Black & Brown/BAME British Behind the Camera Talent

by 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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1. Steve McQueen

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.

Director

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 a director and writer, known for Shadowscan (2001), Junkhearts (2011) and Groove on a Stanley Knife (1997).

Director

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...

Director

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 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

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

Editor

15. Charles Obaro

Assistant_director | His House

Set PA, AD, Assistant Director

16. Beewan Athwal

Production_manager | Primeval

Post Production Supervisor

Producer

18. Ameenah Ayub Allen

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

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, ...

Producer

20. Kurban Kassam

Producer | The Hungry

Kurban Kassam is a producer and assistant director, known for The Hungry (2017), The Party (2017) and Late Shift (2016).

Producer

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 ...

Producer

22. Baldwin Li

Producer | The Voorman Problem

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

Producer

Producer

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 ...

Producer

26. Fiona Lamptey

Production_manager | Attack the Block

Producer

27. Dominic Buchanan

Producer | The End of the F***ing World

Dominic Buchanan is a producer, known for The End of the F***ing World (2017), Gimme the Loot (2012) and Colette (2018).

Producer

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 her work on Acta Non Verba (2017), In the Long Run (2017) and The Little Stranger (2018).

Producer

Producer

32. Yaw Basoah

Producer | Free

Producer

Producer

35. Paul McKenzie

Producer | Sadie J

Paul McKenzie is known for his work on Sadie J (2011), The Athena (2018) and The Crouches (2003).

Producer - TV Comedy

36. Cheyenne Conway

Production_manager | Chernobyl

Production Manager

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

Hsinyi Liu is a producer and assistant director, known for A Very English Scandal (2018), The Bank Job (2008) and 28 Weeks Later (2007).

Line Producer

Production Accountant

Producer

42. Ravneet Minhas

Production_manager | After Louise

Production Runner

43. Idris Ahmed

Location_management | Lucky Man

Location Manager www.gemsagency.co.uk

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...

Director

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).

Director

Asst Production Coordinator/ Production Coordinator

48. Enest Ansah

Location_management | Dark Heart

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 | Enola Holmes

SFX

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 They Die by Dawn (2013).

Producer

Graphics, Graphic Designer, Asst Art Director

57. Daniel Jackson

Art_department | Gunpowder

Props, Dressing Props

58. Zam Salim

Director | Up There

Director

59. Sally El Hosaini

Director | My Brother the Devil

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

Director

Construction Manager, Carpenter

61. Mike Malik

Art_department | The Hurt Locker

Prop Master

Prop Storeman

63. Femi Konteh

Make_up_department | How to Be Human

MakeUp Artist

64. Sim Camps

Make_up_department | One Crazy Thing

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).

Writer

Writer, Director

Director

69. Isabella Odoffin

Casting_director | Ear for Eye

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

Casting Director

Director

71. Rapman

Director | Blue Story

Rapman is an actor and director, known for Blue Story (2019), Shiro's Story Part 3 (2018) and Shiro's Story Part 2 (2018).

Director

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 ...

Director

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

76. Jon Garwes

Camera_department | Doomsday

1st AC, Focus Puller, 1st Assistant Camera

78. Sharon Sarpong

Art_department | Blue Story

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 ...

Director

81. Jonathan Reid-Edwards

Director | The Good Neighbour

Jonathan Reid-Edwards is a director and producer, known for The Good Neighbour (2019), Hadley TK-421 (2011) and Run (2017).

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

Editor

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.

Writer

Camera Trainee, Stills Photographer

86. Rina Yang

Cinematographer | Becoming

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 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 ...

Casting Director

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 & ...

Composer

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 | Furious 6

1st AC, First Assistant Camera, Focus Puller



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