For their Who We Are project, We Are Parable are working with various filmmakers from around the UK to screen their work and give these incredible creatives an opportunity to get their work seen as well as to introduce their work in Q&As.
This screening will include three short films; Sauce, Did We Leave the Lights On? and Brothers.
Dan Daniel – Sauce
Sauce depicts a couple contemplating polyamory at a fast food drive in, as well as the implications it may have on their relationship.
Director Daniel Daniel is a director and writer for both film and theatre from London. His award-winning short films, The Face of Chance (2015) and Web (2018) have screened at festivals internationally whilst his theatre work has found critical acclaim in London’s fringe theatre scene. Daniel’s most recent film Sauce (2020) has been accepted into multiple BAFTA-qualifying festivals before being curated by popular YouTube channel, Omeleto.
Lead actor Michael Workeye has recently graduated from ArtsEd where he won the Lilian Baylis Award and was shortlisted for the Carleton Hobbs & the Spotlight Prize with his own writing. In 2020, Michael featured in BBC One’s Sitting In Limbo and had his stage debut was with Pipeline Theatre Company in Drip, Drip, Drip, which toured nationally. His recent short film, Brothers, based on his own experiences, is currently available on Million Youth Media.
Interview with Anthony Andrews, co-founder and Creative Director of We Are Parable, director Dan Daniel and actor Michael Workeye..
Daniel Oduntan – Did We Leave The Lights On?
What’s the price of creativity? Can everyone afford it? Will the falling numbers in social housing fragment Black collective output? If so, what will take its place?
Shot on Mini DV, layered with an OST of unfinished demos and using a cast of candid voice notes from South London residents, Southwark-born artist Daniel Oduntan ponders the issues of practice and sustainability for low-income households in this 15min video study.
Daniel is an interdisciplinary media artist whose polymath approach to creativity has led him to explore the politics of sound archives, the power of imagery and methods of accessibility for black creatives. He has produced cross-disciplinary art commissions for the likes of the V&A Museum, Warp Records, Publicis London and the Design Museum.
Interview with Anthony Andrews, co-founder and Creative Director of We Are Parable and director.
Huse Monfaradi – Brothers
Two best friends, separated by betrayal and a mental breakdown, unexpectedly meet again after months apart.
Brothers is a story of friendship, betrayal and the fragility of mental health, starring two up and coming London-based young actors – Michael Workeye (Sitting In Limbo) and Jay Lycurgo (I May Destroy You), and based on the real life experiences of Michael and his relationship with his older brother – who has been admitted to, released from and recalled into mental health units for the last six years.
From conception to writing, rehearsing and shooting, the film came together in less than a month. It was part scripted and part improvised and shot in under a day, with singer/songwriter Ed Harcourt providing an original score for the film and a poster designed by seminal graphic designer Pete Hanson.
Huse Monfaradi is a Persian London-based director who began his career in television directing shows at MTV in the early 2000s.
Interview with Anthony Andrews, co-founder and Creative Director of We Are Parable, and director Huse Monfaradi.