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 Originally made as temporary council housing but sold onto private investors, they now sit with the threat of demolition, displacing a large number of residents, some who have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
RESIDENTS OF OULTON, LEEDS
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
TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL
MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY
MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL
EUROPEAN SHORT FILM AWARDS - NOMINEE
"...its presentation here, on a foundation of more conventional documentary building blocks, is both beautiful and startling."