I Am Nasrine


Bridge + Tunnel is a UK-based production company established in 1998. Its films and documentaries have been screened internationally, including at Sundance Film Festival, and on Showtime, TCM, ITV and Channel 4. B+T has also produced record-beating exhibitions and provided media production training for hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers. The company constantly seeks ways to bring stories to new and wider audiences, and it plans to remain small and agile enough to take on the kind of high-risk high-reward projects that other producers tend to avoid.






Micsha Sadeghi (Nasrine)

Micsha delivers an outstanding performance in I Am Nasrine. The Paris-based, Iranian-American actress took on her first feature film role with the part of Nasrine, and she proves through her heartfelt performance that she is a rising star. Micsha trained at the Paris School of Theatre and Cinema and previously performed on stage in Alexander Ostrovsky’s The Storm.


Shiraz Haq

Shiraz Haq (Ali)

Playing the role of Ali, Shiraz provides a contrast to the character of Nasrine. Born and raised in England after his parents migrated to the UK in the 1970s, Shiraz took to the role with great ease. Since filming with us he has gone on to appear in war drama Jacob and Blue Line and continues to dazzle with film performances. Shiraz graduated from Drama Centre London in 2009, where he was elected to the school council at Central Saint Martins.




Christian Coulson (Tommy)

With a background in theatre (including West End productions, UK national tours and many others), Christian is the most established member of the cast. He is a founder member of QWAN, with whom he has performed Swan!!! and Notes!!! His TV credits include Gossip Girl, Charles II, Hornblower, Miss Marple & Little Britain. Film credits include Four Feathers, The Hours and the role of Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He is also a professional photographer.

Steven Hooper (Leigh)

Steven moved from his birth town of Bristol to the moorlands of West Yorkshire when he was just 6 years old, at which point he began his acting journey. Steven performed in plays and musicals up until he graduated from University, when he began to move into TV and Film work. appearing in adverts for Mini and Manchester's Trafford Centre, he soon appeared in Coronation Street and in ITV's crime drama "A Place of Execution". He also worked on a short called Kitten, which won the Cumbrian short film award and went on to screen at the world famous Cannes Film Festival. When he isn't acting Steven spends his spare time practising with his band in which he is a guitarist and singer/songwriter.



Nichole Hall (Nichole)

Nichole is currently at college and has a keen interest in media.

A life-long horse enthusiast, she is often found taking on "drives" and can be found at the Appleby Horse Fair every year.

This is Nichole's debut film.


Tina Gharavi (Director)

Tina Gharavi is a filmmaker whose work focuses on ‘untold stories, unheard voices’ and filmmaking from the margins. Gharavi has been hailed as one of the most inspirational and thought-provoking filmmakers of her generation.

She is noted for her innovative cross-platform work on migration. Sundance programmer Shari Frilot said of Gharavi’s film ‘Closer’ that ‘it takes documentary to the next level.’ Since then, she has made endearing, inimitably voiced films from unique perspectives on subjects as diverse as Muhammad Ali, teenage sexuality, Yemeni-British sailors, The Lackawanna 6, death row exonerees and lighthouses.

Gharavi also teaches filmmaking at Newcastle University and has lectured worldwide including Oxford University, UCL, SUNY Buffalo and Croatia as well as other exotic locations.



James Richard Baillie (Producer)

Originally from Scotland, Producer James Richard Baillie came to attention when his debut feature, the UK/Iran co-production I Am Nasrine, was nominated for a BAFTA in 2013. His background encompasses energy analysis and investment banking  as well as the media and journalism, roles which have seen him live for extended periods in Moscow, the Middle East and Azerbaijan. His upcoming projects include a gangster film set in Paris and a thriller based in Kurdinstan. He currently helms the office of Bridge + Tunnel and spends any extra time kiteboarding.