Headed by Nilesh Patel—Producer & Director, Roaming Pictures brings over 20 years of experience in the film, television, and digital / interactive space with award winning works 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.
MFA in Film Production from Concordia University Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
20+ years experience in producing documentary films for cinema and television
Over 40 documentary and dramatic films made for Theatres, Television, Clients and Communities.
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
Currently serving on Industry advisory groups for the Canadian Media Fund, Telefilm and the National Film Board