Dilek trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is currently in the middle of some exciting new projects. Film credits include: Addi & Chess (Short), What I Can Do For You (Short). Theatre credits include: Gather Ye Rosebuds (Theatre503), Fallujah (The Cockpit Theatre), The 24 Hour Plays 2011 (Old Vic Theatre), Contractions (Trafalgar Studios), Shakers Re-Stirred (The Brewery), Love's Labour's Lost (Circomedia), The Wild Party (Tobacco Factory).
Taser Hassan is a 21 year old actor who has been in the industry a year . After studying at Italia continue for a short time before leaving to follow a career football he soon returned to his passion and within a year he has shot his 1st feature film playing the role of Nelson in 'The Philosophers' which is due to be released sometime soon .
Kennedy trained at the National Youth Theatre, he was also a member of Oval House's Theatre Company. He is currently filming his debut Feature Film as co-lead in 'Miles E. Benedict'. Mills recently played Lead in Jonathan Harvey's play 'Tomorrow I'll Be Happy' at the National Theatre, which also had short runs at the Soho Theatre and the Lost Theatre. Kennedy is keen to venture into more TV and Film productions, after recently closing yet another Stage play, Innovation at the Park Theatre.
Emre Kebir was born on the 1st August 1999 in the town of Croydon in the city of London. At age 5 he played the role of Harry Halil in the film ‘An Eye for a Tooth’. Ever since then he has been passionate for acting and has been in two other short films. At age 10 the role of Ali in ‘My Dad and Spike’ and at age 12, the role of Metin in ‘The Chocolate Wrapper’. Throughout then he has acted in school plays and has done some work for children’s charity ‘Kidsout’ as writer and voice over artist. He is currently studying GCSE drama at Shirley High School Performing Arts College.
Aaron started acting when he was ten when he was struggling with the transition between primary school and secondary. He regularly attended a drama class and considered it as career when he turned thirteen. He has attended a number of drama classes throughout the years including WAC. He also joined the National Youth Theatre in 2010. He has been in a number of amateur theatre productions and a few professional productions including The Frontline at The Shakespeare’s Globe. Aaron hopes to continue doing theatre but strives for a career in TV and film. Aaron has also found another passion in writing and is currently working on his first play.
Niyazi Anil as FATHER
It was privilege that Evren Anil’s real father took part in the film as his father
Fatma Karaer as MOTHER
Fatma moved to London 1986. She first acted in 1996 on her daughter Tugba Karaer’s short film ‘Kus Lesi’, then in 1997 her son Muharrem Karaer’s documentary followed; ’Turks in London’.
In 2008 Fatma worked on a short film called ‘The Portraits of an Artist’ produced by Ilhan Gokalp and directed by ‘Hasan Dogan’.Mother, painter, actress and poet Fatma Karaer is working on her kids story book and poet album which she is planning to launch very soon.
Paul Howard As ROBERT
Paul Howard, born 7thDecember 1998 is a student at Royal Russell School in Croydon.
He took to drama at school when he acted as Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet.
Paul will make his film debut in "The Chocolate Wrapper" where he is starring as Robert.
STORM LIGHTNING FOOTBALL CLUB
In 2006, Vanessa Wheeler (a primary teacher) and Tony North (a businessman) began a “B” team within the club of Storm FC, as both their son’s were told that they were no longer required in their current team. To distinguish the “A” and “B” teams, they called themselves Thunder and Lightning and so Storm Lightning was born!
As adults, they were against any form of discrimination and were adamant that StormLightning would include ALL children who wanted to play football. Boys and girls fromthe local community joined the group, who, at this time, were a non league team.
The word got out and, before long, younger friends and siblings also wanted to play.
The group played mixed ability/mixed age football with smiles on their faces.
After almost 3 years, the oldest group (including the original boys) joined the local youth league. Results were disastrous, with defeat after defeat and goals conceded usually well into the teens! But the children kept coming back and more children were keen to join. By the start of the 2011/12 season, the original team had all 20 league places filled, with others attending the training sessions.
Storm Lightning had grown to include a 20 strong U10/11 group and U7/8 group.
In the summer of 2012, the numbers were so high that trials were held for the oldest children - not on ability, but on attitude, hard work and effort.
The lose of one of the younger players in Jan 13 from Meningococcal Septicaemia shook the club, which held a tribute match in his honour. The response from the whole Storm Lightning community reflected what this group is all about - inclusion, respect, effort, intrinsic reward and fun! It is no surprise to the coaches and team managers that the boys have been awarded the League Sportsmanship award every year since they joined!
Storm Lightning has been mentioned in publications (Every Boy’s Dream by Chris Green and Soccer Coaching International), has been the subject of a university student’s media documentary and is a member of the National Children’s Football Alliance.
Mircan Kaia also wrote and performed two more songs for ‘The Chocolate Wrapper’: ‘Dido’s Lament’ and ‘Evren’s Lament’. Cenk Erdogan accompanied Mircan with a Fretless Guitar for the song “Evren’s Lament’.
Mircan Kaia is a composer, mother, singer, song writer and engineer. She is an award winning film composer (International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2010, for feature film called ‘White as Snow’).
She also operates her own engineering company dealing with advanced engineering and seismic technologies acting as the representative of FIB Industriale S.P.A. based in Italy.