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Dutopia Written, directed and produced by L’atisse

Filmed by Ben Williams

Part of Well Seasoned


Dutopia is a short film that follows the story of Lilli-Mai, a young woman navigating unresolved trauma from her home life. After witnessing physicalities between her parents, Lilli-Mai subconsciously develops a new way of coping with her realities to keep the peace at home.

Duration: 27 mins

Contains themes of domestic abuse, mental illness and trauma.

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All Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells films


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Mum – Ekin Bernay
Young Lilli-Mai – Ruby-Ann Charles
Lulu’s Friend – Victoria Shulungu
Young Girl – Autumn Williams
Dad – O’Neil Rochester
Bunny – Tyrone Isaac-Stewart
Older Lilli-Mai – Micah Barnes
Extra – Jamilat Charles
Audition Choreographer – Fi Silverthorn
Dance Artists – Nicey Belgrave, Robia Milliner, Kloe Dean
Extra – Stefan Sinclair

Film Director – Ben Williams
Cinematographer – Zeta Spyraki
Creative Director – L’atisse Rhoden
Assistant Director – Victoria Shulungu
Composer – Torben Lars Sylvest
Sound Mix – Pär Carlsson
Choreographer – L’atisse Rhoden
Assistant Choreographer – Fi Silverthorn
Dramaturge – Anthony Ekundayo
Make-Up Artist – Jamilat Charles
Hair Stylist – Sapphire Charles
Produced by L’atisse Rhoden & Victoria Shulungu
Audio Description – Amanda Wright

Special thanks to Michelle Norton, Robyn Cabaret, Jamilat Charles, Stefan Sinclair, Dionne Reid, Shaniqua Singh-Benjamin, Alisha Rhoden, Annette Singh, Opulent Living, The Hub Studios.

Written & Casted by L’atisse Rhoden