Afia is a writer and director in Theatre, film and Television drama.
An MA graduate of The London Film School, Afia currently directs BBC Eastenders and writing commissioned full length play MOTHERS BURDEN for Trestle Arts Theatre and Pursued By A Bear Theatre Companies. Selected by Carnival Films in 2017 and mentored on Sky TV Series Jamestown 2, Afia has been named Writer/Director to watch on the BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017 and is currently one of nine directors in the UK participating on the HETV/NFTS Stepping Up Directors' programme and BFI Network X BAFTA Crew 2018 Directors.
Afia has written and directed several short films that have screened at film festivals in the UK and internationally. Her last film Shadow Man, funded by Film London, nominated for several awards and won Best Vision Award at Reel Sisters of the Diaspora FF, NY. Passionate about stories with an African flavour, exploring the power of laughter, compassion and what it means to be human, Afia is developing several feature projects including WOKE a provocative, political satire inspired by true events about shame, desire and Black British Identity. Agent: Afia is represented by Ikenna Obiekwe at Independent Talent
Contact: 40 Whitfield Street, London W1T 2RH 0207 636 6565 Email:email@example.com
Clare trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, leaving in 1985 to work in T.I.E at the Watford Palace Theatre where she gained her equity card (a necessity at the time). In the last twenty-eight years Clare has been in productions at the RNT, The Young Vic and Royal Court Theatres to name a few. Clare is currently at The Almeida Theatre in Little Revolution and opens in October at the Tricycle Theatre in The House That Will Not stand. In 2015 Clare will be touring the UK with the National Theatre in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.
Clare Played the role of solicitor in the seminal theatre piece Ragamuffin, touring to sold-out theatres nation wide for two years and culminating in a live radio broadcast at the BBC's Regent Street Studio. Clare played the role of Mel in the BBC World Service radio soap opera West Way for seven years. Clare has been in many radio plays the latest being Carnival and Miss You Still on BBC Radio 4.
In her film career Clare has collaborated with Ken Loach, Saul Dibb and Mike Leigh. Clare was part of the award winning cast of Pig Heart Boy, which won the Best Children's drama BAFTA. In television Clare played the role of Denise Boulter in Family Affairs (Channel 5) and the role of Ava Hartman in Eastenders (BBC).
Agent: Stevenson Withers Associates 0207 720 3355
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