Yaz founded Three’s Company, with Michael and Tom, at age 13, and they’ve worked together ever since. They’re now finally reaching the age where they stop showing off how many years it’s been for fear of revealing how old they actually are.
Yaz started out as actor-producer-sound designer for the group, but now works as a director for film and theatre.
With Tom, Yaz co-founded and runs Underground Venues, a seasonal fringe theatre now in its tenth year. With Michael and others, he helped set up Smooth Faced Gentlemen, the UK’s all-female Shakespeare company.
As a director, recent credits include: Boris: World King (total sell-out Edinburgh 2015), Othello and Titus Andronicus (with Smooth Faced Gentlemen), Not The Messiah, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth: The Shakespeeare Shuffle, and many more.
On film, Yaz runs a small company with his brother Haz (yes, you read that right). They’ve made several short films, videos for many big brands and charities (including MAC, Shelter, code.org, Barnardos, Homes For Britain and more), music videos, and worked behind-the-scenes on some major feature films. Yaz also co-created and directed Missing Something, an online sitcom made with Three’s Company, recently featured in The Guardian.
Outside of the arts, Yaz enjoys languages, photography and appropriating hats he finds on the street.