United Kingdom, 2020 / 76 Mins
Director: Aki Omoshaybi
Starring: Aki Omoshaybi, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Amy Manson, Karen Bryson
Join us for a pre-screening Q&A with REAL writer, producer and director Aki Omoshaybi hosted by Professor Deborah Shaw, University of Portsmouth.
Aki Omoshaybi started his career out as an actor working in theatre with companies such as Kneehigh and the RSC also starring in plays and musicals in London’s West End. He is best known for his roles in ‘Stars Wars: The Last Jedi’ ‘A Moving Image’ ‘The Riot Club’ ‘Burning Men’; and for TV ‘Dr Who’ ‘Sick of it’ and ‘Defending the guilty’. Since setting up his own production company ‘Small Long Productions’ he has made a short film ‘SPILT’ and a debut feature ‘REAL’ which premiered at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival in October 2018 (Aki Omoshaybi is subject to availability and an alternative will be provided if he is not available due to work commitments).
Dr Deborah Shaw is Professor of Film and Screen Studies at the University of Portsmouth, and Research Lead for the School of Film, Media and Communication. Her research interests include transnational film theory, Latin American cinema, and film and migration, and she has published widely in these areas.