Billy, an 18-year-old boy from Bournemouth is caught in the middle of the most politically divisive period in modern history, whereby he is forced to choose between a lover and his father. When he doesn’t choose either of them, his world falls apart leading to a violent and unpredictable ending. Billy must decide to either go back to his father and continue his boxed-in life or leave with nowhere to go, but with the freedom to make his own decisions.
"The story was inspired by the partisan time we live in. To me it feels that politics is everywhere and the wrong decision leads to you being villainised. Our main character is one of those people that has fallen out of favour with popular opinion. I hope this film will be different as although it is a political film it is not making a statement, siding with the left or right but instead following a teenager that learns to think for himself, making him an unlikely hero in a world where we are constantly told what to think."
-Will Snape, Director
We are a team of student filmmakers who have been working relentlessly on the film Run White Boy Run.
Our dream is to fund £5500 to bring our film to life, we are doing this by offering YOU select rewards from behind-the-scenes to messages from the crew.
Without your help and support we will not be able to make the film we want to make and show you.
With this film focusing on political issues in the modern age, we will be drawing inspiration from English social realist artists and films. As a group, we are strongly influenced by films such as ‘This Is England’ and ‘Fish Tank’ which both follow a working-class English adolescent protagonist on the brink of self-discovery.
These films project the gritty, unpleasant, realist tone which we aim to recreate. Another huge inspiration for the art team is Richard Billingham’s book ‘Rays A Laugh’ which documents Billingham’s alcoholic father and overweight mother’s life in their tiny high rise flat in Birmingham.
Using these films as inspiration for our set build, colour palettes and materials, we hope to create a believable space that allows the audience to immerse themselves in the narrative.
Over the last few months, we have tirelessly analysed, revised and ensured that every penny we raise will be put to its best use. So where will the money go?
- We are building a set of Billy's house, the hallway, stairs, living room, and kitchen. This includes dressing it to give it more character and story.
- Leading cast and supporting characters
- Hair and makeup for our cast
- FOOD for cast and crew (we all like to have a hot meal once in a while)
- Costumes for all of our cast, ESPECIALLY the Red Dress that Mikaela will wear.
- ...and so much more!