Trinity, 2021

Trinity, 2021 Film

Trinity is the finale of a trilogy that includes The Jump (2015), and Don't Look at the Finger (2017). Trinity continues the artist's exploration of language and physical communication, centring on the discovery of a martial language that once united humanity. Interspersed with visual references from his life - both his artistic practice and his Indian cultural heritage, the film features two women – a young British Indian woman (played by Vidya Patel) and a young Deaf garage worker (played by Raffie Julien) – engaging in a fight, creating a unique physical language weaving together martial arts and sign language, created with ongoing collaborators, the fight choreographer Chirag Lukha and Deaf artist and writer Louise Stern. A coming of age story intermingled with supernatural references, Trinity transforms traditional Indian practices with a recognisably Hollywood approach, employing an epic soundtrack and fight choreography. The film explores the representation of the British Indian experience on screen, emphasising the female voice, intergenerational conflict and the truth that our bodies hold beyond language, foregrounding a strong sense of hope.

Trinity, 2021

Artwork Details

  • Medium

    2k Digital Film with 5.1 Surround Sound (HD stereo alternative)

  • Duration

    23 Minutes 26 Seconds

  • Year



  • Production Credits

    A Tilt Films Production. Commissioned by John Hansard Gallery, New Art Exchange, Sadler’s Wells, Gulbenkian and Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation. Supported by Hayward Gallery Touring for British Art Show 9, and Arts Council England. Made with additional support from Anurag Tyagi and Skinder Hundal

  • Written by

    Hetain Patel & In-Sook Chappell

  • Produced by

    Sophie Neave

  • Cast

    Vida Patel (MINA), Sudha Bhuchar (SAMANYA / MUM), Raffie Julian (AMY)

  • Director of Photography

    Lorena Pagès

  • Editor

    Oliver Parker

  • Music

    Amy May

  • Production Designer

    Bobbie Cousins

  • Costume Designer

    Sarah Mercadé

  • Hair & Make-Up Designer

    Cosima Crowley-Roth

  • Sound Recordist

    Jack Cook

  • Choreographer

    Chirag Lukha

  • Sign Language & Story Consultant

    Louise Stern

  • Ancestors Casting

    Eva Martinez

  • The Ancestors

    Saju Hari, Iris Chan, Melanie Ingram, Jaki Wilford

  • Roshan

    Nirmal Chohan

  • 1st Assistant Director

    Carlotta Beck Peccoz

  • Production Manager

    Carmen De Witt

  • Production Assistant

    Anna Argiros

  • 3rd Assistant Director

    Sunjna Mullick

  • Floor Runner

    Zarife Sevin

  • Additional Floor Runners

    Gwennaelle Counson, Amy Madden

  • 1st Assistant Camera

    Riaz Ahmed, Rushil Choudhary, Chris Steel

  • 2nd Assistant Camera

    Joe Salkey

  • Digital Image Technicians

    Ellie C Bright, Gabriel Tineo

  • Camera Trainees

    Jake Phillips, Shayne Thomas-Gordon

  • Steadicam Operator

    James Thomas

  • Gaffer

    Krunal Saadrani

  • Spark

    Dimitrios Mavrogiannis

  • Spark Dalies

    Rob Gifford, Johnjoe Besagni

  • Art Director

    Sofia Sacomani

  • Construction

    Jasper Levine

  • Graphics

    Maria Sacomani

  • Art Department Assistants

    Hugo Harris, Phin Shaughnessy-Symons

  • Costume Assistant

    Anisha Fields

  • Makeup & Hair Assistant

    Amber Hoskins, Amy Luthwood-Graham

  • Sign Language Interpreters

    Helsa Borinstein, Jade Odle

  • Covid-19 Supervisor

    Wojciech Czarkowski

  • Stills Photographer & BTS Videographer

    Gabriel Tineo

  • Colour and Finishing Services


  • Colourist

    Jack Mcginity

  • VFX Artist

    Tim Mellam

  • Sound mixed at


  • Sound Designer

    Martin Schulz

  • Sound Editor

    Daniel Jaramillo

  • Re-Recording Mixer

    David Crane

  • Foley by

    Clap Studios

  • Foley Artist

    Sebastian Vasquez Garzon

  • Foley Recordist

    Alexander Aguilar Castro

  • Foley Editor

    Juan Pablo Saldarriaga Alaguna

  • Foley Supervisor

    Daniel Jaramillo Gutierrez

  • Studio Coordinator

    Sebastian Alzate Lopez

  • Additional Music & Mixing

    Matt Whittington

  • Violin

    Charlie Brown

  • Viola

    Amy May

  • Cello

    Ben Trigg

  • Vocals

    Leela Patel, Verity Quade, Suzy Robinson, Amy May

  • Camera Equipment supplied by

    Fava Rental

  • Lighting Equipment supplied by

    SHL Lighting

  • Location Catering provided by

    CGI Catering

  • Rehearsal Studios provided by

    Sadler's Wells

  • Insurance


  • Special Thanks

    Eva Martinez, Lousie Tanoto, Laura Patay, Toke Broni Strandby, Julie Perry, Lola Perry, Chatterjee & Lal, Shwetal Patel, Holly Waddington, Gwen Ven Spijk, Cambridge Juncion, Thomas Owoo, Callina Pearson, Queens Crescent Community Centre, Jessica Feely & Gustav

  • Filmed on location in

    Kentish Town and Hackney, London

  • In Memory of

    Kunverben Patel (Mamai) 1918 - 2014, Lakshmiben Patel (Baa) 1928 - 2017