Our Services

Arakan is a theatre company that impacts on the following key areas:

We are pro-active in focusing on stories and raising issues as and when desired or is needed, be it through our catalogue of ideas or suggestions from the community, rather than when funding bids emerge. We are confident to go ahead and believe if you have the right intentions, things eventually fall into place.

What else…

Bespoke Commissions that can be tailored to your needs. This can include using theatre in your AGM, as part of large events/conferences, festivals or working with hard-to-reach groups.

Corporate Theatre is a service available to the public, private and voluntary sector, using theatre to address issues, introduce new practise, disseminate information or staff training.

Scriptwriting is not confined to in-house work. Conor has been a writer for 5 years and written for stage and short film, having also been short-listed for various awards that include the Northern Lights Film Festival Film Development Award and the Theatre Centre’s Brian Way Award. We invite enquires from those in film, television, radio, stage and corporate DVD’s.

Urdu Translation/Interpreting and plays in South Asian languages.Our expert has 11 years experience and as well as being DPSI qualified and on the national register. Where it is applicable to our theatre work, we are able to write our plays in Urdu/Mirpuri and source the relevant speaking performers.

Actor/Actress requests are welcomed as we have worked with, and have links to, a range of emerging/established performers from a range of ethnicities. Their spoken languages (aside from English) include: Urdu, Punjabi, Farsi and Arabic.

Latest News:

Freesia theatrical release from August 7th 2017!

We are happy to announce the cinema release for Freesia, the first UK movie to address Islamophobia. All information is listed on the attached flyers and there is also a link below for booking tickets:




We strongly encourage you to book tickets in advance, as all screenings are single performances and we cannot guarantee seats will be available if you pay on the door. Cinemas include the Odeon, Empire, Vue and AMC.


Spread the word and many thanks!




Director: Conor Ibrahiem

Production Company: Arakan Creative

UK Distributor: Film Volt Ltd



The film has received the following awards, nominations and official selections during its festival run:


- Winner of the 'Award of Merit' from the Accolade Global Film Comp

- Winner of the ‘Best New Filmmaker’ from the Canadian Diversity Film Festival

- Winner of the ‘Best First Time Filmmaker’ from the Auckland International Film Festival


- Finalist in the Focus Int. Film Fest for 'Best Editing, Best Score and Best Trailer' (trailer only)

- 3 nominations in the London Int. Film Fest for 'Best Original Screenplay, Best Score and Best Director' categories

- 2 nominations in the London ModCon Film Festival for ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Trailer’


- Los Angeles CineFest

- Miami Independent

- Focus International Film Fest 

- Equality International Film Fest

- London International Film Festival of World Cinema 

- Accolade Global Film Comp 

- London ModCon Film Festival

- Riverside International Film Festival

- Swedish International Film Festival

- South Texas International Film Festival

- Chandler International Film Festival

- Canadian Diversity Film Festival

- Auckland International Film Festival

- Yosemite Film Festival

Masha'Allah (by God's grace) we are truly grateful for these honours.


We would like to thank Film Volt Ltd, our distributor, for having recognised the potential in our movie.