Pierre Guillet

Director, Producer, Cinematographer

Pierre Guillet is a tugboat captain and a filmmaker from the Bronx. He was raised amongst the eccentric denizens of an inner-city marina, which gave him a deep understanding of people on the fringes of society. While not on the water, he has worked as a writer, producer, and director on many shorts, commercials, and music videos. The Book of Harth is his debut documentary feature.

Contact Pierre at: affirmativeyouth@gmail.com

Sami El-Enany


Sami El-Enany is a British Egyptian artist who works with sound, often negotiating the fringes of modern classical, electronica and field recording. His practice ranges widely from composition and sound design for screen, radio, game design and record production. Recent works include Deadly Structures – a sound-only first-person exploration videogame produced by the ICA and the BBC, the film score for Walking With Shadows – the first LGBTQ+ Nollywood feature film ever made, and his debut album Opix, released on the London based Faith and Industry record label. His work has been recognised at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, BBC Radio Drama Awards and the Audio Production Awards.

Hiran Balasuriya

Editor, Producer

Raised in Sri Lanka and based in New York, Hiran has worked on multiple award-winning short and feature films, including Tell Spring Not to Come This Year, the sole documentary about the Afghan war from the perspective of Afghan soldiers. His directorial debut, The Joyous Farmer, screened in festivals in America, Europe and South Asia and won several awards including Best Narrative Short at the Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards. In New York, he has worked with ABKCO Films on the restored releases of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s films Fando y Lis, El Topo, and The Holy Mountain, as well as the 50th anniversary restoration of Jean Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil.

Matthew Maria Davies


Matthew Maria Davies is a Director/Producer born to an American father and an Italian mother. Growing up between these two cultures, he experienced early on how much of what we take as certain is simply an artefact of our position and perspective in the world. He has worked across a wide variety of projects and production roles, including filming on-stage with The Prodigy and editing Nollywood feature films. From the story of a gay man in Lagos, to upstart grime artists in Birmingham, Matthew’s recent work has been focused on finding intimate personal stories that transcend their settings to comment on the human experience as a whole. He is currently in post-production on his debut documentary feature film, Omitama.