BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and 2021 BIFA nominee Ray Panthaki is finally being recognised as one of the industry’s most diverse hybrids. The British actor/producer/writer/director is beginning to make waves across the industry in all of the above disciplines; consistently pushing artistic boundaries and choosing to do things against the norm.
Having worked with filmmakers such as Danny Boyle, Wash Westmoreland, Gavin Hood, and Ed Zwick as an actor; not much is known about Ray’s involvement behind the scenes in many ground-breaking films. At just 23, unfulfilled with the roles he was being offered as a British Asian actor, he decided to teach himself how to make movies and create roles for himself. As a result, he was the first person to read and champion the culture defining Kidulthood, which he went on to co-produce.