Little Dust Productions was founded by Jasmine Dellal to produce artistic films with a social conscience.
was raised in England, but also spent much of her
childhood in India with her
grandmother and godmothers.
She received her Bachelors degree in Modern Languages at Oxford University (French and Spanish language/literature, from Balliol College).
In 1993, Dellal
completed a Master's degree in Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley
, where she
studied under the acclaimed documentarian Marlon Riggs.
" AMERICAN GYPSY
: A Stranger In Everybody's Land" was the first feature documentary to be produced and directed by Dellal
It aired on national US television (PBS' POV series), won awards, and played in U.S. art theaters and in festivals worldwide.
next film, " GYPSY CARAVAN: When The Road Bends..." won awards & screened at about 100 international festivals, and theatrically in the USA, UK, Canada, France, Japan, Poland, etc.
It was produced in collaboration with ITVS and Fortissimo Films.
For more than 15 years, Dellal's
film work has brought her
close to many Roma ("Gypsies") and their culture.
is executive producer of the first documentary by an American Rom (George Eli's Searching for the 4th Nail).
While at Berkeley
won a student Emmy Award for "In His
Own Image," a profile of a homeless photographer.
then co-directed "She
Says," a half-hour documentary about strong American women dissociating themselves from feminism in the 90s.
From 1993-95, Dellal
was Associate Producer and Assistant Editor of Marlon Riggs' final film " Black Is...Black Ain't," which showed on TV and theatrically (won top awards from Sundance and many more).
also enjoys working with other filmmakers on their projects (Roko Belic, Genghis Blues; Marco Williams; Sam Green, Utopia in Four Movements, etc).
Based in New York and London, Dellal
is involved in all aspects of work on independent film, from creation to distribution and extensive social outreach programs.