Nayeem Mahbub is a Bangladeshi filmmaker currently based in Dhaka. He was an Erasmus Mundus scholar in the DOCNomads Documentary Directing Master’s Programme (2012-14), getting the opportunity to live and film in several European countries. His films have played in festivals around the world, including DocLisboa and Fantastic Fest. He has worked with BBC Bangla, first as assistant producer of the acclaimed Bangladesh Sanglap programme for radio and TV, and subsequently as producer and co-director of Day in Dhaka (2011), his first documentary. Before documentaries, he worked in the Bangladeshi animation industry, writing and directing the internationally award-winning Murgi Keno Mutant (2011).He received his BA in Cinema Studies from Oberlin College in the USA, and is a scholarship graduate of the innovative Mahindra United World College of India.
The Valley (documentary, in post-production, 2015); director, producer, cinematographer, editor.
Mohadeshiyo Probaho / Continental Drift (documentary, 2014); director, cinematographer, editor, sound designer.
Opekkha / The Wait (documentary, 2013); director, cinematographer, editor.
Murgi Keno Mutant (2010, animation): writer, director.
A Day in Dhaka (2010, documentary): producer, co-director, co-editor.
Beneath the Surface (2006): writer, director, editor, cinematographer.
A Taste of Liberation (2005): writer, director, editor, cinematographer. USA.
Opekkha (Orig.) / 2013 / Bangladesh, Portugal / 8 min
The days in Lisbon are long, but the nights are longer. Anik and Nazmul are just two of the many semi-legal migrants from Bangladesh waiting for their residency applications to proceed. They're stuck: they can't leave the country to go home or anywhere else...