Introvert (though do a mean impression of an extrovert).
Love understanding the story behind everything.
Hi! My name is Nupu Press. Here’s a little more about me:
FILM: I worked in feature film production for 25 years for, among others, Universal, Working Title, and Channel 4; on films like The Bourne Supremacy and The Guru, and with directors such as Mira Nair, Paul Greengrass, and Deepa Mehta. I also headed production for Disney India and was VP of production at Cinestaan Film Company.
WRITING: My short stories and essays have been published in literary journals in the UK and India. I was a newspaper columnist (twice) in Bangladesh. I also edited and co-edited non-fiction books, including one for MoMA, New York.
TALKS: I teach workshops and give talks at schools, colleges, companies and festivals on creativity and storytelling (please see the EVENTS section of this website for upcoming news).
ART: I have circled back to my big love – art! I always thought I would devote my life to it – and my first years of paid employment were as an artist and illustrator – but, sadly, severe depression changed the trajectory of my life.
I’m so happy to return to art! I’m currently working on several commissions for ink + watercolour, including illustrating a book (which is MASSIVELY exciting).
I’m also thrilled to be putting together a book of my own, using a blend of text + images to tell stories my own way.
Here’s a diagram to explain my background:
I move mostly between the UK, the US, India and Bangladesh, but I welcome all queries for art and illustration from wherever you happen to be in the world!
Please feel free to email me any time at nupu [at] nupupress.com or by using the form below.
Please join me!