through a different lens
black & brown is a London based production company headed by Cassie Quarless & Usayd Younis. We are bringing challenging and exciting films that centre people of colour to mass audiences. black & brown’s first feature documentary Generation Revolution was released in UK cinemas in November 2016. We are currently developing projects with the BBC and a feature documentary part funded by IFP and HBO.
meet the team
Cassie Quarless is a feature director/producer with a background in comedy and documentary shorts. He is also a trained digital anthropologist with a strong interest in the imagining of and potential for radical futures.
Usayd is a documentary director and digital journalist. A multimedia expert specialising in web development and film production, he also has a keen interest in social issues and international affairs.
death by pollution (2021)
Do we all breathe the same air?
Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah was a nine-year-old girl who lived in south-east London and died in 2013. The cause of death was listed as air pollution, now her mother is fighting to make clean air a human right.
reclaiming work (2020)
Reclaiming Work is a real David versus Goliath story that follows the journeys of a number of European cycle couriers as they subvert cutting edge technology to challenge corporate giants like Uber Eats and Deliveroo.
generation revolution (2016)
Generation Revolution brings to screen the powerful story of a new generation of black and brown activists who are changing the social and political landscape in the capital and beyond. The film has been screened in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia and is available on digital platforms.See Generation Revolution »
in the press
Generation Revolution – passion and idealism in brave documentary
Generation Revolution Featured in Channel 4 News Report
New documentary gives voice to London’s young activists of colour
Directors Usayd Younis and Cassie Quarless go live on BBC Radio to discuss their work.
This Documentary Shows How Young People Are Changing Protests in the U.K.
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