I AM NORWELL ROBERTS QPM - Londons First Black PC

by Connor Mckee in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

I AM NORWELL ROBERTS QPM - Londons First Black PC
We did it
On 11th February 2020 we successfully raised £2,560 with 70 supporters in 28 days

I AM NORWELL ROBERTS QPM is a biographical short film drama about London's first black Police Officer and the racism he faced.

by Connor Mckee in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

£300 of the additional money raised will go towards a charity of Norwells choice. £200 will go towards submitting the film to additional festivals to help spread Norwells story as widely as possible.



"Suppose someone called you a black B*stard, what would you do?"

It’s a story that deserves to be told, for the man who served his country for 30 years, help me to in turn serve him.

With the personal project backing of Norwell Roberts, this short film drama will tell of the racism and abuse he persistently suffered throughout his coming of age career against the public, his peers and superiors in the Metropolitan Force and how he ultimately overcame these racially divided lines.

The Funding: 

We need your help to tell Norwell's story. As a production team we have access to industry standard equipment free of charge, however there are still the essential costs of a set that need to be raised in order to match the films potential quality which can be viewed below. Two of the biggest costs are costume and actors fee, these are essential for bringing the highest quality of authenticity and drama needed to tell this story. Any money we make over our goal will help us to submit the film to festivals and make a donation to a charity of Norwells choice.

Meet the team!

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” - Halford E. Luccock 

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER

"Hi! My names Connor, I am the Director, Producer and Writer of I AM NORWELL ROBERTS QPM. My detailed studies of film, its industry and international work over the last 6 years has led me here. Telling Norwell's story is not only a pleasure but an honour for me. For almost a year I have been working alongside Norwell in developing his story in the best way we can, through this working time I am honoured to call him a good friend and one of my role models in life. Help us to tell his story which desperatley deserves to be told!"

Cinematographer

"Hello! My name is Jade and i'm the Cinematographer of this project. When Connor first told me about his hope in making this film over a year ago, I was filled with excitement for him and hope that I would be able to help or be involved in anyway I could to make this film a reality. One year later and I am now the Director of Photography through my dedication to this project. Film and Photograpghy has been my lifes passion ever since I was a child and as a fellow Londoner I feel honoured to help tell the story that should have been told long ago."

Sound Specialist

"Hello! My name is Sait, i'm a Sound Specialist. During my youth I trained as a Metropolitian Police Cadet, working with my community and undertaking duties to serve members of the public. Coming from a minority background and being born and raised in london, I was heavily inspired by Norwells story in my youth, and it is now a privilege to be telling his story as a film maker and friend to him."

Production Designer

"Hi, I'm Bethany, The Production Designer for I AM NORWELL ROBERTS QPM. It is a privilege to be able to design for such an incredible project. Through my research, creating London in its 1967 form through costume, set and prop design is a welcomed challenge for me."

CASTING /2nd Assistant Director

"I'm Georgia and i'm the Casting Director and Second Assistant Director for I AM NORWELL ROBERTS QPM. As a theatre practitioner and film student, I can't wait to use my casting and production experiance to help bring Norwell's inspirational story to the screen."

1st Assistant Director

"I'm Sam, the 1st Assistant Director for I AM NORWELL ROBERTS QPM. As a born and bred Londoner, growing up in the shadow of the Hendon Police College, I feel immense pride and passion in the opportunity to tell Norwell's story."

Script Supervisor/ Behind The Scenes Photographer

Hi, I’m Dan, and I'm the Script Supervisor and Behind The Scenes Photographer working on I AM NORWELL ROBERTS QPM. For me, Norwell’s story is an incredibly humbling one. For me to be in a position to help facilitate it being told in moving image is such an exciting opportunity and far more than just a job. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

CHIEF

Every previous reward + Digital annotated script used on set! + Personalised 'Thank You' video from the Crew + Digital HQ Posters from the film + 1 months early access (before public release) to a video interview in which YOU can ask Norwell a question alongside your name to be read out during the interview + Signed poster from Norwell Roberts and the Director + Executive Producer Credit.

£5 or more

CADET

A Personal thank you Digital-card will be sent to you on behalf of the Director + A link to the final film once released.

£10 or more

RECRUIT

A Personal thank you Digital-card will be sent to you on behalf of the Director + A link to the final film once released + A 'Supporter Credit' in the final film.

£15 or more

OFFICER

A Personal thank you Digital-card will be sent to you on behalf of the Director + A link to the final film once released + A 'Supporter Credit' in the final film + Exclusive 'Behind The Scenes' Photographs from the set.

£25 or more

DETECTIVE

A Personal thank you Digital-card will be sent to you on behalf of the Director + A link to the final film once released + A 'Supporter Credit' in the final film + Exclusive 'Behind The Scenes' Photographs from the set + Digital original Script + Exclusive look at the full storyboard for the film.

£30 or more

SERGEANT

A Personal thank you Digital-card will be sent to you on behalf of the Director + A link to the final film once released + A 'Supporter Credit' in the final film + Exclusive 'Behind The Scenes' Photographs from the set + Digital original Script + Exclusive look at the full storyboard for the film + Access to the Directors first audio interview with Norwell Roberts (50 minutes)

£50 or more

CAPTAIN

Every previous reward + Digital annotated script used on set! + Personalised 'Thank You' video from the Crew + Digital HQ Posters from the film.

£75 or more

DEPUTY CHIEF

Every previous reward + Digital annotated script used on set! + Personalised 'Thank You' video from the Crew + Digital HQ Posters from the film + 1 months early access (before public release) to a video interview in which YOU can ask Norwell a question alongside your name to be read out during the interview.

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