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 and the company is currently developing a slate of new projects.

meet the team

Cassie Quarless

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 Younis

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.

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.

Reclaiming Work can also be seen in French on Mediapart

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 »

what we offer

One-day workshop with first year film students at Kingston University
Image: One-day workshop with first year film students at Kingston University


We can plan, produce and deliver your film to help communicate the stories that matter to you and your audience.


We want to empower people to make powerful films that matter. We deliver bespoke workshops, ranging from a few hours to a full week, on topics including first-time shooting to improving representation on screen.

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