Award Nominated Writer
Since graduating from Birmingham University in 2014 with a First Class Honours BA Degree in Drama & Theatre Arts, Cassiah Joski-Jethi has had five writing commissions, been involved in two feature films, directed two theatre pieces – one of which she wrote – directed four music videos, and her award nominated play Under My Thumb received rave reviews at London’s Greenwich Theatre in the autumn of 2016. After touring the UK earlier in this year, including a short London season, it went to the Edinburgh Festival and received 5* reviews during it’s 3 week run. Under My Thumb was shortlisted in 2016 for the Red Women’s Theatre Awards and she was a Nominee for New South Writing’s Best new 2017 New Play.
She spent a year working at Bend It Network for Gurinder Chadra and Paul Mayeda Berges on their projects and gained valuable insight and experience into the workings of the film and theatre industries.
She currently has several projects in development including Robyn, a tv adventure series set in 12th century England; Chef’s Affair, a feature about a 17 year old girl who leaves New York to find her father who is a famous chef and restaurateur in London; Moppet, a drama feature; Evers, a drama short for East Head Films and producer Arnie Voysey; and Snatched, a drama short for director Megan K. Fox.
Other film shorts credits include Left Back, for Beef Films and Chaitu Shamantharan, Gotta Get Mine produced by Roger Russell, and Sugar produced by Marianna Dean. She’s also written and directed Polly, a surreal fantasy drama which she used crowd-funding to finance and it will be on the festival circuit this year.
She’s directed four music videos including Wuthering Heights for BBC2’s The Naked Choir winners The Sons of Pitches which has earned her a nomination for the 2017 A Cappella Video Awards in California. In 2015/16 she directed two theatre pieces, Not Goodbye and The Sun Shining On Her Hands, which she also wrote, and which did a number of festival and arts theatres dates and was produced by Trip The Light Theatre company.