Kyrgyzstan-born director Narghi Dotieva has joined Missing Link Films for representation.
The move coincides with the release of Narghi’s no-budget short film ‘Home Alone’, which focuses on a teenage boy confined to a dimly lit flat at the height of lockdown. Scored by How to Dress Well's 'When I Was in Trouble', the film is a study in quiet desperation.
Narghi brought close friend Abi Catto - an experienced clapper loader and focus puller - on board as director of photography, "borrowed equipment for free", and shot the three-and-a-half minute film in one day. The ambitious Londoner then cut the piece by herself.
Narghi is a fantastic storyteller and creates powerful cinematic films about real people. She’s also super cool with a cheeky sense of humour.
As for her commercial reel, Narghi's work for brands such as LG and Ballantine's make her a shrewd addition to Heather and Ben Link's roster. Managing director Ben says: "We just loved Narghi's approach and values when we first met."
"She is a fantastic storyteller and creates powerful cinematic films about real people," Link explains. "She's also super cool with a cheeky sense of humour, and I think she brings an exciting perspective and style to the commercial world". Let's see who taps Narghi's skillset next.