WHY I 

We dug into the past of five creative people and found out the moments in their lives that created the path that led them to where they are. It’s often finding what makes people tick that interests us the most. Pushing the  interviews and uncovering the details that sometimes the talent doesn’t even know was there themselves. Films like this which are born out of a conversation can sometimes be the most powerful. Unscripted is often the most real.

The series was shot as part of our 24 month campaign for UK City of Culture.

 

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WHY I MOVE

The story behind a life changing moment, that turned a rugby player into a dancer. We explore Jon's approach to life. It's one that aims to inspire others to move not just their bodies, but their minds too.

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WHY I DIRECT

Mark Babych, artistic director of Hull Truck Theatre, has most recently directed A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, inspired by his parents experience fleeing Ukraine to start a better life.

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WHY I ACT

Alice Beaumont is an actor from the East coast of the UK and we delve into the motivation behind her struggle and why "making it" isn't always the thing that people make it out to be.

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WHY I CREATE

Costume and millinery designer Lara Jensen has worked with some of the biggest names in film and fashion, including Karl Lagerfeld, Jonas Åkerland and Kylie Minogue.  We visit Lara Jensen in her London studio where we get an exclusive look at the new designs she’s created for Lady Gaga’s new tour.

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WHY I SING

In this short film we spoke with Lyn Acton about what makes her want to sing. After the loss of her son, she reflects on how music has helped her to survive through such a tragic event.

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CLIENT
UK City Of Culture

PRODUCTION COMPANY
SODIUM

CEO - UK CITY OF CULTURE
Martin Green

HEAD OF DIGITAL
David Watson

DIRECTORS
Rob Booker & Phil Barber

PRODUCER
Eleanor Churchill

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Matt Gentleman

EDITOR +
COLOURIST

Lia Hayes

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