When Adam Abdalrhman and Raadi Madhi walked on to the set of Limbo, they drew on their own experiences to tell the story of an asylum seeker. They tell Hanna Flint about the experience.
Adam: Limbo was the first time I’ve acted in this country and in a movie. That’s why I was very happy to get the chance. In Sudan, I was an actor and had experience in theatre, on stage and at drama festivals.
I came here about three years ago. I crossed to Ireland and it was so cold and Glasgow was so cold!
Everything is different here but Limbo was a good chance for me to see actors and how the people here work. It was a chance to send the message to the world about what refugees are really like, how to integrate, get in with the community and help each other.
I was a comedian on stage so I love comedy films. I love Will Smith – I loved Aladdin and his other movies. I like Money Heist on Netflix. I can never remember the names of American films I watch but a recent favourite is a Sudanese documentary called Talking About Trees.
Unfortunately, our country didn’t have college to help people study cinema – our government destroyed everything – but I’ve applied for a course here because I need more experience and I need to learn how to edit. It would help me to make professional films back in my country.