Private Project

Our Gypsy Blood

Roma, and Britain. Following the application of new draconian laws, Documentarian Jacob Parvin seeks to uncover the beautiful culture and misguided stigma,a synonymous with Gypsy Blood. Jacob grapples with their own identity as a Gypsy and relationship with their grandmother, for what identity do Travellers hold in a modern world?

  • Jacob Parvin
  • Jack Hill
  • Jacob Parvin
  • Tonia Parvin Hughes
  • James Stanley
  • Luke Green-McDonagh
    Director of Photography
  • Marianna Aleiferopoulou
  • Lisa Robinson
  • Ronnie Nightingale-Timofejeva
    Sound Recordist/ Boom Operators
  • Joe Charlton
    Sound Recordist/ Boom Operators
  • Elijah Vincent
    Sound Editor
  • Álvaro Rodríguez Cabezas
  • Orpheas Kourbelis
    First Assistant Camera
  • Samuel Wells
    Second Assistant Camera
  • Robert Constantin Morosan
    Best Person
  • Oliver Dudley
  • Olivia Sharpe
    Assistant Editor
  • Oliver Quinn
    DIT/ Script Supervisor
  • Michela Postacchini
  • Rebecca Romans
    Behind The Scenes Photographer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,700 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony FS7, 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Bournemouth Film School
Director Biography - Jacob Parvin

Jacob Parvin is a 20-year-old Romany filmmaker, recently known for their work as a documentary director. They likewise are known for their numerous roles as an editor and camera operator, alongside a thriving career as an independent music producer. Growing up with a large Romany family in Hampshire, Jacob has developed a distinct creative voice throughout their childhood, with their family background granting a unique perspective to their artistry that makes them stand out from the crowd. Having recently graduated from the Bournemouth Film School at the Arts University of Bournemouth, Jacob aims to continue directing powerful fiction and non-fiction films that tell interesting, timely, and wholly unique stories that have urgent relevance both to themselves and our society at large in this day and age.

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Director Statement

"Hello! I'm the director, Jacob Parvin, and this will be my directorial debut. I've always dreamt of directing a film, yet never felt as if the right story was there for me to tell. However, following a particular evening spent with my grandmother where we sat and I was told a myriad of incredible stories about my Romany heritage, I realised the perfect story had been right there in front of me all along.

Our Gypsy Blood is not only a film which destigmatises and showcases the genuine beauty and passion of Roma culture and lifestyle, but it likewise allows the viewer to experience my personal journey of rediscovering a culture which I had hidden away for so many years. This film was a vehicle for me to embrace and truly live my heritage.

This film is for the Roma community, with all my love, and hopefully it will be a major step forward for the general public to realise that Gypsies are a rich, creative and beautiful race of people, and I am truly excited for you all to join me on this wonderful journey."

- Jacob