Vijay Mavjee is the director of development at West Park Pictures, a UK-based prodco which has produced a number of Werner Herzog’s films as well as non-fiction projects with Stephen Fry such as Last Chance to See and Stephen Fry in America. Mavjee took some time out of his busy schedule to tell realscreen about what he’s done in past lives and the family business he passed up.
1. I have a doctorate in sleep research for my sins; I watched people sleep for five years in sleep labs. Knowing what causes people to doze off is proving useful in my current role.
2. I confess to being an Apple Mac geek: totally allergic to P (yuk) C’s. In my first TV job, I ‘demanded’ a Mac – and got it. Pretty cocky upon reflection.
3. I’m the only one in my large family not involved in the jewelery business. And also the poorest.