronto, Canada, and now lives in London with his Australian partner Peter Ride.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Ian Iqbal Rashid Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter

Selected Filmography

How She Move
Touch of Pink
Surviving Sabu
Mambo Italiano
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