Guest Curators

Aysha Scott
Jana Sante
Leon Mayne
Sam Addo
Ethosheia Hylton
Aysha Scott

Aysha, the founder of A Scott Productions, embarked on a career in film over 10 years ago after training at the highly acclaimed Anna Scher Theatre School in Islington where she participated in numerous TV, film and theatre productions. She later graduated from London South Bank University studying Creative Writing and was awarded the Course Director's Prize for outstanding achievement.

Aysha has since gone on to carve out a progressive career as an independent filmmaker. Her feature film Residential which she co-wrote and produced, premiered at the British Urban Film Festival in 2016 and had various screenings throughout Jamaica. She successfully completed her short film It Still Hurts under her company’s slate with numerous official selection festival screenings. She is also known for producing other media content such as Ethos online magazine and Big Bruvaz music video. Aysha will be making her directorial debut on Absent a screenplay she wrote based on her experiences as a single mother.

You can keep up with Aysha’s work via her social media platforms as follows:

Facebook: Aysha Scott

Twitter: @ayshascott

Instagram: @officialayshascott

Linkedin: @ayshascott 

Jana Sante

Jana career straddles a number of disciplines including Fashion and Design as well as Film and Television. She’s a prolific writer in Film. She’s written for IndieWire, The British Blacklist, Shadow & Act and the BFI’s Sight & Sound. Jana was also a consultant on the BBC’s Black Is The New Black season in the latter part of 2016, as well as the BFI’s much-heralded ‘Black Star’ 2016 programming. Additionally Jana is the Film Curator at Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives. One of her latest ventures includes a collaboration on a new podcast titled ‘We Talk Film & Stuff’, where the discussions are about Film – of course!

 

Keep up with her on social media:

Twitter: @JanaSante and @WTFandstuff

Instagram: @jana.sante

Leon Mayne

Brothers With No Game is one of the first black British webseries, which confronted the broadcast stereotypes of black men. Starting out as a blog, it then moved to bring the love lives of four black men online as a comedy-drama. Now a multi-award-winning production company, Mayne is BWNG’s Founder and Creative Director charged with strategizing the company’s overall creative navigations. Leon won 2015’s Powerlist Magazine’s Britain’s Most Influential People of African & African Caribbean Heritage’.

 

Follow the latest Brothers With No Game news:

 

@TheBWNG

Sam Addo

Born and raised in the heart of East London, Sam Addo discovered his passion for the film and tv industry, through creating his own documentaries & music videos at the tender age of 15

His creative flare led to him being given the opportunity to work as a promo director for the BBC in the early noughties.

After a few years at the beeb Sam honed his skills further by creating the popular youth show No Bling! TV designed to give UK talent a voice and then as Head of Production at Channel U - at the time it was Europe's biggest youth entertainment TV station. 

At this time Sam founded mixed media company Shaddow Group where he really came into his own as a Producer, Director & Writer.

Shaddow Group has been going for 14 years and has a long list of productions on its rostra including music videos, advertising campaigns, films, as well as an impressive list of clientele which any indie would be proud of.

Shaddow Group takes pride in working with the community to create great inspiring TV & Film & Online content. 

With an exciting musical film project and a feature film in the pipeline, Sam aims to add to his list of achievements while helping others progress in the industry.

Website: shaddowgroup.com

 

Ethosheia Hylton

Ethosheia Hylton is a graduate of Identity Drama School and The American Academy of Arts and her acting credits include Innocence Lost and Oya: Rise of the Suporisha. She’s worked with the BBC and joined their Production Apprentice scheme in 2015. Ethosheia set up her Eclectica Film Production company in 2014 and through this has written, directed and/or produced on Ackee and Saltfish 2010, Small World 2013, 13 Years a Slave 2015 and Lia 2014.

Hylton’s latest work comes as she directs the much-anticipated Brixton Rock Short Film – an adaptation of award-winning author Alex Wheatle’s 1999 novel, ‘Brixton Rock’. Starring Calvin Demba (Youngers) as the main protagonist Brenton Brown, the film tells the story of a troubled teen as he grapples with his sense of identity, a sense of abandonment and illicit love.

Keep up with Ethosheia Hylton via her social media platforms:

Twitter: @kcilegal

Website: eclecticafilmproductions.com

Instagram: @brixtonrockfilm

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