Ruth & Safiya was funded by Bradford Council's Make:Film fund as part of the Bradford 2025 campaign. It also received a Radical Social award from The Leap. Additional funding was also kindly provided by Executive Producers Simon Beaufoy and Stephanie Zari. For all cast & crew credits please see our IMDB page.
Released July 2021
Ruth & Safiya is a story about friendships in unlikely places, challenging stereotypes, and the power of community. Ruth, an isolated pensioner, meets Safiya, a teenage Syrian refugee who is haunted by the life she fled from. Filmed on location in Skipton, the story is set in an allotment, showing the power of the earth and nature in creating a bond that transcends age, race and nationality.
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Surprise, Baby! follows our protagonist, Taye, as they struggle to navigate a baby shower hijacked into a gender reveal, organised by their partner Serena's mother Pam. Little does Serena know, that Taye is about to surprise her with a gender reveal of their own.
Funding for both the development and production of this short film was kindly provided by Rope Ladder Fiction Founder & Executive Producer Cameron Roach. Rope Ladder Fiction is a PACT #Future30 independent production company.
Due to be released 2024.
A documentary developed with Muslim Northern Women founder and activist Roukagia Afan, as she shares her personal experiences of being from both Syrian & Ukranian heritage in the context of the recent wars, whilst discussing the disparity in refugee treatment, islamophobia and second-hand trauma through the way conflict is reported.
Due to be released 2024
River of Hope
A short film documenting the young people of Leeds' participation in the River of Hope project, exploring the impact of climate change whilst telling the story of their local river. Commissioned by Thames Festival Trust & Leeds 2023.
Released November 2023
River of Hope
The Power of Film Against the Landscape: From Yamagata to Bradford
The Power of Film Against the Landscape:From Yamagata to Bradford
This documentary was commissioned by Yamagata film office, which like Bradford, is a UNESCO City of Film. Filmed on location in both Yamagata and Bradford, this film showcases the beautiful and dramatic landscapes both cities have to offer. Featuring interviews from Professor David Wilson, formerly of the Bradford Film Office and Mr Wataru Yamakawa, Senior Film Commissioner of Yamagata City of Film.
Released October 2023
Women's Health Network
A short documentary commissioned by Bradford's Women's Health Network documenting their work and the impact they have had over the past 9 years.
Released September 2023