Ngima Gelu Lama was born in 1993 in Solukhumbu, an eastern district of Nepal and home of the famed Sherpas.
Ngima graduated from Kathmandu University with a four year undergraduate degree in Media Studies. In 2011, he started his filmmaking career as cinematographer for short film Retro V. that won a national award. Since then he has continued to work in films, embarking his own climb to Everest. He has worked in feature documentary and fiction films that have been officially selected at prestigious international film festivals like Seattle, Montreal, and Mumbai.
In 2016, he established Ama Dablam Pictures with the objective of helping to articulate the works of young filmmakers and creating a platform for alternative cinema in Nepal.
The first production of Ama Dablam Pictures, PHULSIRI is his also first feature film as screenwriter, director and producer.
Name: Ngima Gelu Lama
Lives in: Kathmandu, Nepal
Company: Ama Dablam Pictures
Occupation: Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Cinematographer
Film (Drama and Family) Director One and a half months after the devastating earthquake reduced an entire village to rubble, and a ten-year-old girl longs for normality. News reaches her that school will re-open in a day and she is understandably overjoyed, but there is a hitch: she must first locate her shoes --- mandatory under new school rules --- in the debris that was once her home.
Film (Drama and Family) Cinematographer A young man returns from the city to his village in the remote mountains of Mustang, in the Nepal Himalaya, with ideas to improve the lives of his people, but struggles to reconcile these with the existing realities. Lhakpa wants to become an engineer, so that he can contribute to the development of his village, but unexpected family strife means he must delay his aspirations. In the meantime, he meets his childhood sweetheart, but she may already have plans of her own that he is not aware of. The film charts his often complex relationships with his lover, his family, and the rest of the village. In the end, nothing turns up quite as Lhakpa plans in this tale of discovery, re-discovery, and adaptation. Written by Official Facebook Page