A Brixton Tale

Leah is a YouTuber, one of these professions one can only afford to have when born into an affluent family, which is fortunately the case. Benji, the subject of her current documentary is the son of African immigrants and came into this world without a silver spoon in his mouth. Even when the two fall in love, Leah keeps her camera handy and even tries to dramatize Benji‘s already dramatic life for her own purposes. Directors Darragh Carey and Bertrand Desrochers have created an authentic, modern love-story that slowly turns into a modern, urban tragedy. A dire warning of the potency of modern media that reminds us that the act of observation will always have an impact on its subject – in this case with dire consequences. (Filmfest Oldenburg)

Films - Selection
A Brixton Tale (2021) - Canot Camping (2017, short) - Get the Funk Out (2017, short, Carey) - The Holt (2017, short)
YAAAS! Competition 2022
Darragh Carey, Bertrand Desrochers
Great Britain 2021
color
76 minutes
English
OV

Screenings / Tickets


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Screenplay Rupert Baynham, Chi Mai
Cinematography Kristof Brandl
Editing Derek Holland
Sound/Sounddesign Len Usselman
Music Peter Venne
With Ola Orebiyi, Lily Newmark, Craige Middleburg, Jaime Winstone, Barney Harris
Producer(s) Beau Rambaut, Rupert Baynham
Production
The Damned Crew
World Sales
Parkland Pictures
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Slamdance Film Festival 2021