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Spring 2023

Slay the Beast from a State of Peace is Miro Alleyne-McCarthy's second short. A boy finds love amongst the chaos of the city. As an older man, he makes peace with the beast, letting go of the chaos and anger.

Winter 2022

Winter 2022 has seen When I Was A Younger selected for Women Of The Lens, Kingston International Film Festival, The  International Black and Diversity Film Festival, Horsham Film Festival, Women over 50 Film Festival and Toronto's Caribbean Tales as more and more programmers fall for the charms of Sheila, Maggie, Ada & Nages. 

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Spring 2022

March began in the sunshine with both Forgotten and When I Was A Younger selected for the Barbados Independent Film Festival. They screened as part of the closing night, Shorts On The Beach. The selection of shorts and venue was inspired.

February 2022

February saw When I Was A Younger 

screen at  the Crystal Palace International Film Festival. Watching the film in our local cinema was wonderful and the audience reaction warmed our hearts.

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December 2021

We've ended 2021 on an absolute high. In November we learnt we'd made the finals of The South London Film Festival. The in-person festival took place on December 18th and to be included in a sensational line-up of films was an honour. The festival was beautifully curated and organised. Congratulations to the team.

July 2021

Our latest film, When I Was A Younger has been selected to screen at the BFI as part of the Tape Collective Culture Shock programme. The screening is on July 30th and the theme is, 'Where Are You Really From.'  We can't wait to watch the film at the BFI.

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We are thrilled and honoured that Forgotten won Best Picture in the short film category at IBDFF 2021. 

elephant has been selected in the short film category of the Bronze Lens Festival in Atlanta. Bronze Lens is an Oscar qualifying festival and has been running for twelve years.

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June 2021

The magnificent Parrish Art Museum in New York have asked to screen elephant as part of their Black Film Festival. We are delighted and said yes The screening is on July 23rd.

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May 2021
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America's love of PIE continues with its selection into the Cine Youth Film Festival in Chicago. PIE will screen globally in the, You Havin' A Laugh? comedy strand. The festival runs from May 6th to May 13th.

March 2021

We are delighted to announce the completion of our first documentary short, When I Was A Younger. It features four women who moved to London after WWII. They left parents, siblings and friends behind when they travelled from Grenada, Jamaica, Sri Lanka and Manchester in the north of England. Now in their 70s, 80s and 90s, but as the film shows, they once were young, vibrant and full of fun. In fact, these four women still have the same mischievous streak they did when they were youngers

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January 2021
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We are honoured that elephant has been selected for the Pan African Film Festival. This LA based festival is the largest black film festival in the world and was voted 3rd best festival in the US by USAToday. The festival will be virtual this year and runs from February 28th to March 14th. Details of all the films selected can be found at:

The good news for 2021 continues with PIE's selection for the seventh edition of the Oregon Short Film Festival. The festival runs from February 25th to the 28th and will be a drive-in event. The location is Sunshine Mill Winery and Drive-Up Theatre, 901 East 2nd Street, The Dalles, Oregon, USA.

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2021 started with a bang when on January 1st we received notification that elephant and Forgotten have been selected for IBDFF. The Canadian festival is held in Toronto and we are hopeful that pandemic allowing, team elephant might be able to attend this one in person.

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December 2020

Like most 2020 festivals, The British Urban Film Festival went virtual this year. The selected films including elephant are available to watch across the globe on Apple TV. 

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The team at We Are Parable arranged a screening of elephant for Parlireach, a workplace equality network established to increase awareness and appreciation of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage issues in the UK Parliament. After the screening elephant's writer, Noella Mingo and lead actor, Madeline Appiah took part in a Q&A with members of Parliament.

November 2020

Work has begun on the teaser trailer for our upcoming feature film A Ghost Story In Penge. We shot in and around Penge and had to fight both the weather and the light but got great footage. The trailer will be out soon so watch this space.


elephant has been selected for the Africa Rising Film Festival. The festival this year will be online with a theme of, Films For Change. ARIFF is an incredible festival that screens impactful films from around the world. We are thrilled to be part of the 2020 selection.

Hearing that PIE has been selected for the USED Youth Film Festival was the perfect way to start the week. The festival will be in London UK on December 27th 2020. 

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October 2020

On 31st October, PIE's director Miro Alleyne-McCarthy held a Zoom Q&A for the BFI's film academy (Norfolk and Suffolk). He talked with a group of aspiring filmmakers aged 16-18 about the challenges and rewards of writing, filming and editing PIE.

PIE screened at the Portland Comedy Film Festival this month, showing on the Big Drive-In screen. The inspired drive-in festival was a huge success and Pie went down a storm.

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We are thrilled that both elephant ad Forgotten have been selected for the Women Of The Lens festival 2020. Women Of The Lens is the premier festival for black women in film & TV.


PIE continues its success in the USA and has made the finals of the Portland Comedy Film Festival. The festival runs from October 21st to 25th.  

FINALIST - Portland Comedy Film Festival
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September 2020
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The British Urban Film Festival has selected elephant as part of their 2020 programme. BUFF is a BIFA qualifying festival in its 15th year.


The results are in and we are delighted and proud that elephant won the Honourable Mention for best Narrative Short at Urbanworld International Film Festival 2020.

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We are overjoyed to have three films form part of the official selection at Rapport Film Festival 2020. PIE, Forgotten and elephant will screen over the festival weekend.

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