Film & Television
Production, Education & Training

Roaming Pictures creates documentary films focused on telling the stories of us coming together.

Nilesh Patel,
Producer & Director

Nilesh focuses on telling the stories of us coming together that have proven to be provocative, entertaining, and necessary.

His first dramatic work and directorial debut, 7 TO 11, INDIAN, was broadcast on Citytv in 2004 which led to producing a series of short dramas for CityTv by Women of Colour.

Following this he directed his multiple-award winning feature documentary BROCKET 99 – ROCKIN’ THE COUNTRY (preserved in the National Archives of Canada). This film explores racism in Canada, specifically towards Indigenous peoples. 

How I Can Help?

With over 20 years of experience in the film, television, and digital / interactive space Roaming Pictures is a producer of award winning documentary and dramatic films. As a producer Roaming Pictures is focused on producing stories that inspire and activate audiences through their use of humour and cinematic lens.

Why Work with me?

Experience

More then 20 years experience in producing documentary films for cinema and television

Education

MFA in Film Production from Concordia University Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Portfolio

Over 40 documentary and dramatic films made for Theatres, Television, Clients and Communities.

Credentials

Board member of the Documentary Organization of Canada BC-YT-NT Chapter, Executive Director of the Racial Equity Screen Office, Member of the Canadian Media Producers Association, and currently serving on Industry advisory groups for the Canadian Media Fund, Telefilm and the National Film Board

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Out of the Stands

Post-Production Available In All Territories Excluding Canada Feature Documentary Partners Telus Originals, TVOntario, Creative BC https://www.outofthestands.com/ An intimate look at our national sport, hockey, through

Exodus 72

Development 40 – 60 minute Documentary Partners The Knowledge Network and the Canadian Media Fund What is it like to wake up and find yourself

Skoden the Film

Development in partnership with Director/Producer Damien Eagle Bear 44 – 52 minute Documentary Partner CBC Documentaries From infamy to inspiration, how a notorious photo became

The Legend of Jim Wells III

Development with Director/Producer Damien Eagle Bear 12-15 minute Animated Documentary Funders Creative BC, BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, The Indigenous Screen Office

Happy Healthy Holy

Development in partnership with Vivamantra Films Feature Documentary Partners CBC Documentaries, Telefilm, Canada Council for the Arts Abuse, fraud, betrayal. The dramatic story of a

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Nilesh Petal
Full Biography

Nilesh Patel is a producer and director focused on telling the stories of us coming together that
have proven to be provocative, entertaining, and necessary.

His first dramatic work and directorial debut, 7 TO 11, INDIAN, was broadcast on Citytv in 2004 which led to producing a series of short dramas for CityTv by Women of Colour.

Following this he directed his multiple-award winning feature documentary BROCKET 99 – ROCKIN’ THE COUNTRY (preserved in the National Archives of Canada). This film explores racism in Canada, specifically towards Indigenous peoples.

In 2014 he completed his MFA in Film at Concordia University focusing on the gender roles of men and women through his WHAT IS A MAN? series.

In 2011 Nilesh began a period of eight years training Indigenous youth in the Far North in filmmaking. This land-based work focused on community specific documentation of the Traditional Knowledge of Elders.

Through his company, Roaming Pictures, youth were trained in filmmaking and with this documentaries were made for the preservation and prosperity of their language, community and culture.

Nilesh is currently directing and producing the feature documentary OUT OF THE STANDS for Telus Originals while also continuing to advocate for racial equity in our film and television industry.