Jade is always part of the casting process, and because of her earlier work in journalism and documentaries with Vice and The Guardian, she's built up a pool of acting and sporting contacts. "For a film to be good, every single character needs to be nuanced," she says. "The actors breathe life into what everyone else has created around them."
Samona, however, was quite new to the experience. "The casting director, Coralie Rose, guided me through it," he says. "Seeing the artistry that goes into acting was such an eye opener for me. The two actors, Samuel Adewunmi and Jonathan Ajayi, elevated the film to new heights. Just before the final tape, someone passing by saw what was happening and called the police, thinking it was a real fight."
Lammas Park's ethos is to champion diversity, inclusion and representation, and it encompasses everything they do. "It was a colourblind casting," says Jade of her film. "I wanted to challenge audience expectations, that it's perhaps not two white women playing these characters."