Ackee & Saltfish is a short film, turned series, directed and written by Cecile Emeke, starring Michelle Tiwo as Olivia, and Vanessa Babirye as Rachel.

Picked up by BBC Three the brand new episode sees Rachel horrified when she finds that Olivia has brought home a new addition to the household; Gertrude the cat. Especially when it turns out Olivia’s not been completely honest about where she found her.

About the cast and team:

Michelle Tiwo is an actress, known for Film 4’s short, The Ting (2013), Got Milk (2012) and Ackee & Saltfish (2014).

Vanessa Babirye is an actress, known for BBC 2’s Our Girl (2013), Strawberry Fields (2012) and Ackee & Saltfish (2014). She has appeared as Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet (2014) at The National Theatre, and she has been cast as Leah in Beautiful Thing (2015).

Cecile Emeke is a Director & Writer, known for the online global documentary series Strolling and Ackee & Saltfish (2014). She has previously worked with Oval House Theatre as a writer, and she is a member of The National Theatre’s Young Studio.

Abraham Popoola is a director, writer and actor, known for Kebab (2014) and Ackee & Saltfish (2014). He is currently training in acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts


Ackee & Saltfish will be available via BBC Three 30 November 2016.

Check out the first Ackee & Saltfish series and more of Cecile Emeke’s work via her YouTube page.