Black & Brown/BAME British Behind the Camera Talentby MartinaSilcock | created - 11 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Dynamic list of British talent from Black, Asian, Middle-Eastern and multi-heritage diasporas working in scripted drama for TV and film, including Directors, Producers, Costume Designers, Camera team and more. To be added email <talent at lookbeyondthelist.com>. If you spot yourself on this list (after being added by myself or someone else) and would like to be removed, please email. Suggestions welcome. Sharing encouraged.
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Director | 12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen was born on October 9, 1969 in London, England as Steve Rodney McQueen. He is a director and producer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Shame (2011) and Hunger (2008). He is married to Bianca Stigter. They have two children.
2. Amma Asante
Director | Belle
Amma Asante is a British BAFTA award winning screenwriter and director, known for Belle (2013), and A Way of Life (2004). She is a former child actress, who began her writing career at the age of 23 with a script deals from both Channel 4 in the UK and BBC. Her first movie, A Way of Life, which she...
Director | The Nine Muses
Ghana born John Akomfrah is known for his experimental documentaries and video installations on the subjects of race, migration, and slavery in the encounters between European colonisers and African subjects.In the 1980s working in London, he helped found the Black Audio Film Collective and later ...
Director | Shadowscan
Writer | Bend It Like Beckham
Gurinder Chadha was born in Kenya, and grew up in Southall, London, England. She began her career as a news reporter with BBC Radio, directed several award winning documentaries for the BBC, and began an alliance with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Channel Four. In 2001, Chadha set up her own...
Writer | Damilola, Our Loved Boy
Levi David Addai was born in London, England. He is a writer and producer, known for the award-winning Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016), Youngers (2013) and My Murder (2012). Before working in television, Levi wrote for the stage. His first play 93.2FM was performed at London's Royal Court Theatre in...
Writer | Submarine
Richard Ellef Ayoade was born in Hammersmith, and grew up in Suffolk, in England, the son of a Norwegian mother, Dagny Amalie (Baassuik), and a Nigerian father, Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade. He studied Law at Cambridge university, and followed in the footsteps of British Comedy legends like Monty ...
10. Michaela Coel
Actress | Chewing Gum
Michaela was born on October 1st 1987 as Michaela Boakye-Collinson to Ghanaian parents and brought up in Tower Hamlets by her mother, a devout member of the Pentecostal church who instilled her religion into Michaela and her sister - something that she would later draw on for her play 'Chewing Gum ...
Asst Production Coordinator, Assistant Production Coordinator, Production Coordinator
Editorial_department | Mutant Chronicles
Nominated for a British Independent Film Award (2010) and shortlisted for the 2012 Academy Awards, as a producer, for the short film The Road Home (2010).
Producer | Boxing Day
2020 Screen International Star of Tomorrow, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor is a producer whose work focuses on Black, Queer and Female-led content for Film and TV. She runs Joi Productions, which received a BFI Vision Award, a £2 million fund aimed at supporting Independent Production companies. In 2019, ...
20. Kurban Kassam
Producer | The Hungry
21. Farah Abushwesha
Producer | The Sharer
BAFTA nominated producer Farah Abushwesha production company is Rocliffe and she created the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition and Showcase. She has made comedy content used by the White House, a Netflix Original and an Irish Film Board commission to celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Easter ...
22. Baldwin Li
Producer | The Voorman Problem
24. Rienkje Attoh
Producer | Noughts + Crosses
Rienkje is a film and TV producer who began her professional career as a Broadcast Journalist at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). She is known for her award-winning debut feature A Moving Image (2016) and the TV adaptation of Malorie Blackman's Noughts + Crosses (2020). She is alumni of ...
27. Dominic Buchanan
Producer | The End of the F***ing World
28. Hong Khaou
Director | Lilting
30. Fawzia Mahmood
Producer | Acta Non Verba
34. Nisha Parti
35. Paul McKenzie
Producer | Sadie J
Producer - TV Comedy
37. Jo Ho
Writer | Spirit Warriors
Jo Ho is a self-taught, award-winning British Born Chinese screenwriter, director, author, and script consultant who was named Winner of the Women In Film and Television's 'New Talent' Award (2010).
In the same week, she was also nominated for The CDN's 'Best Breakthrough Production Talent' Award, ...
Screenwriter, Writer, Director, Script Consultant
38. Hsinyi Liu
Producer | A Very English Scandal
44. Idris Elba
Actor | Beasts of No Nation
An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...
46. Aneil Karia
Director | The Long Goodbye
51. John Giwa-Amu
Producer | The Machine
John Giwa-Amu runs production, distribution and financing company Red and Black Films with writer/director Caradog James. John produced the company's first feature, Little White Lies, which won two BAFTA Cymru Awards and was BIFA nominated. His follow up feature, sci-fi cult hit The Machine, was ...
55. Tony Tagoe
Producer | Beasts of No Nation
59. Sally El Hosaini
Director | My Brother the Devil
65. Misan Sagay
Writer | Belle
69. Isabella Odoffin
Casting_director | Ear for Eye
Director | Blue Story
Director | Painkiller
Mustapha Kseibati is a British Lebanese filmmaker who has directed various television including films for the BBC, SKY, Metropolitan Police and the BFI.
He grew up in West London consuming hours of British and American television shows, cartoons, comics and movies inc Japanese animation and Hong ...
75. Joel Honeywell
Camera_department | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Joel Honeywell was born on January 26, 1990 in Camberwell, London, England as Joel Judah Lee Honeywell. He is known for his work on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018).
Cinematographer, DOP, Director of Photography, Camera https://wp-a.co.uk/clients/joel-honeywell#narrative
Director | One Night in Compton
Rohan Blair-Mangat was raised by a Jamaican mother and Indian father in London. He graduated from Central Saint Martins with a degree in Fine Art.
Rohan has directed numerous music videos and commercial projects, winning several awards including four Cannes Lions. He's worked with talents such as ...
Director | The Good Neighbour
Director | The Fighter's Ballad
British-Nigerian writer/director. Trained at the London Film School (LFS), before which he had already explored various creative enterprises in theatre, graphic novels, and photography, as well as of course, film. He has written and directed an eclectic range of films, including "Paris 60", "The ...
84. Konnie Huq
Writer | Black Mirror
Konnie Huq was born on July 17, 1975 in London, England as Kanak Asha Huq. She is an actress and writer, known for Black Mirror (2011), M.I.High (2007) and A Touch of Cloth (2012). She has been married to Charlie Brooker since July 26, 2010. They have two children.
2nd AD, Second Assistant Director
2nd AC, 1st AC, Clapper Loader, Focus Puller, Second Assistant Camera, First Assistant Camera
Set PA, Runner, Production Runner, Production Assistant, Production Asst
2nd AC, Second Assistant Camera, Central Loader, Clapper Loader
97. Shaheen Baig
Casting_director | Free Fire
Shaheen worked as an associate alongside casting directors; Debbie McWilliams, Jina Jay & Patsy Pollock for several years before setting up her own company in 2002.
In 2004 Shaheen was nominated by her peers and awarded the Best New Talent Award by Women In Film and Television in London and in 2008 ...
98. Nainita Desai
Composer | For Sama
RTS award winning composer Nainita Desai is an Ivor Novello, BIFA and Cinema Eye Honors nominee; a Bafta Breakthrough Brit, and the IFMCA Breakthrough Composer of 2020. Amongst various Bafta, Oscar and Emmy acclaimed productions, Nainita's recent projects include Oscar 2020 nominated and Bafta & ...
99. Tina Gharavi
Director | I Am Nasrine
Tina Gharavi is a Sundance and BAFTA-nominated writer/director and show-runner initially trained as a painter in the United States later studying cinema in France. Fearless in her approach to storytelling, and unafraid to cross borders and disciplines, Gharavi is noted for innovative cross-platform...