Fresh out of drama school, ADEN (20s) spends most of his time recording self-tapes for parts he never gets. After being signed to a new agency, he is sent out on a series of nightmarish commercial auditions. With rejection upon rejection, he takes it upon himself to find a new part to play.
Naqqash Khalid (Writer/Director)
Naqqash Khalid is a writer-director from Manchester. He has directed three short films: PARTS, STOCK (commissioned by Sky Arts) and BEFORE A PACK OF WILD DOGS EAT MY FACE (commissioned by New Creatives, co-funded by Arts Council England and BBC Arts). He is presently developing a mini-series with Sky Drama.
Naqqash is a Jerwood Creative Fellow at Manchester International Festival and a member of BFI NETWORK X BAFTA CREW 2019.
For more information visit: www.naqqashkhalid.co.uk
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Juliette Larthe (Producer)
Juliette Larthe is a founding partner and executive producer at Prettybird UK established in 2010. She helped forge the company’s distinctive roster to help it become a creative think tank that provides distinct visionary work across an ever-evolving entertainment and branding landscape.
Larthe’s awards across the globe, include 3 Grammy nominations and a win, British Arrows, Venice Biennale under 30 award, Best Producer at UKMVAs, MTV VMAs, Clios, Cannes Lions - Gold and Silver, Kinsale Sharks and D&AD awards and broke two world records.
Larthe’s career has encompassed Art and Photography, producing work with Nick Knight OBE, Corinne Day, Nick Waplington, and Alexander McQueen – and spanning over twenty-five years producing countless commercials, brand content, music promos, album artwork and long form compilations with Anton Corbijn, Spiritualized, Nick Cave, Björk, Florence and The Machine and Primal Scream. Closely involved with artists, designers, musicians and filmmakers, Larthe’s multi-disciplinary prowess is the basis for her unique trajectory and make her the go-to producer for such artists reaching out into moving visual mediums.
Juliette has produced experimental art films, live installations and fashion shows, as well as fiction and music shorts with directors such as Jonathan Glazer, Lynne Ramsey, Samantha Morton, Yorgos Lanthimos, Shane Meadows, Walter Stern, Douglas Hart, Luca Guadagnino, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Weirdcore, Memo Akten, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Oliver Payne and Nick Relph, Kim Gehrig, Melina Matsoukas, Tim and Eric and Matt Piedmont winning countless awards both prior to and within Prettybird. In 2012, she created a 4 part mini series for Channel 4 with Miriam Elia, and last year saw Larthe’s slate widen with two series completed for BBC3 with Sindha Agha. Larthe is co-producing Tom Beard’s second feature “Cunning” with Blonde to Black Pictures which is in development with the BFI. Larthe continues to launch extraordinary emerging talent such as Stroma Cairns, Esmé Creed-Miles, Jess Kohl, Tom Beard and Matthew Huston by supporting their short and longer film work.
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