How To Take Off

The fifth piece in the Nothing on Earth: Shorts series is called ‘How To Take Off’. It premiered on the University of Hertfordshire Arts website on 4th November 2020 and is now also available to watch here:

A young woman is sneaking out of her house in the middle of the night – again. A car is waiting for her.

“Just when most other people my age are trying to creep into the house at 3am, I’m in reverse.”

Meet Boushra el-Aimeni, the first ever female captain at her airline. 449 men and her. It’s not easy but she’s not going to give up her heart’s dream.

How To Take Off features actor Safiyya Ingar.

Safiyya Ingar – performer

Safiyya’s theatre credits include: Rage, September Skies (Small Truth Theatre) Hobson’s Choice (The Royal Exchange), The Canterville Ghost (Unicorn Theatre), Abi (Derby Theatre/Queens Theatre) The Captive Queen (The Globe); LAVA, Holes (Nottingham Playhouse); The Box of Delights (Wilton’s Music Hall); GROWTH, Come to Where I’m From, Crave (Paines Plough), and Santi and Naz (The Thelmas). She has also appeared on screen in Summer Of Rockets for BBC / Little Island Productions.

How To Take Off is still available to watch on the UH Arts website until 4th December along with lots of other fantastic content. Check it out here.

For behind the scenes insights into the creative process behind ‘How To Take Off’ and the rest of the ‘Nothing On Earth: Shorts’ series take a look at our blog.

Creative Team

Direction: Rosamunde Hutt

Music: Helen Chadwick

Performer: Safiyya Ingar

Film Editor: Grant Watson

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