Canadian filmmaker of both East and West Indian descent. His work has explored his mixed cultural background beginning with My Cultural Divide (2006, 75 mins), which opened at the Montreal World Film Festival and went on to play to excellent reviews worldwide. This unique documentary explores heritage, culture, and the 2nd generation immigrant experience — all while investigating sweatshop labour in his mother’s native Bangladesh.
Lutchmedial then moved toward fiction by writing, directing and acting in the short Useless Things (2009, 16 mins), a film about a 2nd generation Indian immigrant dealing with his parents death and a loss of history. The script had already won the WGC English Script Prize at the Festival Nouveau Cinema Montreal and has since played in several film festivals. More recently, Lutchmedial completed the short fiction Mr. Crab (2011, 9 mins), a story about a little boy’s escape into fantasy while trying to understand his angry West Indian father.