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Etienne Kubwabo
CEO / Creative Director

Etienne is a filmmaker and comic book writer with a passion for showcasing his stories and culture through his art. To date, he has written, directed, and produced award-winning documentaries and shot over 120 music videos and commercials. His debut feature film, ‘The Difference Between Us’ will be released worldwide in 2023.

Etienne created Scotland’s first-ever black superhero in the critically acclaimed comic book series ‘Beats of War’ and discussed its inception on BBC’s The Social, BBC Radio Scotland and STV News.

In 2017, Etienne was commissioned by BEMIS Scotland, in collaboration with the Scottish Government, to explore Scotland’s story through the eyes of ethnic and cultural minority communities. ‘Scotland’s Memoir’ presents these alongside the perspectives of civic representatives, artists, historians, and the First Minister herself, Nicola Sturgeon.

In 2018, BEMIS Scotland once again commissioned me to make a documentary on the stories of young and talented writers, artists and musicians. ‘We are Scotland’ was released to wide acclaim.

Etienne continues to work hard to grow Mile Away Films and is determined to put Scottish filmmaking on the map.

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Craig Andrew Mooney

Development Producer Craig Andrew Mooney is an actor, writer, and producer. He entered the Film and TV industry in 2016, starting out as an actor and building his list of credits. In 2019, his short film ‘Hideous’ gathered success around the world with multiple nominations and wins at film festivals. Other notable credits include ITV’s Belgravia and the feature film ‘Mortem’ which is due for release in 2023.   In 2021, Craig was cast as Pete in Mile Away Film’s feature film ‘The Difference Between Us’. It was then he met Etienne and came on board as the film’s second writer

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Nick Ikunda

Producer Nick Ikunda was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He developed an interest in acting from a young age through the local church. During the Civil War, Nick was forced away from his home country to seek refuge in the UK for a better, safer life. His love of acting endured and he continued to develop his skills in drama class at high school. He continued into college and has now appeared in several projects from plays to commercials to films, winning the 2015 BAFTA New Talent Award for Best Actor for the short film ‘Happy Together’. Nick


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  • Release Date: 2023
  • Distribution By: Mile Away Films

Synopsis: Alex Watson is a young black man, raised in the secluded Highlands of Scotland by two white adoptive parents. But when Alex moves to Glasgow for university he must leave his protective bubble behind and learn what being black in the modern world truly means.


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