A 10-year-old refugee seizes the opportunity to escape to a better life – whatever the cost...

Funded By BFI and Virgin Media


Writer/Director: Nimer Rashed
Producer: Lincia Daniel

Official Selections include: 
Encounters Film Festival
British Shorts Berlin
Brussels Short Film Festival
Rhode Island International Film Festival (Roving Eye)
Sedicicorto Film Festival


Starring Georgina Leonidas & Riz Ahmed

Maya dreams about going to fashion school while working at her father’s Arabic restaurant in London. But when forced to decide, which will come first: her father or her dream?

Funded By UK Film Council and Film London

Distributed By Future Shorts
Selected by BBC Film Network

“... a strong story, told and filmed well, with great acting - director Nimer Rashed is the person I would give my money to if I was commissioning television drama”

— Rebecca Frankel, Fourdocs

Festivals & Screenings

Times BFI London Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Hamburg International Short Film Festival
New Orleans Film Festival
London Short Film Festival
Wood Green International Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
East End Film Festival, 
Canary Wharf Film Festival, 
Houston International Film Festival
Crosby Street Hotel SoHo (screening before Paul Greengrass’s Green Zone)
Féile na Bealtaine (Eire)
AMAL Film Festival (Spain)
Jordan Short Film Festival


Winner, Gold Remi Award, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
Nominated, Time Out London Award