"This film is brilliant.
Rich & vital.
The music is extraordinary"
"Touching & sensitive. How artists can find their pathway - even as their city becomes a world stage"
"MUST SEE movie! Beautifully paced. Gives credit to the true creatives who earned Hull 2017"
Filmed during the heady days of 2017 with a posse of professional Hull actors and non-actors, this movie celebrates our arts life. All the artists & musicians play enhanced or alternative versions of themselves as Ellis Todd searches for new audiences and success when Kingston-upon-Hull wins UK City of Culture 2017.
Will he be rewarded or ignored?
Mal Williamson is an award-winning film-maker forever based in Hull so knows our cultural communities very well. He works as a freelance film-maker, educator & changework therapist. This take on the featured 2017 events and the unfolding stories is personal yet informed - offering great insights into the life of an artist.
Join cast & crew at Social on Humber St to share the premiere of this epic beat rhapsody of music, relationships, mental health and the practice & politics of delivering art. Philosophy blends with creative strategies - enjoy therapeutic approaches to being an artist.
With its title taken from the promo slogans of the 2017 committee, this film is sometimes real & sometimes fiction. Footage from Hull 2017 mixes with personal revelations and romance.
With a soundtrack of over 30 regional Hull bands this movie is fascinating, cutting & fun!
"An assault of places, faces and music! Screams Hull off the screen at me"
"I am so bloody excited to see this!"
"Hull's own Mike Leigh! Love KAG & Humber Street captured in all its pre-gentrification glory"
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