Afro-Mic’s BBC Daytime Series Commission -

‘Saved on Camera’

July 2019

Afro-Mic Productions have partnered with Brighton based back2back Production on their first BBC commission: Saved on Camera.

Speaking to industry journalists, Emma-Rosa Dias said:

“This is a particularly satisfying deal. It’s our first long-form series commission for the BBC; it’s a a brilliant co-production with a producer with a strong track record in this genre; and it has the backing of a distributor with deep international expertise, which gives a clear seal of approval to this idea. This is everyday people performing extraordinary acts of bravery to save others.”

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Cry Rosa’s American Debut

April 2019
Cry Rosa's first American screening was at the Newport Beach Film Festival.


The Search


Catch up all three episodes of The Search on BBC iPlayer.


The Search - a new three part series for BBC NI


THE SEARCH is a new three part documentary series taking an exclusive look at one of the most vital volunteer services in Northern Ireland - the Community Rescue Service - as they search for missing people across the country.

The series starts on Tuesday 22nd January at 10:40pm and will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

Cry Rosa Nominated at Underwire Festival


Underwire Festival is the largest film festival in the UK celebrating female talent across the crafts. Cry Rosa has made this year's official selection as well as three nominations:

  • Emma-Rosa Dias for BEST PRODUCER

  • Gillian Devenney for BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Grace Fleming for BEST UNDER 25 ACTOR

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Cry Rosa Nominated for an RTS Award


Cry Rosa has been shortlisted for this year’s RTS Awards in the Drama category.

Cry Rosa wins main festival prize at Mo&Friese  

JUNE 2018

Cry Rosa picked up the main festival prize in Hamburg at the Mo&Friese Short Film Festival. The jury is made up of talented German children and teenagers judging international short films with a cash prize of €1250.

Jury Statement: 

We, the jury, give the Mo Award to the film ‘Cry Rosa’ because the film’s content was easy for kids of our age to understand and made us think. The film deals with racism, and we liked Rosa’s role a lot. She always bounces back and shows strength. She can be a role model for other people. The film is exciting and very sad and we never got bored watching it. Watching it was like a trip to the past, everything looked very real. We especially liked the happy end, because it shows that you should never allow yourself to get cowed by others.


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Pure O: Thinking the Unthinkable

June 2018

Pure O: Thinking the Unthinkable is a 14 minute film examining the mental health condition known as Pure O, an extreme and rare form of OCD. A Real Stories Original, Directed and Produced by Emma-Rosa Dias and Peter Neill for Little Dot Studios and with additional funding support from NI Screen. It’s currently making a huge impact on Real Stories YouTube Channel and spreading much needed awareness.

Watch here 


IFTA: Cry Rosa nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the Irish Film & Television Awards 2018

FEB 2018

A music obsessed mixed-race girl questions her identity when she becomes the victim of bullying in 1980s Belfast. Starring Kelly Gough as Marie, Martin McCann as Mr McNally, Grace Fleming as Rosa

Speaking after the nominations were announced, Emma-Rosa Dias said:

“Afro-Mic Productions are honoured to be recognised by IFTA for our first ever short Drama production ‘Cry Rosa’. This is a big deal for a small indie and we look forward to celebrating with a wealth of Irish talent at the awards!"

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Emma-Rosa Dias at IFTA Awards 2018

Emma-Rosa Dias at IFTA Awards 2018


Emma-Rosa delivers keynote speech at RTS NI Student Awards 2018

MARCH 2018

The Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) Student Television Awards Winners were announced last night in Belfast at an awards ceremony hosted by TV presenter Judith Hill, with the Joe McKinney memorial keynote speech delivered by Emma-Rosa Dias, MD of Afro-Mic Productions. 


Emma-Rosa appears on UTV Life with Pamela Ballantine to discuss all things Afro-Mic

APRIL 2018

It's UTV Life's 100th episode featuring filmmaker Emma-Rosa Dias, Guinness World record-breaking bakers, and music from Danny Bryant and his blues band plus some highlights from the past 100 shows.