About the filmmaker: Yero Timi-Biu
Yero is an East-London based award-winning TV, theatre and film writer, director and producer. She has written and produced two films for Channel 4’s Random Acts, ‘Beneath the Surface’, and ‘Two Minutes’. Alongside making her own content, Yero works on the commissioning team at BBC Films and has various long and short-form projects in development.
I wrote the script for Beneath the Surface when I was working with lots of women of colour. I started to notice that the way in which people treat black women, when it comes to difference in skin tone, isn’t spoken about enough. I picked animation because I felt like it was the only medium that had endless possibilities for storytelling.