Hāfu

What happens when you are questioned about a cultural identity that you don't feel you belong to?

Hana is an A* student in her final year at sixth-form, everything is going her way, until the principal calls her in to discuss a racial incident.

This film explores the vulnerable moment when a young woman from a mixed heritage background realises that society sees her otherness first.

*Trigger warning: use of racial slur*

  • Elliot Barnes-Worrell
    Director
    The Works, Bloke Fears, Found, K&J
  • Kirsty Rider
    Writer
    Winner of Neal Street Screenwriting bursary 2021
  • Lisa Osborne
    Producer
    Becoming Elizabeth, Little Dorit, Jericho, We Hunt Together, Emmy Award winner
  • Kirsty Rider
    Key Cast
    "Hana"
    Industry, The Girl Before, The Great Wave - National Theatre, The Doctor - Almeida Theatre, Macbeth - Globe Theatre, Machinal - Almeida Theatre
  • Haruka Abe
    Key Cast
    "Misaki"
    Snake Eyes, Cruella, Kiss Me First, Stagger
  • Ambreen Razia
    Key Cast
    "Labiba"
    Hounslow Diaries, Murdered By My Father, Black Mirror
  • Amanda Redman
    Key Cast
    "Mrs Coates"
    Good Karma Hospital, Sexy Beast, New Tricks, Little Dorit
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Elliot Barnes-Worrell