INTERMISSION YOUTH: Shakespeare On Smartphone
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
CROWN, dir. Abigail Sewell
Free | BSL interpreted
Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Bridge of Spies) hosts Intermission Youth’s young filmmakers, BAFTA nominated producer Sorcha Bacon (Wren Boys), and leading smartphone and filmmaker, writer and lecturer Cassius Rayner in a discussion around first-time film making, smartphones and Shakespeare as inspiration.
2020 saw us hit with extraordinary events that have affected each and every one of us. From a deadly virus to a global equal rights movement, our world - its systems and its people - are being challenged.
Social media played a massive part in spreading both positivity and negativity this past year. In response, Intermission Youth founded a filmmaking initiative putting Shakespeare to screen with its makers’ smartphones, and this panel will be punctuated by their resulting ten smartphone-made shorts, each inspired by a line of Shakespeare.
Intermission Youth gives disadvantaged young Londoners the tools to make positive choices and become the best version of themselves through drama, film and mentoring.
Zharnai Scotland, Dani Adegoke
A is a young woman in her mid 20s going through an internal battle. As she lives alone, in the midst of the lockdown, it gets to her. As she cries in front of a mirror, her future self appears, advices and uplifts her. Will she find her courage?
Bloody Noses is not a film about boxing but instead, about two fighters battling with paralysing fear and anger. For these two young people, what happens during a fight is controlled not by tactics, but by the rage produced by the many challenges they face in their lives.
Baba Oyejide, Tristram Anyiam
Inspired by Chazz Palminteri’s screen play A Bronx Tale and lines from William Shakespeare’s Richard II, this is the story of a young black male, Bobby Kingsley, torn between the easily fascinating gangster lifestyle and his reformed, incarcerated older brother’s advice.