Ryan Bishti is a director, editor, and producer. He is a recipient of the British Film Institute (BFI) Award for Best Short Film (with Fuad Abidi) and the Best Short Film Award at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. He is a graduate of the University of Westminster, specializing in Media Production, and was awarded a degree in Media Production.
Cirq le Soir is a short film that explores the relationship between a young girl and her father. The film is based on an original story by Ryan Bishti. It was produced, edited, filmed, and directed by Ryan Bishti, who wrote the script. The film stars Natasha de Los Reyes in the lead role of Paula, who gets to know her father for the first time after he returns from Saudi Arabia.
The film starred Natasha de Los Reyes and was shot in London and Saudi Arabia (Jeddah). It was screened at numerous international festivals around the world, including New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF), Hong Kong International Children’s Film Festival (HKICFF), Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), and Cairo International Children’s Film Festival (CIFF) and many more. In 2012 the film won the Best Short Film Award at the New York International Children’s Film Festival.
Ryan has been involved with numerous charitable organizations. He is the co-founder of The Children’s Charity Foundation, a charity that supports children and families in need in Malawi and Kenya. He also works with The British Red Cross Society and has been involved in several programs that help those affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Ryan is the founder of the charity Cirq le Soir, which was established to develop grassroots initiatives in education and social inclusion for children worldwide. The charity’s name refers to a short film by Ryan Bishti that relates to social issues affecting children worldwide.