Levile TV presents Behind The Lens Documentary – A look into the what goes on behind the scenes in the TV & Film industry from talented UK filmmakers.
Directed by Olaitan Olaoye, The documentary looks at how your favourite filmmakers attained commissions, the trials and tribulations faced & the challenges that arise within BAME community when navigating through the UK industry. The themes are finance, politics within the industry, money, mental health & success of BAME talent.
The title Behind The Lens connotes the idea of what goes on behind the scenes. Different elements such as production, finances, family issues, mental health, lack of diversity and lack of representation are covered.
Stars featured in the documentary are:
Femi Oyeniran – The Intent, Kidulthood, Anuvahood.
Sebastian Thiel – BBC, Just A Couple
Bunmi Mojekwu – Eastenders (As Mercy)
Andy Amadi – Bk Chat Creator, Viceland
Michelle Owusu – Channel 4/Scene TV
Jenny Gleeman – The Guardian
Samuell Benta – ITV2 All About the McKenzies
Aaron Roach Bridgeman – Sky 1, SBTV, Channel 5 presenter
Josh Bridge – BET, Heels Off UK.
Leon Mayne – Brothers With No Game
Nathan Hector – Actor, The Weekend
Oli Regan – Actor with Mental Health
Olaitan Olaoye tells us “I want this documentary to offer an insight into what it is really like for BAME talent to work in the UK industry. The talent selected have reached a certain level of success in their careers and provide RAW, real meaningful quotes throughout this documentary for the next generation of creatives wanting to work in the industry.”