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Paul Mayeda Berges
Paul Mayeda Berges
Paul Mayeda Berges at the Berlinale 2017
|Born|| (1968-09-11) September 11, 1968
|Years active||1990 – present|
Paul Mayeda Berges (born September 11, 1968 in Torrance, California) is an American screenwriter and director.
Of Japanese and Basque ancestry, Berges attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studied film and graduated in 1990. He began his career by making documentaries (on the Japanese American community) and teaching film production (to high school students). He has collaborated with his wife, British-Indian director Gurinder Chadha, on a number of films and made his directorial debut in 2005 with The Mistress of Spices, based on the novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
Berges officially met Chadha in March 1994, while he was working as a festival director at the San Francisco Asian American International Film Festival. But they had also briefly met in September 1993. They married in the mid-nineties and have twins together; a boy named Ronak and a girl named Kumiko (born June 7, 2007).
|1990||Blue Funnel||Short film||Writer|
|2000||What's Cooking?||Feature film||Writer|
|2002||Bend It Like Beckham (2002)||Feature film||Writer|
|2004||Bride and Prejudice'||Feature film||Writer|
|2005||The Mistress of Spices||Feature film||Director, Writer|
|2006||Paris, je t'aime – Quais de Seine||Anthology film||Director, Writer|
|2008||Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging||Feature film||Writer|
|2010||It's a Wonderful Afterlife||Feature film||Writer|
|2016||Viceroy's House||Feature film||Writer, Producer|
|2019||Blinded by the Light||Feature film||Writer|
- Paul Mayeda Berges on IMDb
- BBC Movies: Interview – Paul Mayeda Berges (April 2006)
- Birmingham Mail: Film Reviews – Film: Gurinder Chadha reveals how marriage and babies were written in her stars (April 23, 2010)
- Culture.com: Bend It Like Beckham – About The Filmmakers
- Filmmaker GURINDER CHADHA: Could She 'Bend It' Without A British Accent?
- RS Bollywood Online: Premier Indian Film Portal – Gurinder Chadha gives birth to twins (June 9, 2007)
- The Writing Studio: The art of writing and making films – THE MISTRESS OF SPICES (Paul Mayeda Berges – Director/Writer)
- Toronto International Film Festival
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