My name is Zhaq

Client: YMCA

Mission: Ending homelessness, Transforming lives

We house and resettle homeless people of all ages, providing the best opportunities to empower clients to reach their full potential and achieve their aspirations.

The Output:

We produced a scripted short film based on the real-life story of a teenager who due to unfortunate family circumstances and lack of any support found himself on the street.

Promo film is emphasising the importance of the mentorship for young people. It is inviting young professionals to get involved in YMCA Positive Placements program and share their skills with people in need.


Promo film "My Name is Zhaq" has been shortlisted in the Charity Film Awards.

It was screened at the open-air cinema "Brighton's Big Screen" and shared on social media to raise awareness of a Positive Placements program.

Cast and Crew: Teenager Rai Zhaq Gregory Mentor Lewis Wallace Brothers Finlay Sykes Fraser Sykes Father Pip Barnes Security Rupert Brown Warren Saunders

Directing / Camera /Editing

Asatuurs Keim

Assistant director

Izzy Ambridge

Production design

Joanna Suchomska

Sound recordist

Matt Wilkinson


Gemma Doughty


Warren Saunders


Asatuurs Keim

Stephanie Palacino

Zinta Gercans

Thank You

Owners and Staff at hiSbe Brighton

Vaughn and Christina

from Sussex Beacon Charity Shop

Aaron and Paul

from Aaron's Bicycle Workshop


from Helgor Trading Ltd

Brighton City Council

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