A short film supported by Contact
Mahmood (Hamoody) has shackled himself to a life of shame and isolation, fixated on sin. But with University days away, the pressure proves unbearable and he must finally come face to face with a force he has long feared.
This event will feature film screening and a live Q and A hosted by Amrou Al-Kadhi. Scroll down to see artist bios of both Adam and Amrou!
This event is part of Queer Contact Festival 2021. For the first time this year, we are offering a membership deal for Queer Contact. For just £10 you can get free entry to this event and and others, plus 25% off a range of shows! To find out more, click here.
This event will be captioned.
Contains strobe lighting effects, and adult content of a sexual nature. Partial nudity and provocative imagery.
Why not get into the Hamoody vibe and listen to this playlist made by Adam Ali himself.
Adam Ali is a British Libyan actor. Growing up in North Manchester, he found himself involved in The Television Workshop Salford where he discovered performance arts which led him onto Royal Exchange’s Young Company and Contact Young Company. Adam featured as an openly gay Arab character in Apple TV’s Little America, and stars in the new award-winning Haider Rashid film EUROPA.
Adam is one our our two 2020-21 Seed Commissioned Artists – you can learn more about the commissions here.
Amrou Al-Kadhi’s autobiography, Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything In Between, was awarded the Polari First Book Prize and a Somerset Maugham award. Amrou is also an established screenwriter, having written episodes for Little America (Apple TV), The Watch (BBC America), Hollyoaks (Channel 4), and several TV shows and feature films currently in development. They have a BA, MA and M. Phil in the History of Art from the University of Cambridge, with a special focus on queer performance art. They recently contributed artwork and an essay as part of the Kiss My Genders exhibition at the Hayward Gallery (2019). Amrou’s drag show, Glamrou: From Quran to Queen (2020), was supported by the British Arts Council, and continues to tour. Their short films have premiered on BBC4, Nowness, PBS, the BFI and Peccadillo Pictures, amongst others.
- Writer and Director Adam Ali
- Producer Hannah Stevenson
- Theatre Producer Roxy Moores
- Choreographer Joshua Hubbard
- Dancer Youcef Hadjazi
- Dancer –Harry Keita
- Performers Liam Yip, Charlie Angel, Vinyl Noir, Bennett
- Directors of photography Dan McPake
- 1st Assistant Director Tomos Pierce
- 1st AC Rico Bam
- Editor Rachel Mcelroy
- Steadicam Chris Higgins
- Gaffer Russ Greenhalgh
- Sound Recordist Danny Shah
- Camera kit Dan Lightening
- Contact Technician Phil Buckley
- Production Designer Martin Butterworth
- Runners Rowan Lark, Georgia Newman, Imogen Harrison, Kevin Broome
- Wardrobe Alison Carlin
- Costume Designer Christian Asare
- Costume Designer House Of Namaste
- Costume Designer NAV
- Makeup – Liam Yip
- Makeup Dylan Sharpe
- BTS Matthew Herod
- Catering Kamini Patel
‘Time To Sin’
- Artist Adam Ali
- Produced by Werkha
- Written by Adam Ali, Harry Coleman