Naman began his career as a film critic for the Times of India. He soon
moved on to producing television shows, commercials and music videos for channels such as
HBO, Cinemax, Nickelodeon, BBC, MTV and Hallmark in India and later Singapore. He then
moved to the UK where he worked for the British Film Institute as their resident South Asian
cinema expert. This is when he started writing for the prestigious publication Sight & Sound,
which he continues to this day. In addition Naman advises film festivals across the globe
including Rotterdam, Commonwealth, London and Zurich. Naman co-wrote Opium Royale with
director Digvijay Singh. He has several projects he is attached to as screenwriter and director.
These include his Directorial feature debut Mauj: The Yoga of Sex, Love and Marriage for Indian
actor Suniel Shetty's Popcorn Entertainment, AK for O-HO Bioscope,
London, and The Well and Garlic Avenue (in development). Naman holds an
MSc in Media Management and a PhD in Cinema from the UK's #1 rated Film & Media
department at the University of Stirling.
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