Black & Brown/BAME British Behind the Camera Talent

by MartinaSilcock | created - 07 Jun 2020 | updated - 1 day 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>. 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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1. Steve McQueen

Director | 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen was born on October 9, 1969 in London, England. 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...

Writer, Director

3. John Akomfrah

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 ...

Writer, Director

4. Tinge Krishnan

Director | Shadowscan

Tinge Krishnan is an award-winning film and TV writer-director, who started her career out as a doctor with posts in Cardiology, Orthopaedics and in the ER, but quickly segued into filmmaking with her first Bafta-winning short film, Shadowscan.

Tinge has gone on to make critically acclaimed feature ...


5. Gurinder Chadha

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...


6. Levi David Addai

Writer | Damilola, Our Loved Boy

Levi David Addai was born in London, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Dark Mon£y (2019) the award-winning Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016), Youngers (2013) and My Murder (2012). Stageplays include Oxford Street (2008) and 93.2FM for London's Royal Court. Oxford Street was nominated for...


7. Richard Ayoade

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 ...

Writer, Director

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 ...

Writer, Producer

Asst Production Coordinator, Assistant Production Coordinator, Production Coordinator

13. Moe Owoborode

Camera_department | Downton Abbey

Camera Asst


15. Charles Obaro

Assistant_director | His House

Set PA, AD, Assistant Director

16. Beewan Athwal

Production_manager | Primeval

Post Production Supervisor


18. Ameenah Ayub Allen

Producer | Rocks

Her first documentary as producer Erase and Forget (2017) was selected for the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) and was nominated for Best Documentary.


19. Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor

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

Kurban Kassam is a producer and assistant director, known for The Hungry (2017), The Mouse (2021) and The Party (2017).


21. Farah Abushwesha

Production_manager | Suite Française

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

Baldwin Li is known for The Voorman Problem (2011), England Is Mine (2017) and 25Gs (2008).



24. Rienkje Attoh

Producer | You Don't Know Me

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 ...


26. Fiona Lamptey

Production_manager | Attack the Block


28. Hong Khaou

Director | Lilting

Hong Khaou was born on October 22, 1975 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is a director and writer, known for Lilting (2014), Monsoon (2019) and Spring (2011).

Writer, Director

30. Fawzia Mahmood

Producer | Acta Non Verba

Fawzia Mahmood is known for Acta Non Verba (2017), In the Long Run (2017) and The Little Stranger (2018).



32. Yaw Basoah

Producer | Free



35. Paul McKenzie

Producer | Sadie J

Paul McKenzie is known for Sadie J (2011), The Athena (2019) and The Crouches (2003).

Producer - TV Comedy

36. Cheyenne Conway

Production_manager | Chernobyl

Cheyenne Conway is a BAFTA nominated producer based in London. Her BAFTA nominated short film 'samuel-613' (2016) garnered industry recognition with a multitude of festival selections including Palm Springs and BFI London Film Festival. Her other producing credits include 'The Pyramid Texts' ...

Production Manager

37. Jo Ho

Writer | Chinatown Beat

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

Casting_department | 28 Weeks Later

Hsinyi Liu is a producer and production manager, known for 28 Weeks Later (2007), The Bank Job (2008) and The Inbetweeners (2011).

Line Producer


42. Ravneet Minhas

Production_manager | After Louise

Production Runner

43. Idris Ahmed

Location_management | Giri/Haji

Location Manager

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

Aneil Karia is a director and writer, known for The Long Goodbye (2020), Surge (2020) and Beat (2013).


Asst Production Coordinator/ Production Coordinator

48. Enest Ansah

Location_management | The Current War

Unit Manager (Locations)

49. Marcia Doyle

Art_department | The Gunman

Art Dept Asst

Art Dept Asst

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 ...

Producer, Director

Writer, Director

53. Yo-Naa Olofsson

Special_effects | Infinite


54. Nathan Mann

Camera_department | Attack the Block

1st AC, Focus Puller

55. Tony Tagoe

Producer | Beasts of No Nation

Tony Tagoe is a producer, known for Beasts of No Nation (2015), Borga (2021) and Black Earth Rising (2018).


56. Maryam Mojtabavi

Art_department | Alex Rider

Graphics, Graphic Designer, Asst Art Director

57. Daniel Jackson

Art_department | Gunpowder

Props, Dressing Props

58. Zam Salim

Director | Up There


59. Sally El Hosaini

Director | My Brother the Devil

Sally El Hosaini is known for My Brother the Devil (2012), The Fifth Bowl (2008) and Green Zone (2010).


Construction Manager, Carpenter

61. Mike Malik

Art_department | The Hurt Locker

Prop Master

Prop Storeman

63. Femi Konteh

Make_up_department | His House

MakeUp Artist

64. Sim Camps

Make_up_department | Bridgerton

MakeUp Artist

65. Misan Sagay

Writer | Belle

Misan Sagay is a writer and producer, known for Belle (2013), Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005) and The Secret Laughter of Women (1999).


66. Nida Manzoor

Writer | We Are Lady Parts

Nida Manzoor is a writer and director, known for We Are Lady Parts (2021), Doctor Who (2005) and Polite Society.

Writer, Director


69. Isabella Odoffin

Casting_director | Ear for Eye

Isabella Odoffin is known for Ear for Eye (2021), Blue Story (2019) and National Theatre Live: Small Island (2019).

Casting Director

71. Rapman

Director | Blue Story

Rapman is an actor and director, known for Blue Story (2019), Supacell and Shiro's Story Part 3 (2018).


Post Production Supervisor

73. Steven Eniraiyetan

Assistant_director | Astral

1st AD, First Assistant Director

74. Mustapha Kseibati

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. He is known for 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

76. Jon Garwes

Camera_department | Doomsday

1st AC, Focus Puller, 1st Assistant Camera


Art Dept Asst, Art Department Assistant

79. Marvyn Marques

Costume_department | Justice League

Tailor, Costume

80. Rohan Blair-Mangat

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 ...


81. Jonathan Reid-Edwards

Director | The Good Neighbour

Jonathan Reid-Edwards is a director and writer, known for The Good Neighbour (2019), Hadley TK-421 (2011) and Beth Orton: Forever Young (2022).

Director, Writer

82. Tony Sebastian Ukpo

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 ...

Writer, Director


84. Konnie Huq

Writer | Black Mirror

Konnie Huq was born on July 17, 1975 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Black Mirror (2011), M.I.High (2007) and Robin Hood (2006). She has been married to Charlie Brooker since July 26, 2010. They have two children.


Camera Trainee, Stills Photographer

86. Rina Yang

Cinematographer | Euphoria

DOP, Cinematographer

2nd AD, Second Assistant Director

88. Samuel Grant

Camera_department | Peaky Blinders

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


Writer, Director

96. Kaush Bharti

Art_department | Doctor Strange

Graphic Designer, Art Director

97. Shaheen Baig

Casting_director | Free Fire

Shaheen formed her own company in 2002 after assisting some of the world's leading casting directors. Working across film and television, nurturing new talent in front of and behind the camera, alongside established and acclaimed directors. Shaheen is a trustee for Open Door, a non-profit ...

Casting Director

98. Nainita Desai

Composer | 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

RTS award winning composer Nainita Desai is a World Soundtrack Awards, Ivor Novello, BIFA and Cinema Eye Honors nominee; a Bafta Breakthrough Brit, and the IFMCA Breakthrough Composer of the Year. Amongst various Bafta, Oscar and Emmy acclaimed productions, Nainita's recent projects include Oscar ...


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...

Writer, Director

100. Jaspreet Bal

Camera_department | Under the Skin

1st AC, First Assistant Camera, Focus Puller

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