We are influenced by what we observe, but also what we read. There is no singular reading list, set in stone, which informs the guiding principles behind MZL Productions. Informing ourselves and developing as we learn seems like the healthiest approach.

Here's a list of books that have helped us thus far, which we will continue to update:

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects - Mary Wollstonecraft

  • Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting - Syd Field

  • The Good Immigrant - Nikesh Shukla

  • On Anarchism - Noam Chomsky

  • On Art and Life - John Ruskin

  • Ways of Seeing - John Berger

  • The Idea of Justice - Amartya Sen

  • Why Are We Artists? 100 World Art Manifestos - Jessica Lack

  • British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation - Lasse Thomassen

  • Beyond Bollywood and Broadway - Neilesh Bose