Covering everything from Portraits and Lazy Money, to pinch-me moments and the women who have lent a helping hand, Amani chatted with Bridget Arsenault about all things work . Read the full Forbes interview here.
Buzzing to share some very exciting news!
The awesomely brilliant Underwire Film Festival turns 10 this year and is hosting a special event for PORTRAITS at Rich Mix on Tuesday 17th September. The five films will have their first official audience premiere, followed by a panel discussion on the anthology’s theme of ‘a curated self’ with Amani, two guest arts critics, and two members of the team!
As if that weren’t enough, Lazy Money has been officially accepted into Underwire and Amani is nominated for the XX Award! This baby will be screening at the Castle Cinema on Thursday 19th September in the entirely too appropriate Best Friends Forever strand. Would be great to see some friendly faces there - get your tix below:
Lazy Money is finally through post-production and to celebrate, here is the shiny new poster! There have been a number of bumps and delays along the way, more than I’ve ever experienced on a film in the past, so it’s wonderful to be through to the other side of the tunnel. The film is looking and sounding gorgeous (and hilarious!) thanks to a fantastic and dedicated dream team.
I’m thrilled and thankful that the brilliant people at Festival Formula have decided to take this baby on board and look after it’s festival run. Fingers and toes crossed it gets all the love it deserves!
Portraits got some big love this weekend winning the Honourable Mention award for Best Experimental Film at the Vegas Movie Awards! A sparkly way to end its festival circuit. We’re so grateful to all the programmers and audiences who have watched and loved this project.
PORTRAITS hops over stateside to take part in the first ever Dumbo Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY!
Thrilled to announce that Portraits has been Officially Selected by Feel The Reel International Film Festival! An excellent way to kick off 2019.
Pleased to share the news that the full Portraits anthology has been Officially Selected for the 2018 Direct Short Online Film Festival.
Amani and Hatty have decided to focus on their individual projects so from now on this site will focus on Amani’s future work, as well as hosting her previous projects made under the HeavyWait banner. We hope you enjoy the new site!
Check out the brand new poster for PORTRAITS!
Photo credits from top: Amani Zardoe, Jessica Sîan, Lara Sawalha, Hatty Jones, Diany Samba-Bandza.
We’re thrilled to share the news that Portrait of a Vigilante has been selected by Micro Acts to screen at Hotel Elephant alongside the exciting talents above. Details of the event are as follows:
Thursday 25 October 2018
@ Hotel Elephant
5 Spare Street
London SE17 3EP
“...short stories...small rebellions...mini manifestos...personal fables...snippets of memory...
MicroActs is a program of short artist films, 6 minutes or less, exploring storytelling through moving image. From bold political expression to delicate personal memories to abstract experimental collages; MicroActs is a thought-provoking, diverse and exciting evening of film.
Returning to our home at creative hub Hotel Elephant, London, come along to meet the filmmakers, grab a cocktail and be inspired. MicroActs champions artist films that share politics, intersectional experiences and tell stories; our film programme begins at 7.30pm, then, following the screening, the bar stays open till 11pm for networking and celebration. Curated by Liberty Antonia Sadler.”
We are very excited to announce that LAZY MONEY will be shooting at the end of the month!
Written by the very talented Diany Samba-Bandza and Directed and Produced by Amani Zardoe, LAZY MONEY follows the haze-filled exploits of three girlfriends who concoct a harebrained plan to make some quick cash to fund their unending need for weed.
Watch this space for more updates coming soon!
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