Featuring community groups from around Hull, the film has been produced for Not Forgotten Town, one of 60 projects funded through Hull 2017’s Creative Communities Programme, delivered in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund.
Originally written about the state of the country at the time (the North especially), which particularly affected Henry Priestman’s home town, A Place they called ‘Forgotten Town’ can be viewed early at free, pre-launch screenings on Tuesday February 28 ahead of its full launch online at St. Hilda’s Church, Freedom Centre, Springbank Community Centre and Kardomah94
One of Humber Film’s creative leads, Paul Leeson-Taylor of Mindmap Productions, is encouraging anyone to also do their own versions, including with the karaoke version which this hub of filmmakers and media businesses is making available.
He said: “Hull is such a great musical city and we’d love to hear people’s own versions, whether that’s sent in here to us at Humber Film by email or just posted online.”
Martin Green, Director of Hull 2017, added: “Inspired by a song that will resonate for many people from Hull, this film is a celebration, made by and starring the people of the city. It is also a brilliant way to showcase local film and design talent.”
Produced by Hull-based Humber Film (www.humberfilm.com) the music video features Hull community groups with lead vocals by local singer/songwriters Martin Clappison and Emma Fee in conjunction with another local arts and culture business Culture:Music (www.culturemusichull.co.uk).
Community groups to feature in the video include: Danny’s Dream (disabled respite); HANA (All Nations), including Amazing Grace (Church), Care Commission Group (CCG), Igbo Community (Nigerian Community) and the Kamlesh Indian Community; Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group; Greatfield Big Local (community group); Child Dynamix (Childrens’ nursery); Hull CVS (supporting 16-18 year old carers); Unity in Community (55+ year olds at Endyke Community Centre).
Other creative leads at Humber Film include Peter Hadfield of Land of Mindmap Productions, Phil Codd of Mollusc Films and Alex Twiston-Davies of ATD Animations.
Comprising more than 50 filmmaker members from the region, Humber Film (www.humberfilm.com) is a not-for-profit organisation situated on the 3rd floor above Kardomah 94 in central Hull.
The screenings are at:
*St. Hilda’s Church, Annandale Road, Greatfield, Hull HU9 4JY
*Child Dynamix Nursery, Freedom Centre, Preston Road, Hull HU9 3QB
*Igbo Community, Springbank Community Centre, West Parade, Springbank, Hull HU3 1BX
These three venues will be open from 6.30pm on Tues, Feb 28th with first screenings at 7.30 and then at 15-minute intervals until 8.45pm, which is the last screening These three venues will be open access to the public – no ticket or pre-booking required.
*Kardomah94, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AN The video (with sound) will be shown on the outside of the building from 7.30pm and then in the cinema room inside from 8:30pm. This venue is open access to the public – no ticket or pre-booking required.
The song and music video will be formally released online and social media on Wednesday March 1 at 7:45am for free viewing. The song will also be available for purchase via download for 0.99p and there will also be a limited edition DVD for sale through selected retail outlets in the city.
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