Black Apron Entertainment is a London-based film and theatre production company, co-founded by Lynette Linton, Daniel M. Bailey & Gino Ricardo Green. Back in 2014, the trio decided to combine and pursue their creative endeavours under one collective brand.
While continuing their own individual development, the trio have produced a collection of short films, theatre productions, music videos and other creative pieces. In 2016, their short film ‘A Silent Night’ screened at the Cannes short film corner and the HBO Urban World Film Festival in New York. Most recently, the trio produced their first independent theatre production ‘Hashtag Lightie’ for a 3-week run at the Arcola Theatre. The show was shortlisted for a ‘Best Production’ and ‘Best Set’ Offie award and was sold out for the entire duration gaining four and five star reviews.
The company has also supported theatre productions such as Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Chicken Palace, and Pleasance’s Theatres ‘Year of The Rooster Monk’. Black Apron are currently in post production for a number of short film projects and continue to create original and exciting new content for screen and stage.
Lynette Linton is a director and playwright. Lynette was recently announced as the new Artistic Director of the Bush theatre. She was previously Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse and the Associate Director of the Gate Theatre. She directed Assata Taught Me for the Gate Theatre and was nominated in the ‘Best Director’ category at the Stage Debut awards 2017.
Her writing credits include Step, (Theatre Royal Stratford East) Service (Boom Festival, Bush Theatre), Ergo Sum (Theatre Delicatessen) Chicken Palace (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and #Hashtag Lightie (Arcola theatre ).
Lynette was named as one of the Observers ‘Rising Stars of 2019’.
Gino Ricardo Green is a London-based director/ assistant director and writer, who has worked within theatre and film from his early teens. His first assistant director job was at Hampstead Theatre for their production of ‘Lily in Suez’. He is also one third of the theatre/film production company Black Apron Entertainment.
As a director Gino’s 2016 short film ‘A Silent Night’ was supported by BFI Future Film and was selected for Academy Award Qualifying Festival Urbanworld in New York. Most recently Gino worked as first assistant director for ‘Whirlpool’ a short film for Vogue Italia and is assistant director for Hashtag Lightie at the Arcola Theatre.
Gino recently completed the video tech design for the stage production SWEAT at the Donmar Warehouse. He is also set to complete the video tech design for a number of theatre productions taking place in 2019.
Daniel M. Bailey is a London-based producer, director and writer, who has been working within the creative industry for the past 8+ years. Daniel’s first big step in the British film industry came as a writer, when his short film ‘The Boxer’ was commissioned in 2012 after winning a local young writers, script-writing competition.
As a Co-Founder of production company Black Apron Entertainment, Daniel has produced and Co-directed a number of short films, music videos and theatre productions.
Daniel makes his full directorial debut with witty, London-based comedy ‘Chicken Shop’. The 6-part mini series is scheduled for release in early 2019. Daniel is also leading on the Passages: A Windrush Celebration project as a producer and is also set to direct 2x short films as part of the project outputs.
Tobi has been working with Black Apron Ent as an intern since 2018. Since joining the team, Tobi has learned his trade by supporting in the pre-production and production of Short Film, ‘Where The Mountains Grow’ as a production assistant. He has also gained further industry experience through working on the production of the ‘Passages’ short film monologues, where he assisted the team on a hectic shooting schedule on location at the Royal Court Theatre. Tobi is a big film enthusiast and is also developing a number for scripts as a writer.