Hetain Patel’s mesmerising films take inspiration from Tarantino, Bruce Lee and contemporary dance – but they also tell his own story of life as a young Asian man in 21st-century England.
The Jump was filmed in Patel’s grandmother’s house with 17 family members, while Don’t Look at the Finger– here getting its London premiere – pitches man against woman at a wedding like no other.
Combined with live music from Amy May (Paris Motel, Heritage Orchestra) and her 9-piece ensemble, mixing everything from Hollywood-style scores to Gujarati rap, Don’t Look crosses genres and defies categorisation – a unique collaboration between two unique artists.
Hetain Patel is a visual artist and performance maker. His films, sculptures and live performances have been presented globally, from Tate Modern and Sadler’s Wells, London to Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai and Ullens Centre of Contemporary Art, Beijing. Online, his videos have been viewed over 30 million times, including his TED Talk of 2013 titled Who Am I? Think Again.
Amy May (Hamilton) is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer. She plays for a variety of bands, orchestras and ensembles, including her work as the principal violist with the Heritage Orchestra and as the violin/violist for multiple Grammy-award-winning Hamilton. She writes music for adverts, films and television, and has written and released four albums with her band, Paris Motel.