Yorkshire Anthem - Ilkla Moor Baht `At
Director: Rob Speranza Watch this new twist on a Yorkshire classic. It's "On Ilkla Moor Baht 'At" featuring a rap by a Hollywood star, released on Yorkshire Day, to showcase the county worldwide. The new version features a collection of Yorkshire stars; it includes a rap by film and stage actor Brian Blessed, vocals by soprano Lesley Garrett and singer/songwriter Alistair Griffin, music from the famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band and vocals from the Yorkshire choir Rock Up and Sing. X Factor singer and Yorkshire Regiment soldier Jonjo Kerr also features on the track and money raised will go to the Heroes Children Fund charity (of which Jonjo is a patron) Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Yorkshire Regiment's Fund. It has been produced by Artistic Producer on The X-Factor, Eliot Kennedy. The Sheffield-based songwriter has written and recorded with some of the world's biggest acts including Take That and the Spice Girls.View Detail
Brotherhood - Dir. Matt Taabu
Two refugee brothers experience living in the UK: one tries to remain traditional whilst the other tries to blend in. Short film directed by Matt Taabu and produced by Alex Usborne and Rob Speranza. Funded as part of the Digital Shorts scheme by Screen Yorkshire and the UK Film Council.View Detail
Threads - Dir. Matt Taabu
Liam is a mixed-race fifteen-year-old, who comes face-to-face with Steve, a man who he believes is his father. Steve, however is a leading member of the Far-Right.View Detail
Into The Woods
Walking through the woods, a British family encounter a stranger who doesn't speak English. Whilst their son senses something is wrong, the parents fall victim to their own prejudices, misreading the stranger's intentions, and setting upon a course of action that has far-reaching consequences for them all.
Short film written and directed by Matt Taabu. Produced by Rob Speranza and Alex Usborne. Commissioned by Screen Yorkshire as part of the UK Film Council's Digital Shorts Scheme. Winner of Jury Award at Saltburn Shorts (UK) and received Jury Special Mention at 'Ive Seen Shorts' festival in Milan, Italy.
Stormy Weather by Benjamin Richards
Both Hannah and Johnny are unlucky in love, constantly searching for the one to sweep them off their feet. They are unexpectedly thrust together, and will be forever changed as a result.View in Cinema Mode
The Ponytail Club
The Ponytail Club is another short film made as part of the 'Into Film' initiative. When Emily starts at her new school she quickly finds herself at odds with Megan after she accidentally scuffs her shoes. Is their anything Emily can do to win her round? You can find out more details regarding the Into Film initiative at www.intofilm.orgView in Cinema Mode
When Evie trips Niamh in order to win a race she suddenly finds herself reflecting on the moment when the same thing happened to her and having to decide if she should win the race at any cost or be the better person. A short film made in Chesterfield schools made in conjuction with the BFI's 'Into Film' initiative. You can find out more details regarding the Into Film initiative at www.intofilm.orgView in Cinema Mode
The First Day
Another fun short film made as part of the 'Into Film' initiative. In this short film, Will and Harriet arrive for the first day at their new school and find that maybe things wont be quite as bad as they expected. You can find out more details regarding the Into Film initiative at www.intofilm.orgView in Cinema Mode