Associated Artists

  • Sarah Roy

    Sarah trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After graduating, she gained an O1 visa and performed in a number of Off-Broadway plays, most notably Animals And Plants written and directed by Pulitzer Prize nominated Adam Rapp and The Bad And The Better directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin. Since moving back to the UK, Sarah formed 19th Street Productions and subsequently produced and performed the one woman show, Catherine And Anita, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017. The script was then adapted into the feature film, Zebra Girl, which she produced, co-wrote and starred in alongside Tom Cullen and Jade Anouka.

    Zebra Girl was released in the UK, USA and Canada in 2021 and was nominated for Best Thriller at the National Film Awards. It has also been selected by NÓT Film Festival, Portland Film Festival (Best Midnight Movie), LA Femme International Film Festival (Best Women’s Film) and A Night Of Horror International Film Festival (closing night film).

    She recently produced the critically acclaimed Yes So I Said Yes by David Ireland at the Finborough Theatre in 2021 (Best Production – London Pub Theatre Awards) followed by David Ireland’s newest play Not Now at the Finborough Theatre in November 2022 (included in The Observer’s Top 10 shows of 2022).

  • Derek Ahonen

    Derek is an internationally acclaimed playwright, director, and the founder of The Amoralist Theatre Company in New York. Notable works include The Pied Pipers of The Lower East Side (PS122)Happy in the Poorhouse (Theatre 80)Bring Us The Head of Your Daughter (PS122), The Bad and The Better (Playwrights Horizons), and The Qualification of Douglas Evans (Walkerspace).

    Ahonen’s work has been lauded by The New York TimesThe New Yorker and Variety amongst many others.

  • Vik Sivalingam

    Vik trained at Birkbeck, University of London. His directorial credits include The Drunken City (Tabard Theatre), Twelfth Night (Iris Theatre), The Tempest (British House – Rio Olympics 2016), Ages (Old Vic New Voices), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Rose Kingston Studio), Or Nearest Offer (Almeida Theatre).

    Assisting/Resident credits include Made In Dagenham (West End), Royal Shakespeare Company, Headlong Theatre, Royal Court , Young Vic.

  • Max Elton

    Director Max Elton directed the critically acclaimed production of David Ireland’s The End of Hope in Soho Theatre’s main space in a co-production between Soho Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond. He wrote and directed Big Brother Blitzkrieg (King’s Head Theatre), and other direction includes The Melting Pot (Finborough Theatre), Stripped (King’s Head Theatre) and Leftovers (Tristan Bates Theatre).

    The Times “freewheeling, majestically entertaining… Elton, wisely opts for a light touch”

    Evening Standard “There are a lot of gear changes for director Max Elton to handle in just one hour, but he steers a confident path through them”

    Matt Trueman, WhatsOnStage “raunchy romcom packs explosives in it’s pants”

  • Stephanie Zari

    Stephanie is an award winning, BAFTA long-listed filmmaker. She is the creator, director and EP of comedy horror House Hack, a live-action interactive feature film commissioned by Whatifi, the social story-hacking platform for original interactive films. It launched on the Whatifi platform in March 2021 to great success and was voted a Top Game App 2021 by Google Play.

    Zebra Girl is Stephanie’s feature directorial debut, for which she also co-produced and developed the screen story. It stars Tom Cullen, Jade Anouka and Sarah Roy, was released in UK Cinemas in May 2021 and is now streaming on all major VOD platforms. Zebra Girl was nominated Best Thriller for a National Film Award in 2022. Stephanie recently directed 4 Episodes of BBC’s BAFTA winning children’s TV show The Dumping Ground and is currently in development for several film and TV projects. Stephanie’s shorts have achieved festival, critical, online and broadcast success screening at Oscars, BAFTA and BIFA qualifying festivals worldwide. Marigolds was broadcast on BBC HD Shorts and won Best Director at Underwire Film Festival. Being Keegan, starring Stephen Graham, is streaming on Amazon Prime and is currently broadcast on My5.

  • Briar Knowles

    Briar Knowles is a Canadian artist who trained as an actor at both the University Toronto and at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. During her training, and afterwards, she branched out into producing, writing and directing. Former acting credits while in Toronto include appearing alongside Canadian acting legend Kate Lynch in Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths and performing in Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at the Alumnae Theatre. Her first foray into producing and directing was with her company Freelance Intern Productions in Toronto, with Albertine in Five Times by Michel Tremblay, at the Helen Gardiner Playhouse.

    After graduating and moving to the UK in 2016, she worked as an actor and theatre practitioner. Acting credits include Still I See My Baby for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe, You for the Stockwell Playhouse, as well as commercial and voiceover projects. She also wrote, produced and acted in her short film DRAIN; which released in 2019.

    In 2020, she interned at the Finborough Theatre as an Assistant General Manager where she worked on several projects. Including, Chemistry, The Wind of Heaven, Scrounger and On MacQuillian’s Hill, and as Associate Producer on Not Quite Jerusalem which sold-out prior to its Covid closure. She joined 19th Street Productions in 2021 as the General Manager on the critically acclaimed Yes So I Said Yes by David Ireland, which won Best Production from London Pub Theatre Magazine for 2022, and garnered numerous nominations. She worked with 19th Street again on Ireland’s sell-out show Not Now, which was listed as one of The Observer’s 10 Best shows of 2022 and has been nominated for a Standing Ovation Award, and two Offies Awards. Briar relocated back to Canada in 2020, where she now operates as an international artist. She has recently worked on a few projects that are due for release in 2023.

  • Vadim Jean

    Vadim started directing in 1992 and since then has directed or produced 14 feature films and award winning television in every conceivable genre from documentary, comedy to drama for most of the major UK broadcasters. He has also directed more than 200 commercials, winning most of the major advertising awards.

    Almost more exciting than anything… he was a finalist in the 2011 University Challenge Christmas Special on BBC2.

    In 2022 Vadim show ran and directed Final Scene, 8 half hours for MBC studios and Shahid (the biggest streamer in the Middle East) in arabic.

    Vadim’s second series of the TV comedy Porters starring Rutger Hauer, Daniel Mays and Sanjeev Bhaskar was broadcast in 2019 on Dave.  This followed the success of Henry IX written by British comedy legends Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais starring Sally Phillips, Annette Crosbie and Colin Salmon for UKTV which won the Rose D’Or for best sitcom 2018.

    He is also a producer of the feature film, The Man Who Invented Christmas, starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce.

    In TV, Vadim is best known as the writer and director of the multi BAFTA and RTS award winning Terry Pratchett Discworld adaptations for Sky, including The Colour of Magic (Sean Astin, Tim Curry and Jeremy Irons) and Hogfather (Sir David Jason, Michelle Dockery and Ian Richardson) which remains the highest rated show on Sky1 of all time.

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