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SoulBoy

Synopsis

It's 1974 in the Midlands where power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on football terraces are the norm. Joe McCain (Martin Compston: The Disappearance of Alice Creed) and best friend Russ Mountjoy (Alfie Allen: Atonement) are stuck in dead-end jobs and bored with lives going nowhere. That is until Joe meets Jane (Nichola Burley: Streetdance 3D), a brassy, blond hairdresser who introduces him to a whole new world of sound and movement and all-night dancing: the Wigan Casino, home of Northern Soul.

Mandy (Felicity Jones: The Tempest, Cemetery Junction), a cute, aspiring artist, is eager to help Joe become the cool 'soul boy' he wants to be. Mandy falls for Joe and a love triangle develops with Jane and Mandy, and Joe has to decide who he really wants in his life. Along the way, they all get swept up in the soul scene, testing each other and confronting darker sides of the scene and their own souls.

SoulBoy also stars Craig Parkinson (Control, Four Lions), Jo Hartley (This is England '86) and Irish superstar Pat Shortt (Garage) and features a soundtrack of all the era's anthems and a new cover of Magic Carpet Ride by soul sensation Gabriella Cilmi.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
84 mins
Director
Shimmy Marcus
Producer
Christine Alderson
Editor
Andrew Hulme
Screenwriter
Jeff Williams
Director of Photography
Vladimir Trivic
Production Designer
Rachel Payne
Music
Lee Arran
Principal Cast
Martin Compston, Nichola Burley, Felicity Jones, Alfie Allen, Craig Parkinson, Jo Hartley, Pat Shortt

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Production Company

Ipso Facto Films
7-15 Pink Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DW
UK

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http://www.ipsofactofilms.com

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Company

Moviehouse Entertainment
11 Denmark Street
London WC2H 8LS
UK

T: +44 (0)20 7836 5536

info@moviehouseent.com
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