Cinematography - Shortlisted 2010
While at the NFTS, where he received the David Lean Scholarship, Sadik worked as a DoP on a number of short films and documentaries. However it was his personal project Tanju Miah which served as his calling card into features. Tanju Miah was an observational documentary about a young orphan boy who works in a tea hut and dreams of being a singer. It won a Kodak Prize for Cinematography and a Royal Television Society Prize for Best Factual in 2006. After the recognition of being both a distinctive cinematographer and visual storyteller he was given the chance to make The Last Thakur a feature set in Bangladesh which he wrote and directed. The fact that Thakur was shot on video allowed Sadik to put all his skills into practice resulting in a film which left many questioning what film stock he had used! His future plans include making more films about the modern Indian metropolis with its deep contradictions and constant buzz of activity while exploring the boundaries of digital cinema formats.