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A Northern Soul

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Synopsis

Filmmaker Sean McAllister return to his hometown of Hull as creative director of the opening ceremony of the City of Culture celebrations, where he reflects on the changes to a city hit by cuts in public spending and divided by Brexit. The film follows local resident Steve Arnott, a struggling warehouse worker by day and hip-hop performer by night, who harbours his own creative dream.
“Back home in Hull, where I began, I have been filming Steve and wondering whether he can, against the odds, unlock the opportunities to build a better life? Is social mobility possible in cities like Hull? What role does culture have to play in this? How long can he hold onto his dreams for?” (Sean McAllister)
Official Selection Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 - Opening Night Film

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Director
Sean McAllister
Producer
Elhum Shakerifar, Sean McAllister

Genre

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Last updated 19th April 2018

Production Company

A 10ft Films Ltd production for BBC2, with support from BFI awarding funds from the National Lottery, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Sharp House

10ft Films Ltd
87 Athlone Road
London
SW2 2DU
http://www.tenfootfilms.co.uk