HANGING ON

BestofBritish_LiveAction2021_b 2.png
Official Selection.jpg
TIFF21-Official_Selection-blk.png
LFF 2021 LAURELS_Official Selection_POS (1).png
UKAudienceAward_2021_black 2.png

Set in Oulton, Leeds an old coal-mining community of over 60 houses still stand. Originally made as temporary council housing but sold onto private investors, they now sit with the threat of demolition, displacing a large number of residents, some who have lived there for all of their lives. Featuring a combination of audio interviews and artistic visuals we discover the stories of a close community of residents, their sentimental memories and the stress and uncertainty of an ongoing campaign to save their homes.

 

This documentary reminds us about the struggles of people slipping through the cracks of society and explores what it means to have a home.

DIRECTOR - ALFIE BARKER // PRODUCER - HOLLIE BRYAN

DOP - BEN BROWN // SOUND DESIGN - ROB WINGFIELD // SCORE - BENJAMIN SQUIRES

STUNT COORDINATOR - JUSTIN PEARSON // VFX EDITOR - OWAIN STREET 

CAST 

RESIDENTS OF OULTON, LEEDS

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2021

BIFA - Longlist Best British Short

SHEFFIELD DOC FEST - World Premiere

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - International Premiere

ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL - Winner Best of British Live Action // Winner UK Audience Award

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

AESTHETICA FILM FESTIVAL - Winner Best of the Festival // Winner Best Documentary Short                         

NORWICH FILM FESTIVAL - In Competition - Best Documentary                   

RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

UPPSALA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 

FOLKESTONE DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - British Shorts Competition 

BFI NETWORK Lottery Partners_DOC SOC_MON

"...its presentation here, on a foundation of more conventional documentary building blocks, is both beautiful and startling."

Jonathan Bygraves 

https://www.encounters.film/hanging-on