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Little House Productions is an independent film production company founded by Uzma Hasan, Morgan Johnson, Hamza Kuraishi and Shivesh Jha.
Uzma is the driving force behind the company which focuses on bringing subversive stories to global audiences. Her latest feature, Nirpal Bhogal’s FIRSTBORN premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 ahead of a worldwide sale to Netflix. Her first feature THE INFIDEL was released internationally receiving critical and commercial acclaim, spawning a musical and Bollywood remake DHARAM SANKAT MEIN that was released by Viacom. She was Executive Producer of multi award winning documentary FLYING PAPER. Her current slate includes projects with Rail D’Or winner Ritesh Batra, Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw, comedian David Baddiel and novelist Nikesh Shukla as well as with the British Film Institute and Creative England.
In addition to Little House Productions, Uzma is a non executive director on the board of public broadcaster Channel 4. She consults for film funds including Eurimages, the Council of Europe’s film fund and the Doha Film Institute, and for International Film Festival Rotterdam and Harvardwood, the official network of Harvard alumni in the entertainment and media industries. She sits on selection committees for the British Independent Film Awards and Film London.
Prior to producing independently, Uzma was head of development at Slingshot Productions, with creative and commercial responsibilities across its entire slate. She has worked across four continents, for independents and studios, with companies including Focus Features, The Salt Company and Tribeca Film Festival on the development, production and exploitation of feature films.
In 2010, Uzma was nominated by HRH Prince’s Trust for a Mosaic Arts & Culture Award; in 2012, she was nominated for the Asian Woman of Achievement Award and became a Women of the Future Ambassador; and in 2013 she was awarded the British Muslim Award for Services to Creativity.
She graduated from University of Wales, Cardiff with first class honours in English Literature and went on to read Film and Literature at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where she was a Kennedy Scholar.