Serious Tingz

Serious Tingz from Abdou Cisse on Vimeo.

Director Abdou Cisse takes us on poetic and experimental journey through hyper masculinity and and all the consequences of mastering the  screwface expressions.

Production Descriptions and Details

A short tale on the face of masculinity, portrayed by young men who grow up in inner city environments. Where the iconic ‘screwface’ is more than just an expression, it’s a matter of life and death.

The 3-minute think-piece aims to dispel the look’s reputation as a form of intimidation, and instead to help shed light on its purpose as a form of self-defence. Based on real life experiences, Abdou Cisse, who grew up in South London – gives you an insight into what it’s like growing up in a place where a young man’s masculinity is challenged and defended by a mere expression.

Posing a simple question: What is a smile worth?

Written and Directed by Abdou Cisse
Co-written and Voiced by Kieran Kenlock.

DOP: Quba Tuakli
Editor: Marvin Alvarez
Executive Producers: AAA
Casting: Nico Jouvel and Andre Dwayne
Producers: Matt Ellingham, Soala Brogan Anabraba and Rebecca Perry
Camera Assistant: Birame Cisse
Colourist: James Bamford
Sound: Tom Joyce
Photography: Korrie P & Zainab Abelque
Graphic Design: Adam Hunt

Special thank you to all the cast. Who had to put up with a ton of bad jokes in an attempt to make them smile. To the Mill and Vaudeville for the support.