Poetry & Performances

Creative Portfolio

For three months back in 2018, I decided to say YES to everything. I attribute receiving many of the creative opportunities I've been offered to this commitment. Like dominoes, they seemed to lead into the next. I believe plucking up the courage to perform on the London circuit is a big part of the reason why I get to regularly jam and make music with talented producers, and tour my art around the world.

Personal highlights:

  • 2019: Feature Artist in 5x Award-Winning Documentary 'The Lyrics That Took Me Home'

  • 2018 - 2020: Creative Writing Mentor — Mossbourne Community Academy, Aik Saath & Tattva Press

  • 2018: Guest Feature at National Film & Television School

  • 2018: Headline Artist — British Asian Festival by Rifco Theatre

  • 2017: Feature Artists & Workshop Facilitator — TEDxUCLWomen

  • 2016 - 2019: International Poet — Dubai, India, South Africa & UK

 
 

The Lyrics That Took Me Home

‘The Lyrics That Took Me Home’ is a short documentary film that explores music, art and culture. Featuring three British young South Asian women who are carving out their careers as unique artists. Exploring the confidence these artists have to express themselves freely and honestly outside of cultural stereotypes. Highlighting their ability to remain connected to their heritage whilst having a connection to urban culture and how they merge the two within their chosen art forms.

Credits

Directed, Edited and Produced by Jan Rufus
Cinematography by Richard Davy Pooransingh & David Angeline 
Colour by David Angeline & Jan Rufus
Photography by Lovette Ackom 
Sound by Jan Rufus & David Angeline 
Starring 
Vidhu Sharma (Poet)
Priyanka Chauhan (Dancer) 
Jasmin Sehra (Artist)

Screenings 

Sheffield Doc Festival – [Sheffield Doc Player] 2019
Underwire Film Festival – Barbican, London, 2019
The Story of Mind – Goa, India, 2019
Fragments Festival – Cinema, London, 2019
New Renaissance Film – Close Up Cinema, London, 2019
Bolton International Film Festival –Light Cinema, Bolton, 2019


Nominations 

XX Award (Best Film) – Underwire Film Festival, 2019
Best Producer – Underwire Film Festival, 2019
Best Documentary – New Renaissance Film Festival, 2019
Best Documentary – Fragments Festival, 2019
Best Documentary – Bolton Film Festival, 2019