Director:Sean McAllister
Editor:Johnny Burke
Producer:Elhum Shakerifar
Broadcaster: Sheffield Doc Fest opening night film, BBC2
Production Company: 10ft Films

Filmmaker Sean McAllister return to his hometown of Hull as creative director of the opening ceremony of the City of Culture celebrations, where he reflects on the changes to a city hit by cuts in public spending and divided by Brexit. The film follows local resident Steve Arnott, a struggling warehouse worker by day and hip-hop performer by night, who harbours his own creative dream. “Back home in Hull, where I began, I have been filming Steve and wondering whether he can, against the odds, unlock the opportunities to build a better life? Is social mobility possible in cities like Hull? What role does culture have to play in this? How long can he hold onto his dreams for?”

Official Selection Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 – Opening Night Film

Roundtable Services:
Conform, Nucoda grade, Alchemist frame rate conversion of iPhone footage, Digital Cinema Finishing with Nucoda, Mocha, Boris, after effects and Transkoder tools, Stereo mix in ProTools

Post Production Supervision: Ben Coulson
Grade: Jack Jones
Online Edit: Andres del Caño
Stereo mix: Dan Weinberg
Online Edit Support: Emma Corbett, Sergei Dimlic and Andrew Harris