US is a short documentary made for Lancashire County Council for refugee week. The idea for the name of the film came from Ola, a Syrian refugee living in Lancashire. US is about informing the people of Lancashire and beyond what it means to be a refugee living in the UK. What it feels like to have to leave your home, your friends, your family, to uproot and be placed somewhere completely alien.

The refugees taking part in this documentary wanted to let people know their experiences of migration without dwelling on the often horrific stories that brought them here to the UK. It isn’t about the horrors it’s about the personal journey’s of discovery they have been on since they arrived here.

Thank you Ola, Yuliia, Balqis, Abid, Yousef, Carolina and Aida for trusting me with your stories.

‘Sometimes when you are in the darkest place you think that you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.’


Director - Libby Burke Wilde

Producer - Rosie Ford @rosieford_

Production Manager - Jack Hartley @thechampionsparkplug

DOP - Tom Welsh

Gaffer - Callan Dooley @callan_bd

Production Runner - Lydia Shenton @button_prison

Sound Recordist - Callum Norfolk @calnorfolk

Editor - Elena De Palma @miss_e_larks

Edit Producer - Rachel Goodger @rachelgoodger

Colourist- Jax Harney @jaxharney

Colourist Producer - Chloe Saunders @

Online Edit - Daniel Nickson @danielnickson

Sound Designer - Guy Chase @chasebetteraudio

Composer - Zebedee Budworth @zebedeebudworth

Poster Design - Steph Organ @essentiallysteph

Thanks to:

Ola Kre

Abid Hamdard

Caroline de Regalado

Yosef Al Hamdan

Yuliia Yevushko

Aida Abbas Kunda Chelnd

Balqis Faroukh

Lancashire County Council

Rebecca Novell

Ben Lankester


TenThree @Tenthree_editing

Zomdic Films @zomdicfilms