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A Young Vic Film

Playwright Ishy Din reflects on growing up in Middlesbrough as an Asian man.

UTB! (Middlesbrough)

Cast & Creatives

Written by & Featuring Ishy Din 

Director Nadia Latif

Producers Rodney Charles & Nadia Latif

Line Producer Nick Thompson

Executive Producers Kwame Kwei-Armah & Despina Tsatsas

Director of Photography & Editor Michael Edo Keane

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG

Camera Assistant Patrick Brooks

Sound Recordist Tom Anderson 

Hair and Make up Ian Grummitt

Jerwood Assistant Director Floriana Dezou

Assistant Editor Yasmin C. Rams

Runner Stefan Kliszynski

Middlesbrough Collaborator Holly Gallagher

Ishy Din is a screenwriter and award winning playwright. Plays include SNOOKERED (Tamasha/The Bush/Oldham Coliseum) WIPERS (Leicester Curve/Watford Palace/Belgrade Coventry), APPROACHING EMPTY (Tamasha/The Kiln/Live Theatre, Newcastle).

Ishy has two feature films in funded development, FRAUD (Bend It Networks/BFI) and PAAK UNITED (PEK Productions/BFI). He is developing original ideas for television and is a guest writer on TV drama series; credits include DOUGHNUTS (for C4/Coming Up), episodes on ACKLEY BRIDGE S1 and ACKLEY BRIDGE S2 (The Forge/C4) and TAXI TALES (Tamasha/BAC/BBC). Radio plays include PARKING AND PAKORAS and JOHN BARNES SAVED MY LIFE for BBC Radio 5 Live.  

Nadia Latif is a theatre maker and film director. She trained as a director at RADA under Bill Gaskill. She works exclusively in new writing, and has worked for theatres including the Almeida, Royal Shakespeare Company, Bush, and is currently the Associate Director and Genesis Fellow of the Young Vic. She recently made short horror film “White Girl” with the BFI, and is currently developing a feature horror film, and a TV series.

Special Thanks

The Young Vic wishes to thank: Ben Cooper, Middlesbrough FC, John Hewitt and Denise and Howard Milson of The Navigation Pub.

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