The first three episodes of our anthology series "Portraits" are currently working their way through post-production, while we prep quick-turnaround shoots for our next two episodes! Watch this space.
Sneak peak film still from this weekend's shoot! A surreal gem written by Maud Dromgoole & performed by Diany Samba-Bandza.
We're thrilled to be screening Miss J at a *special* one-off Christmas event, hosted by TAPE X & UNDR LNDN!
See you Upstairs at the Ritzy in Brixton this Saturday 9th December at 3pm for a line up of Incredible Shorts! Book your *Free* ticket here.
"At it's deepest level, this is not a film about being Muslim, it is about being human... the only complain I have about Miss J is that it is too short." Stick with the Indies
"...not only a short film that's pretty topical - exploring the hatred stirred up by Islamophobia - but it's done with such personal flair, coming from one angle and ending at another, shocking destination." TAPE X
Wrapped our second "Portraits" shoot: "Portrait Of A Fighter", written by Hatty Jones, performed & directed by Amani Zardoe. Cinematography by Christian Kinde & Sound by Daniel Kinde.
We are so pleased to announce that Miss J has been nominated for the Writing Award at the brilliantly awesome Underwire Film Festival 2017!
You can catch Miss J on the big screen at 9pm on Thursday 23rd November:
The Castle Cinema
64-66 Brooksby's Walk
To book tickets & get more info on the rest of the night's line up visit the Underwire website here
Film still from our new anthology series 'Portraits'. Excellent shoot today with dream team Christian & Daniel Kinde!
We're excited to announce the title of our forthcoming collaborative project: PORTRAITS.
A series of short monologue films exploring the self we project to the outside world - and our true, hidden self.
Heated brainstorming session for our new project, excited to have new collaborators on board - proper writer's room up in here.
First public reading of 'That Girl' at The Cockpit's sold out New Stuff night.
That Girl had it's first reading this week, in collaboration with Broken Silence Theatre. Amazing to hear it out loud. More news coming soon!
Miss J has completed post-production and has begun festival submissions! Check back here for updates.
After a wonderful couple years on the film festival circuit, you can now watch The Silent Gangsters online. We are so proud of this film's success & are so happy to finally be able to share it with a wider public. We hope you enjoy it!
Filming took place in September & thanks to a wonderful, talented team went brilliantly!
'Miss J' is now close to being picture locked, discussions with final members of the post-production team are underway, & composer Aisling Brouwer (The Silent Gangsters, Best Original Score) is working her music magic to create the score.
More details soon.
It's official! The Kickstarter campaign for Miss Jihadi has launched! We need to raise £5000 by the 25th of August - we're doing super well but still have far to go.
This is an important film that we believe needs to be made, especially in light of the recent rise in hate crimes and the horrific recurring attacks on citizens.
If you'd like to support this campaign you can find the Kickstarter page here.
Any love and support - whether financial, word-of-mouth, or social media driven - will bring you our unending love and gratitude.
Maxine Ross of MDMX Films and Kristina Epenetos are producing Amani's upcoming short film Miss Jihadi.
With the script almost done, we're about to launch our crowdfunding campaign and start bringing the rest of the team together. Watch this space!
We are so super psyched over here at HeavyWait to be kicking off the new year with a screening of our short film The Silent Gangsters at the brilliant London Short Film Festival!
The festival opens this Friday and you can catch The Silent Gangsters next Thursday (14th Jan) at 7pm Hackney Picturehouse Attic. We'll be screening as part of the Bargain Basement Shorts which looks specifically at films made on a teeny-tiny/no budget.
Tickets and details of the great film company we'll be screened alongside of can be found here.
Here's to a great 2016!
A brilliant evening screening The Silent Gangsters at the BYT Film Club hosted by the May Fair Hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed Steven Loring's touching documentary on speed dating for the over-70s, The Age of Love.
Keep an eye out on the BYT website here for more glamorous events showing films you wouldn't otherwise see!