About Us

Black Apron Entertainment is a Black owned film and theatre production company. They thrive in telling untold, under represented stories and working with exciting new creative talent. BAE are best known for developing original content and their culturally diverse production teams.

In 2016 their short film A Silent Night screened at Oscar (Academy) qualifying film festival Urban World. In 2018 their show Hashtag Lightie sold out a 3 week run at the Arcola Theatre which was met with rave reviews. In 2019/20 they collaborated with the Royal Court Theatre on their Passages collection of short films which were selected at Cardiff International and SOUL Fest Film Festivals.

Black Apron are currently in development for a number of projects and continue to create original and exciting content for both screen and stage.

CO-FOUNDER

Lynette Linton is a director and playwright. Lynette took over as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre in 2019.  Her first season was a series of ground-breaking debuts from UK and Irish writers, which led to the UK and NYC transfer of Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer

Lynette directed the UK premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat (Donmar Warehouse, Gielgud Theatre) for which she won ‘Best Director’ at the inaugural Black British Theatre awards.  Sweat also won the Evening Standard award for ‘Best Play’ and was nominated for an Oliver award for ‘Best New Play’.

As a writer, her credits include Hashtag Lightie (Arcola Theatre), Chicken Palace and Step (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

Her other directing credits include an adaptation of Jackie Kay’s Chiaroscuro (Bush Theatre), world premiere productions of Assata Taught Me, (Gate Theatre) Function (National Youth Theatre), This Is (Arts Ed), Indenture (Dark Horse Festival), Naked  (Vault Festival 2015), and a revival of This Wide Night  (Albany Theatre). She was also co-director on Chicken Palace (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

As Assistant/Associate Director her work includes The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Noel Coward Theatre), The York Realist, Belleville, The Lady from The Sea and Knives in Hens (Donmar Warehouse), Torn (Royal Court), Image of An Unknown Young Woman, The Christians (The Gate) and Gutted (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

Lynette was voted one of Marie Claire magazine’s ‘Future Shapers’ in 2019, one of the Evening Standard’s Most Influential Londoners and is a member of The Stage 100 list.

CO-FOUNDER

Gino Ricardo Green is a British Director and Video/Projection designer whose most recent Projection Design work includes SWEAT at the Gielgud Theatre (West End) and LAVA at the Bush Theatre. 

Gino is currently associate projection designer for GET UP STAND UP! The Bob Marley Musical at the Lyric Theatre (West End). 

Previous work also includes SMALL ISLAND at The National Theatre, BE MORE CHILL at The Other Palace, and HASHTAG LIGHTIE at the Arcola Theatre. 

As a filmmaker, Gino’s directorial debut film A SILENT NIGHT was screened in competition at the Academy Award® Qualifying Festival, URBANWORLD in NYC, presented by Ava DuVernay. 

He is also co-founder of BLACK APRON ENT, where recent screen credits includes PASSAGES, starring Malachi Kirby, Sarah Niles and more. Black Apron Ent have also produced commissioned work written by Roy Williams, Lynette Linton, Winsome Pinnock. 


CO-FOUNDER

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 is a film and theatre producer. His film production credits are ‘All is Good’, ‘The Three Piece’, ‘A Silent Night’, the ‘Passages Series’ and ‘Where the Mountains Grow’. He also producer the 2018 smash hit play Hashtag Lightie at the Arcola Theatre.

Daniel directed witty, London-based comedy series ‘Chicken Shop’. He also directed two of seven Windrush themed short films as part of the Passages: A Windrush Celebration project in 2019. Later in the year he directed a music video for the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Visual EP and the single ‘Don’t Shoot Me’.