ACV lauches new show to reflect times we are living in – online and maintaining social distance – but it will change and grow as conditions permit…
WELCOME to our new show, the Asian Culture Vulture Bird Eye Review show.
It’s an exciting development and we’re really thrilled to be offering you something completely fresh and new – in these difficult times!
Do please subscribe to the show and hop on our wings and be part of this incredible journey from a small bee hummingbird to a mighty Andean Condor (The largest flying bird there is and a vulture too!)
We hope you like it and will follow and subscribe – we want to build a community that is smart, informed, sassy and global in outlook – and the online world makes it easier for us all to connect – especially now in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
We have more than two million views across our Youtube Channel – and more than 100 films now – with several exceeding a 100,000 views indvidually. We are one of the leading niche global South Asian arts and culture websites.
We are a small team of very passionate journalists, broadcasters, videographers, content producers and other media professionals who have all worked (and continue to work in some cases) for international and mainstream media outlets.
We are very committed to bringing you the best from our unique angle on the world – our Bird Eye, as it were!
The Asian Culture Vulture Bird Eye Review Show is put together by Nat Barrass and while it presents traditional film reviews, we will also be doing other film-related coverage. Watch this space! Keep tuned!
Nat was our videographer in Goa for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in November, when that festival, India’s largest celebrated 50 years; Nat is an experienced content maker who has worked for the BBC and is currently working in India, as both a content maker and producer.
Say hello to her on Youtube and follow us on social media too…if you don’t already… together we can change the world, not any world – but ours!
We would have been in Cannes for 10 days (May 12-23), covering the 73rd Cannes Film Festival and were very excited about covering the whole festival (for the first time) – but maybe next year, now.
Cannes has been integral to our growth and vision and later this week, we will be looking back at some of our coverage. Look out for those videos later this week – subscribe!
We started our Youtube Channel shortly after the website and our first international festival coverage was from the Jaipur Literature Festival in 2015, interviewing authors, Romesh Gunasekara, Farrukh Dhondy, Kamila Shamsie, and Anita Anand.
Next came Cannes and what a trip that was…
We’ve interviewed both stars several times at Cannes – and also spoken to other Bollywood icons – Deepika Padukone, Huma Qureshi, Diana Penty, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Dhanush and cult director Anurag Kashyap.
More recently, we spoke to a host of stars at the Toronto International Film Festival including Hollywood icons, Adam Sandler and Natalie Portman, as well as interviewing Riz Ahmed and Dev Patel – and covered the world premiere of the Priyanka Chopra film, ‘The Sky is Pink’ with footage from inside the cinema with her addressing the audience just before the film unspooled to the world!
As we say in the first episode of the Asian Culture Review Bird Show – as soon as the global health situation improves, we hope to make more videos (both at home in the UK and abroad); but until then we want to entertain, inform and stimulate you!
Be part of our journey – without you we are nothing!
Take care, stay safe, be well, and let’s all fly high (and safely)!
Signing out… 😉
Sailesh Ram (SR), founder and editor www.asianculturevulture.com