Unique: Sky Studios And DBK Studio are partnering on a five-part short film series that will highlight the UK’s emerging black and diverse talent, including assistant to filmmaker Rapman. blue story and lead actress of E4’s Russell T. Davis Show banana.
the producers said Revealed Narrative Set on different generations and a wide range of topics, the hard-hitting yet relatable stories will share a common theme: care work, sickle cell anemia, social media culture, ‘middle-class hobbies’ in the black community, 1950s Decade racism in England, and the culture within London housing estates.
The filmmakers who were mentored through the production are: Adem Voornu, a noted music video director who has worked on Dave. Black and recently Struggle (ft. Stormzy); Charlene Vango who assisted Rapman while he directed his first film blue story with Paramount Pictures and BBC Films; Teniola Zara King who is a graduate of London Film School and has worked as a producer on mainstream TV dramas in Nigeria; Jessica Magaye who worked in the production sex education Before starting his writing career; and Nikki Fagbemi, who was the lead actress in an episode of banana (E4), written by Russell T. Davis.
The cast in the films includes Stefan Odubola (blue story), Hope Ipoku and Malcolm Kamulete (top boy), Dorcas Shola Fapson (MTV) Shuga), Alice George (Little Ax: Lover’s Rock), Susannah Harker (BAFTA-nominated) house of leaves) and Paterson Joseph (knots and crossroads)
Revealed Narrative was commissioned by Phil Edgar-Jones, the director of Sky Arts & Entertainment for Sky and Manpreet Dosanjh as the Commissioning Editor of Sky Studios. The series is produced by DBK Studios and the show is executive produced by Coby Adom, Dola Arroy and Dominic Fragley, and principal producer Danielle Goff.
The production company DBK Studio was founded by Kobi Adom.knots and crossroads) in 2018 and focuses on giving a platform to the stories of underrepresented British creatives.
“before making cutting hairI didn’t have a foot in the industry, but after making it, I have got a lot of opportunities and my film and TV career is progressing with all the ideas that I had dreamed of executing, which is now a has become a real possibility. However, after getting into this industry, I experienced barriers that I wanted to prevent other black and ethnic minority filmmakers from experiencing them unfairly,â Adom explained. âI want to help them get the first foot in the door and champion ownership because we always have the fewest opportunities in the industry and when we do, we have no say in the business end of things.â
“Sometimes there can be opportunities for black and ethnic minority creatives to tell their stories on other people’s terms,” ââsaid Manpreet Dosanjh, commissioning editor at Sky Studios. “For Revealed NarrativeâIt was very important to us that these filmmakers had full editorial control with Sky Studios, only in a supporting role when we needed to. The vision and ownership of these films are entirely with the creative and this is what gives authenticity and integrity to this project.”